Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage in Manhattan Beach: Migraines Found To Be Equally Treatable With Massage, Drugs
Researchers at the Department of Neurology in Dhaka Medical College Hospital performed a significantly-sized longitudinal study of people suffering from migraines, and found that there were only five treatments that proved effective against migraines: sleep, relaxation techniques, and posture change (which almost every one of the patients used, deliberately or not), along with drugs and massage therapy. The success rate of the drugs and the massage therapy were both significant, and surprisingly similar. “sleep, rest, and posture were well used by both groups… both use of drug and massage [were] associated with relief of pain in migraine sufferers,” the study concluded. If you’re suffering from migraine headaches, get relief today with our amazing neuromuscular massages. BioMedCentral.com, August 2012
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Pain Management in Manhattan Beach: Musculoskeletal Problems Common in Construction Workers.
A recent systematic review investigated the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among construction workers and found that within a given year, more than half (51.1%) could expect to experience an episode of lower back pain. Other common conditions experienced each year by construction workers include knee pain (37.2%), shoulder pain (32.4%), wrist pain (30.4%), neck pain (24.4%), ankle/foot pain (24.0%), elbow pain (20.3%), upper back pain (19.8%), and hip/thigh pain (15.1%).
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, October 2017
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Mental Attitude: Low Vitamin D Levels Make Stress More Difficult to Manage.
Previous studies have noted that vitamin D deficiency increases one’s risk for a number of negative health outcomes. Now, a new study involving mice indicates that vitamin D deficiency also makes it more difficult to cope with stress. In the study, researchers fed mice either a normal diet or a vitamin D-poor diet for ten weeks before exposing them to stressful situations. The research team observed that the vitamin D-deficient mice had a greater vulnerability to stress, suggesting that vitamin D plays a role in the stress response.
Psychoneuralendocrinology, December 2017
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Health Alert Manhattan Beach: 20% of Americans Still Use Tobacco.
A government study has found that nearly one in five adults in the United States still smoked tobacco in 2015. According to experts, smoking kills about 480,000 Americans each year and more than 16 million people in the United States live with diseases caused by smoking. The report reveals the need for more action to reduce tobacco use and its associated health consequences.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 2017
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Diet: Menus with Calories Appear to Be Paying Off.
Since the implementation of regulations and laws requiring many restaurants around the United States to include caloric information next to menu items, researchers have found that calorie counts per menu item have dropped an average of 15 calories and diners have consumed an average of 27 fewer calories per meal—with overweight restaurant goers cutting 83 calories from their average meal! Lead researcher Dr. Natalina Zlatevska writes, “In the same way that corporate or financial disclosure changes behavior, here we see the disclosure effect changing the food environment.”
Journal of Retailing, November 2017
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Exercise in Manhattan Beach: College Students Who Exercise Drink Less Alcohol.
A new study that evaluated the lifestyles of 132 university students found a link between increased physical fitness and reduced alcohol consumption. This suggests that programs aimed at encouraging increased physical activity could reduce alcohol consumption among college students. Call today for neuromuscular massage and lasting pain relief.
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, December 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: Self-Driving Cars Might Save Lives.
The RAND Corporation reports that the introduction of self-driving cars that are just 10% safer than human-driven cars could save hundreds of thousands of lives over the next 15 to 30 years. RAND Corporation report, November 2017
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