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The Book To Be Or Not to Be Pain Free
The Author M. D. Marc D. Sopher
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2003-01-30
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 204
ISBN 9781410707871
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Much of the chronic and recurrent pain and discomfort that we all experience is psychologically induced. This psychologically induced pain is called TMS, or The Mindbody Syndrome. TMS most commonly affects the back, neck, and legs, but can affect any part of the body or organ system. Some common TMS disorders include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), and fibromyalgia. Using today's popular lingo, TMS is a mindbody disorder – the symptoms arise from the mind and are experienced by the body. Thus, The Mindbody Syndromeis an appropriate title. With the information in this book, I am optimistic that you will be able to eliminate your pain, no matter where it is. You will do this with knowledge. Simply by changing how you think about the connection between your brain and body, you will begin to feel better. I will not be recommending oral medication, special exercises, surgery, injections, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy or any other of the multitude of alternative therapies that have sprung up in an effort to combat the explosion of chronic and recurrent pain in our society. Just knowledge.


The Book Pain Free
The Author Pete Egoscue
The Publisher Bantam
Release Date2014-06-25
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 320
ISBN 9780804152648
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Starting today, you don't have to live in pain. That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today's top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you'll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of e-cizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of: Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems Plus special preventive programs for maintaining health through the entire body. With this book in hand, you're on your way to regaining the greatest gift of all: a pain-free body! the help of Pete Egoscue's revolutionary program of quick stretches and strength-building exercises, you can cure chronic pain, and do it naturally. Pete Egoscue has shown thousands of individuals, corporations, schools, and championship sports teams how to eliminate pain without investing in expensive ergonomic devices or resorting to surgery or drug therapies. His groundbreaking book, with nearly 50,000 hardcover copies sold, shows readers how to: Relieve lower back pain Improve hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees Relieve migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ Relieve painful problems, like carpal tunnel syndrome, often misdiagnosed as arthritis Prevent injuries and maintain health through stretching programs for the entire body Filled with easy instructions, photos, and line illustrations throughout, this book will provide quick, effective pain relief. -->


The Book Pain Free for Women
The Author Pete Egoscue
The Publisher Bantam
Release Date2009-02-19
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 480
ISBN 9780307489326
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “Women today not only deserve but should expect a pain-free, active lifestyle, no matter their age, no matter their previous experience.” Pain Free for Women In his famed San Diego clinic, Pete Egoscue has taught women of all ages and from all walks of life how to use the Egoscue Method for safe, effective, and permanent relief from chronic pain without prescription painkillers, physical therapy, or invasive surgery. Now he shares his specially adapted “Pain Free” program for women to use at home. Whether you suffer from back or neck pain, joint discomfort or sore knees, or need more stamina, improved balance, and extra strength, here is a revolutionary and proven approach to self-care that promises optimal health through a simple set of exercises that will transform the way you move and feel — forever! Egoscue shows women how to take back their bodies by recovering and restoring a precious health asset — full, free, flexible motion — that he believes has been drastically reduced by our modern lifestyle. As Egoscue explains, motion not only develops a woman’s body but also maintains and rejuvenates it. Yet as her motion-deprived muscles disengage and weaken, it is common for a woman’s body to lose alignment, leading to repetitive stress injuries, persistent pain, and general bad health. Even the simplest activities — how she sits, stands, walks, works, lifts, and sleeps — can trigger problems. Focusing on proper alignment, posture, and muscle engagement, Egoscue provides simple but powerful techniques to restore flexibility and function while at the same time boosting energy, revving up the immune system, even raising the body’s metabolic rate. The remarkable “E-cises” included within have also been linked to improved ability to fight disease, cope with aging, and recover from accidents and injuries. The “miracle” cure Egoscue offers is, simply, correct motion. Organized by the seasons of a woman’s life, Pain Free for Women pays particular attention to age-specific concerns such as puberty, childbirth, and menopause, as well as special issues such as arthritis, PMS, and depression. At the same time, Egoscue shows how women can build a framework of healthy movement that will prevent illness and maintain pain-free good health throughout the journey of life. According to Egoscue, reversing the effects of poor musculoskeletal fitness provides astonishing benefits, including: •Better balance, posture, and breathing, as well as increased resiliency •Effective and safe weight management •Healthy bone density and visual acuity •Heightened sex drive •Delayed symptoms of aging •Peace of mind and general tranquility Extensively illustrated to demonstrate proper placement, posture, and movement, Pain Free for Women offers women of every age the possibility of feeling better than ever before. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book Pain Free Sitting Standing and Walking
The Author Craig Williamson
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date2013
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 112
ISBN 9781590309711
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Most of us take the acts of sitting, standing, and walking for granted, but for those suffering from back, muscle, and joint pain, even these seemingly simple actions can be extremely uncomfortable. Poor body alignment or habitual movement patterns that crop up when we compensate for a bad back or painful neck can only further exacerbate existing issues--and create new problems. In this accessible workbook, Craig Williamson demonstrates how by just doing these three basic actions with optimal body alignment and attention, you can help free yourself from existing pain and prevent further injury. The protocol is simple but extremely effective, and step-by-step photos guide you through every exercise. Williamson's approach has been praised by physicians, physical therapists, coaches and sports trainers, yoga instructors, and patients.


The Book Pain Free Biochemistry
The Author Paul C. Engel
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2010-01-08
Genre Science
Pages 344
ISBN 9780470722961
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "It’s not every day that one picks up a textbook that can claim to occupy a unique niche, given the multitude of scientific textbooks that are vying for a medical readership. However, with the recent publication of 'Pain-Free Biochemistry: An Essential Guide for the Health Sciences', which is specifically aimed at students of medicine and nursing, one could be left wondering just why nobody thought of this sooner.” –Irish Medical Times, September 14, 2010 If you are an undergraduate nursing or healthcare student about to embark on a short course in biochemistry and feel daunted by the prospect because you’ve done very little chemistry in the past, found it difficult or studied it so long ago you’ve forgotten it all, then this is the book for you. Equally, if clinical practice has brought you back to biochemistry just when you were hoping you could forget it all, this could be your lifeline! Having taught biochemistry to all sorts of students, from nurses to chemical engineers, for more than 30 years, Professor Paul Engel knows how to take the ‘pain’ out of your studies. For those who are a bit wobbly on molecules, bonds, ions, etc. this text also has just enough supporting chemistry slipped in where appropriate to help things make sense. Accessible, enjoyable to read and packed with a wealth of clinical examples from heart disease to cancer and blood clotting to antibiotics, this handy textbook will reveal how biochemistry is fundamental to clinical practice and everyday life. Drugs, diet, disease, DNA – it all comes down to biochemistry. Key Features: Easy to digest: ‘Bite sized’ topics lead you through essential biochemistry without going into intimidating detail. Doesn’t assume you’ve studied chemistry before: Focuses on key concepts and provides all the basic chemistry you might need. Colour coded: Specially designed so you can see, at a glance, which chapters focus on underpinning chemistry, which on basic biochemistry and which on clinical applications. Clinically relevant:Topical examples throughout the text show how getting to grips with biochemistry will help you succeed in healthcare practice. Reinforces your learning: Includes numerous self-test questions with answers throughout. Companion website includes: A complete set of figures from within the book. Extended MCQs with answers and further explanation where relevant.


The Book The Pain Free Back
The Author Jwing-Ming Yang
The Publisher YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
Release Date2017-09-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 176
ISBN 9781594395383
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The spine is the root of all motion, and a helthy back is vital to well-being. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For many, the condition progresses to the point where they will have to manage pain for years to come. Some will have little choice but to rely on prescription medication. But for the millions of others with back pain, there is hope. By committing to a series of simple exercises, we can remain loose and flexible. We can prevent and heal injuries to maintain a strong, healthy back. Motion is the key, and in this book Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming will get you moving. You will regain natural, pain-free motion and balance with qigong, a timeless Chinese art that promotes healing, flexibility, and balance. The gentle, meditative movements emphasize proper motion in coordination with breath, making qigong the right choice for preventing, treating, and healing back pain. This book presents 54 gentle qigong movements to help you loosen, stretch, strengthen, heal and maintain a strong back for a lifetime. You will learn • What qigong is and why it is a good choice for healing and maintaining a healthy back • 3 back-loosening movements • 12 back-stretching movements • 30 back-healing movements • 7 movements for immediate relief • 2 back-strengthening movements • A 12-step plan for keeping your back healthy. Many people rely on acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and even surgery. By committing to a simple qigong practice, you can begin to take care of your own back, with less reliance on others. Pain-free motion is the goal, and qigong movements will help you accomplish that goal.


The Book Pain Free
The Author Luke Bucci
The Publisher Summit Publishing Group
Release Date1994-12-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 248
ISBN 1565301617
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The definitive guide to healing arthritis, low-back pain, and sports injuries through nutrition and supplements.


The Book The Rider s Pain Free Back
The Author James Warson
The Publisher Trafalgar Square Books
Release Date2007-10-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 170
ISBN 9781570766350
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Over 90 percent of the US population seeks help for back pain at one point or another during the course of their life. If you're a horseperson, back pain is of particular concern as it not only robs you of the joys of riding—it threatens your livelihood, as well. From grooming and tacking up, to performing a flawless reining pattern or jumping a clean round, to stacking hay bales or pushing a wheelbarrow, everything we do on and around horses demands a supple, strong, healthy back. Now, in his unique, easygoing style, Dr. Jim Warson—a neurosurgeon who also happens to be a lifelong horseman—provides all the practical information you need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of back pain—whether caused by equestrian pursuits, outside activities, illness, or heredity. More importantly, he shows readers how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you. This book includes: • "Normal" back biology and function • Congenital conditions, trauma, arthritis, and infection • Understanding symptoms and pinpointing problem areas • Tack's impact on the physics of riding • How your horse's conformation can affect your body • Traditional and alternative treatments and therapies • Techniques for saddling and mounting without stress • Recommendations for pregnant riders. In addition, Dr. Warson provides a section specifically geared toward improving rider flexibility and strength. You'll find step-by-step instructions and photo series for 10 stretches and 8 exercises for a healthy, stress-free back, allowing you to not only enjoy your riding but all your day-to-day activities, whatever they may be.


The Book The Pain Free Program
The Author Anthony B. Carey
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2010-12-30
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 264
ISBN 1118040295
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Anthony Carey hits the bull's-eye! Striving for a pain-free lifestyle is a goal we all want to achieve, and this book is a powerful tool to help you attain it." --Bradford Stiles, M.D., Medical Director of California Sports & Industrial Medical Center "Anthony Carey's unique approach to promote the proper function of the whole body in order to support and heal the problematic area delivered the results that made me a lifetime believer. I continue to utilize Anthony's techniques to train and heal my body every day. I only wish I would have found his program earlier in my career." --Erik Kramer, former NFL Quarterback An innovative, therapeutic exercise program to stop the pain for good If you're one of the millions who suffer from chronic back, neck, shoulder, and joint pain, all you can think about is relief. Now, exercise physiologist Anthony Carey presents a breakthrough whole-body approach to pain relief that will help your body function and heal the way it was designed to. The Pain-Free Program shows you how to assess and treat the underlying cause of your pain rather than trying to simply fix your symptom area alone. Carey provides an individualized program for your specific body form, complete with customized exercise routines. This prescriptive guide: * Addresses the full range of pain sources, outlining the typical "hot zones" where pain tends to occur and why * Presents customized programs based on 6 major body forms identified by the author * Features over 100 photographs and illustrations that demonstrate appropriate exercise positions, techniques, and modifications * Reveals how you can prevent future injuries The Pain-Free Program gives you the tools you need to get rid of the pain for good--and stay healthy for the rest of your life.


The Book Pain Free with Far Infrared Mineral Therapy
The Author Kara Lee Schoonover
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2003-03-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 108
ISBN 9780595272631
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I was introduced to the lamp first as a patient by Dr. Tano Lucero, and then subsequently purchased it and successfully treated soft tissue injuries. I found this book to contain gems of healing wisdom that added a new dimension to my concept of pain relief. The book discusses many alternative methods of healing and presents practical ways of applying this knowledge in our own lives. Roberta Joy, Director of International Marketing, Bellevue, WA. Kara has done an excellent job in sharing and explaining the use of the lamp and how it works, what it is good for, and how to use it. This book is very beneficial to both users and health professionals alike. Enjoy the information Kara shares in this wonderfully written book of knowledge! Dr. Jing Yang Na, Healing Arts Clinic by the River, Maple Valley, Washington.


The Book Muscular Retraining for Pain Free Living
The Author Craig Williamson
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date2007-08-14
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 240
ISBN 0834824914
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Here's an innovative and practical approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain, written by a popular occupational therapist with thirty years of experience freeing people from the discomfort of tendonitis, lower back pain, and neck and shoulder tension. These types of chronic pain can be caused by a number of factors, including old injuries, habitual movement patterns, problems with body alignment, psychological causes, and inability to sense your own body movements accurately. Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living clearly and concisely explains the causes of persistent muscle pain and offers a therapeutic exercise program to address these problems and end pain. This book explains the basic principles behind Williamson Muscular Retraining, which helps people to use their bodies more efficiently and gracefully, in a way that is practical and easy to understand. The problems of poor posture, muscle tension, and stress-caused pain are corrected by seeing them through the lens of kinesthetic awareness. The importance of kinesthetic awareness is typically overlooked precisely because it is lacking in so much of our population, including health care practitioners. Retraining for Pain-Free Living presents case examples of how people have used body awareness to improve how they sit, stand, and move - to rid themselves of ongoing muscular pain.


The Book The Pain Free Back
The Author Harris H. McIlwain
The Publisher Diversion Books
Release Date2012-02-15
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 299
ISBN 9781938120039
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whether it results from injury, osteoporosis, or an unusually intense weekend golf game, back pain is an all-too-common cause of serious discomfort that can debilitate even your most dedicated effort to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. It doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Harris H. McIlwain has devoted his career to bringing relief to sufferers of back pain and arthritis, and in THE PAIN-FREE BACK, he shares his clinically proven six-step program for achieving and maintaining a healthy back. With Dr. McIlwain as your guide, you'll be able to identify what's feeding your pain, and, more important, how to eliminate it without expensive medical procedures. This comprehensive resource includes: Resistance exercises to strengthen your back and ease pain within days of starting the program Tips for losing weight on a low-carb "pain-free" diet that helps control hunger pangs and a guide to healing foods that decrease inflammation and pain Back-friendly alternative therapies that ease pain naturally, as well as touch therapies for soothing various types of back pain Lifestyle changes such as ergonomic computer stations that reduce the stress on your back Anyone who experiences back pain will find this an essential aid to recovering a full and active life.


The Book 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back
The Author Esther Gokhale
The Publisher Pendo Press
Release Date2013-03-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 244
ISBN 9780979303685
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young children, and people from traditional societies the world over. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even unhealthy—and exploring the current epidemic of back pain, many of the commonly cited reasons for the degeneration of spinal discs and the stress on muscles that leads to back pain are examined and debunked. The historical and anthropological roots of poor posture in Western cultures are studied as is the absence of back pain complaints in the cultures of Africa, Asia, South America, and rural Europe. Eight detailed chapters provide illustrated step-by-step instructions for making simple, powerful changes to seated, standing, and sleeping positions. No special equipment or exercise is required, and effects are often immediate.


The Book Pain Free for Life
The Author Darrell J. Stoddard
The Publisher Torchlight Pub
Release Date2003-01-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 139
ISBN 1887089462
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pain Free for Life challenges Western medicine in its treatment of pain. It offers millions suffering from pain effective alternatives to invasive surgery and drugs. Using traditional Chinese medical principles, Darrell Stoddard, founder of the Pain Research Institute, identifies the real cause of pain. Having performed over 18,000 bioelectrical and auricular therapy treatments, he is now sharing his knowledge and experience to help you become pain free for life.


The Book 3 Minutes to a Pain Free Life
The Author Joseph Weisberg
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2005-04-26
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 320
ISBN 9781416506782
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Relieve and prevent chronic pain forever with this simple, safe, and sure-fire three-minute daily program! Imagine a world free of aches and pains...no back pain, headaches, joint stiffness, or arthritis; no expensive ergonomic equipment or pain medications. With Dr. Joseph Weisberg's revolutionary new system, a pain-free life is now within reach of everyone—even those who have endured chronic pain for years. At the heart of Dr. Weisberg's system is the 3-Minute Maintenance Method--a unique program for all ages and fitness levels that eliminates the conditions that cause pain in the first place. By utilizing six different thirty-second therapeutic movements the program makes it possible for the body to keep itself free of pain. Thanks to Dr. Weisberg's groundbreaking program, relief—and a lifetime of healthy muscles and joints--is finally at hand. In fact, it's just three minutes away!


The Book Pain Free at Your PC
The Author Pete Egoscue
The Publisher Bantam
Release Date2009-01-21
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 208
ISBN 9780307489319
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Using a computer doesn't have to hurt. Prevent or reverse repetitive stress injuries Cure carpal tunnel syndrome End chronic wrist, shoulder, and neck pain Ease eyestrain Avoid surgery, drugs, and wrist braces Using a computer should challenge your mind, not your body. As computers become a larger part of our daily lives both at work and at home, complaints of painful wrists, sore shoulders, stiff necks, and blurry vision associated with computer use continue to soar. But the good news is that this chronic pain can easily be prevented or cured without surgery or drugs--or expensive "ergonomic" equipment. There's no need to move your monitor, wear wrist braces, or sit in a specially designed chair. Instead, Pete Egoscue, using the techniques and principles developed at his renowned clinic, shows you how to keep pointing and clicking for hours--pain free. You'll learn how to: Avoid or treat common but debilitating repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome Recognize and remedy problems in posture and movement before they cause pain Do easy-to-perform exercises at your desk to eliminate chronic hand, wrist, shoulder, back, and neck pain Quickly and easily correct damaging patterns of motion And much more From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Living Pain Free
The Author Doreen Virtue
The Publisher Hay House, Inc
Release Date2014-11-17
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 224
ISBN 9781401947019
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: No longer must you suffer with chronic or acute pain! In this book, Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves (a successful Australian naturopath) explain how you can reduce or eliminate physical discomfort with their unique blend of natural and spiritual healing methods. You’ll understand the origin of, and reasons for, your pain; and, rather than just covering up symptoms, you’ll be guided in building a foundation of true wellness. Living Pain-Free contains detailed guidelines for healing, taking you through the research and offering recommendations for nutrition, exercise, and physical and energetic therapeutic methods. Learn which modalities may be best for you, and how to get well without the need for harsh chemical drugs or surgery. You’ll also be inspired by stories shared by readers and clients who were able to relieve their pain with the help of the angels. Don’t allow pain to hold you back any longer. Underneath your suffering is a perfectly comfortable, healthy body. Within these pages you will find out how to ease pain naturally so you can reveal it. Get ready to enjoy life again!


The Book 7 Steps to Pain Free Sex
The Author Claudia Amherd
The Publisher P6 Beckenbodenzentrum
Release Date2013-10-05
Genre Education
Pages 148
ISBN 9781466247741
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book was written for you, if you experience vaginal tightness or suffer from vaginismus, vulvodynia, sexual pain after giving birth, vaginal stenosis after radiation of the pelvis, pain after gynaecological surgery and other conditions concerning chronic pelvic pain. The main part of this book is an easy to follow program to overcome these conditions. In 7 simple steps you will learn how to overcome successful sexual pain, vaginismus or chronic pelvic pain using empowering exercises. You'll learn how you activate, train and relax the pelvic floor, the muscles that surround your vagina. You’ll learn a short but effective relaxation technique, the progressive muscle relaxation. After these steps you will learn how you insert your finger or a medical dilator without pain or a burning sensation. Yes, it takes time, practice, and effort. If you want to get results using this programme, you will have to do something. You will have to take action. But if you are willing to follow these 7 simple Steps of the author's programme - and don’t give up when you run into challenges or setbacks - you will be amazed by the results, just like so many women who’ve followed this program have been.


The Book Naturally Pain Free
The Author Letha Hadady
The Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date2012-07-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 336
ISBN 9781402265334
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: TACKLE YOUR PAIN THE NATURAL WAY Whether you've dealt with a lifetime of chronic aches and pains or suffer from a specific ailment, when you're in constant pain, relief is the only thing on your mind. Are you using the same over–the–counter painkiller to treat everything from toothaches to knee pain? If so, you may only be providing a temporary mask to your suffering—not healing it—and it's only a matter of time before the pain returns. Every pain is unique, from headaches to back strains to arthritis, and there's no one–solution–fits–all to alleviate your suffering. Natural remedies expert Letha Hadady knows that to treat pain you must focus on the cause. Organizing her advice by both symptom and type of pain, Hadady guides you on how to use a variety of all–natural herbs, extracts, and pills to ease and control the source of your suffering. Find Natural Pain Remedies For: •Arthritis •Sciatica •Backaches •Chest Pains •Nerve Pain •Migraines •Burns •Knee Discomfort •Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And More... Praise for Letha Hadady "There is no one else of Letha's stature, experience, and knowledge in the field of alternative medicine." —ALICE RHEE, NBC NEWS "The Martha Stewart of herbs." —CONDE NAST TRAVELER "Her encyclopedic knowledge of health and beauty is evident." —DAILY NEWS "Letha unearths the wisdom of the ancients." —NEW YORK POST


The Book Pain Free Joints
The Author Jwing-Ming Yang
The Publisher YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
Release Date2017-11-01
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 128
ISBN 9781594395369
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: If pain-free joints are the goal, qigong movements can help. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over fifty million Americans struggle with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Obesity and inactivity are proven aggravating factors, limiting mobility and making everyday activities difficult and painful. For many, arthritis progresses to the point where they will have to manage pain for years to come. Some will have little choice but to rely on prescription medication. But for the millions of others with joint pain, there is hope. By committing to a series of simple exercises, we can remain loose and flexible. We can prevent and heal injuries to maintain flexible, healthy joints. Motion is the key, and in this book Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming will get you moving. You will regain natural, pain-free motion, and suppleness with qigong, a timeless Chinese art that promotes healing, flexibility, and balance. The gentle, meditative movements emphasize proper motion in coordination with breath, making qigong the right choice for preventing, treating, and even reversing arthritis. This book presents 46 simple qigong movements to help you loosen, stretch, strengthen, heal, and maintain comfortable, flexible joints for a lifetime. You will learn what qigong is and why it is a good choice for treating arthritis and maintaining healthy joints • 4 gentle torso-loosening movements • 9 hand massage movements and techniques • 6 massage methods for immediate relief • 3 qigong movements for neck, spine, and waist • 7 qigong movements for fingers, hands, and wrists • 8 qigong movements for elbows and shoulders • 4 qigong movements for toes and ankles • 5 qigong movements for hips and knees Many people who live with joint pain rely on acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and even surgery. By committing to a simple qigong practice, you can begin to take care of your own joints, with less reliance on others.