Evidence is growing, based on carefully controlled studies, that certain non-pharmacological complementary interventions may be useful adjuncts to conventional care. For example, the pain of osteoarthritis can be lessened by acupuncture; tai chi may be helpful in reducing the pain of fibromyalgia; and massage and manipulative therapies may contribute to the relief of chronic . . . → Read More: Don’t Dismiss These Treatments as Placebos
A handgrip strength test has been developed as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women.
Handgrip strength was measured in both hands (and the average score was used in the analyses) by a maximal isometric test using a hand dynamometer.
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Even if you exercise, the more hours a day you sit, the greater your risk of early death.
Hamilton’s take, which is supported by a growing body of research, is that the amount of time you exercise and the amount of time you spend on your butt are completely separate factors for heart-disease risk. . . . → Read More: Why your desk job is slowly killing you
Gentle exercise key to easing lower back pain – Intensity, positions must be decided on age and condition
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Gunnar Mossberg reports: “Acute low back pain affects up to 80 percent of the population at some time, often repeatedly. Research studies have shown that exercise therapy is one of the few . . . → Read More: Gentle exercise key to easing lower back pain