10 ways to tell if you have a sinus infection

So you are wondering if you suffer from sinus problems. Here is a top 10 list to tell if you are a candidate for sinus infections or not. Do you have pain and/or pressure in the area of your eyes or forehead. Do you have pain in the very top of your head? Do you notice that the pain gets more intense when you bend over or move your head quickly? Do you have sinus drainage issues? This clear to greenish-yellow fluid may drain out thru your nose, or even more commonly drain down the back of your throat and you wind up swallowing it. You will notice this especially… Read More

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Ragweed Time Again

Ragweed season is here and is causing people to sneeze, wheeze and cough through out the country. How about a suggestion that costs under $ 15.00 and doesn’t involve drugs or prescriptions? Ragweed Season Is Here Again Our sinuses seem to be continually fighting pollen of one kind or another. Ragweed, starts blooming in the middle of August. Did you know that the pollen grains are so lightweight that they can travel up to distances of 400 miles? Imagine how far into your sinuses these tiny travelers can go! This tiny pollen causes all of the typical allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny noses, swollen and itchy watery eye. If… Read More

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Sinus Head Aches: What Causes Them?

What causes a sinus headache? We have little tiny hairs called cilia that push the mucus out of the sinuses direct it toward the sinus opening. The problem occurs thatwhen this opening which is about the size of a pencil is blocked, oxygen in the sinus will become reabsorbed by the mucous membrane. The end result is a vacuum pressure effect in the sinus. It is this vacuum effect that gives us the old sinus head ache. Which sinuses ache the most? It makes sense that the sinuses that are the most easily blocked would cause us the most head aches. The frontal sinus is often the guilty party with… Read More

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Wanted Buford Massage Therapists, Reflexology & Yoga Instructors

Massage jobs are available Seeking Massage Therapist, Reflexology and Yoga Instructors, full time, part time and Weekends. Are you a student looking for an opportunity to practice your skills and to get experience in the real world while you build your business? Do you live in the Buford, Flowery Branch, Suwanee, Lawrenceville and Oakwood area? We are interviewing professional therapists and instructors for our Buford Mall of Georgia location.  

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Beating Backpack Pain

Back Packs are a very popular way to carry books and supplies for students and professionals alike. Here are some practical suggestions to prevent unnecessary back aches and pains because of using them: These tips are suggested by the National Safety Council: Always wear both straps, so that the weight is distributed across both shoulders and evenly across the back. A backpack should always be centered across the middle of the back. Try not to overload the backpack. Keep it from getting too heavy. Place the heaviest items closest to the back. When lifting the backpack, bend at the knees and lift with your legs. source Pro Massage Therapy Comments:… Read More

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Fibromyalgia and Its Mysteries

If you know anyone that suffers with Fibromyalgia, then you know this disease robs people of all of their energy. Our guest article discusses fibromyalgia and then I will throw in my 2 cents on the subject. Fibromyalgia and Its Mysteries by Christian Goodman There are so many unknowns with fibromyalgia. Experts are not sure what causes it. They don’t know what might cure it, if anything. They don’t know why it seems to affect women more than men. They often don’t even know you have it, and missed diagnoses are common.So what do we know about fibromyalgia? It’s not arthritis, because arthritis involves the skeletal system, while fibromyalgia affects… Read More

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Massage Helps Speed Up Exercise-Induced Injury Healing

Excellent article discussing how massage can play a vital role in the healing process of injuries sustained during exercise, sports & training. This comes at a perfect time when everyone is focused on the Olympics. Perhaps this will spur more people towards getting regular exercise. Unfortunately, that often leads to more exercise related injuries. Enjoy. How a massage helps speed up exercise-induced injury healing unraveled Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers are using animals to find out the reason behind why a massage helps speed up recovery amongst athletes following rigorous exercise and injury. For years professional athletes have used therapeutic massages for a quicker recovery time from… Read More

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Airline travelers will pay more for spine-friendly seats

When your back hurts the last thing you want to do is to be confined to a small space in an uncomfortable chair for several hours. For example think of the last time you were on an airplane with a person on either side of you. If you suffer from back pain then you know exatly what I am talking about. But what if you were offered a choice between being strapped in an uncomfortable chair for a 5 hr plane ride across the country… or paying a little bit more for a spine friendly seat, what would you do? Spineuniverseconducted aurvey recently , and found that 88% people who… Read More

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Alexander Method For Back Pain

Have you ever heard of the Alexander Method? What is it and how can it help back sufferers? The Alexander Technique Frederick Matthias Alexander, an actor, invented the Alexander Technique in the late 1800’s to relieve his own vocal and breathing troubles while reciting his lines on stage. These technique help us examine our everyday normal reaction habits. Think about it, if we react calmy with more poise, we work with our bodies mechanics instead of against it. These lessons are taught one-on-one because each person’s body movement habits are different. The instructor uses gentle, non-manipulative touch to guide the student through simple movements. It basically works like this, the… Read More

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Alexander Method How Effective?

In our last post on the Alexander Method we discussed the general idea behind the Alexander method. Today we will discuss the latest findings on a report based on the what the British Medical Association’s journal found. I quote: “On August 19, 2008, BMJ online, the British Medical Association’s journal, released the findings of Professor Paul Little and colleagues on the subject of the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons, massage and exercise in treating recurring back pain (BMJ 2008;337:a884). The study included 152 teachers and therapists and was set in 64 general practices located in both Southampton and Bristol, England. After following 579 patients for one year, the study concludes… Read More

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