Bone in your body constantly breaks down and is replaced by new bone. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones break down faster (called bone resorption) than they can be replaced by new bone formation (called bone remodeling), making them less dense and more porous. This brittleness weakens bones and makes them more susceptible to […]
How to Use Cryotherapy & NormaTec Dynamic Compression to Enhance Athletic Performance, Improve Health and Reduce Cellulite & Varicose Veins
External dynamic compression therapy has been used since the 1960s to enhance the body’s natural circulatory and lymphatic systems. More recently, a rehab physician and bioengineer recognized the value of external compression for health, fitness and cosmetic objectives. Dr. Laura Jacobs developed NormaTec Dynamic Compression initially to treat chronic wounds, lymphedema and other circulatory diseases. […]
Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. Eczema is considered to be an autoimmune condition because it occurs due to an overactive immune response to an environmental trigger. Inflammation results and causes the symptoms of eczema.
30 million Americans have some form of eczema […]
Researchers and physicians have long debated the relationship between inflammation and cancer. Recent studies are now emerging with evidence suggesting that anti-inflammatory treatments (specifically an aspirin regimen) can protect humans from certain cancers. As is the case with other anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals aspirin is not without negative side effects. If only there were a drug-free anti-inflammatory […]
Blood pressure is calculated by the amount of blood pumped by the heart and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood that the heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure.
Blood pressure is reported in two readings: systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure occurs as […]
It’s that time of the month again. And no, we’re not talking about your period. We’re talking about the week or two before your period when symptoms like mood swings, bloating, and relentless back pain and breast tenderness make their way into your everyday life. Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a common condition that affects around 80% […]
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints—synovium–to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain and reduced mobility in and around the joints.
If inflammation goes unchecked, it can damage cartilage, the elastic tissue that […]
How to Use the ChillRx Infrared Sauna for Athletic Enhancement
Infrared heat saunas differ from traditional steam saunas in several important ways. One of the best features of infrared saunas is that they heat the body directly. A traditional sauna heats the ambient air first and then through heat exchange, heats the body. Infrared saunas directly […]
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. The ACL runs diagonally in the middle of the knee, preventing the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur, as well as providing rotational stability to the knee.
There are approximately 200,000 ACL injuries annually.
ACL tears can be treated non-surgically […]