Sinus problems plague many people, whether from allergies, food intolerance, or lingering infections, and can lead to headaches, facial pain and pressure, and ear blockage. Here in South Florida, we notice that many of our patients report an increase in sinus symptoms in the spring and summer. In Chinese medicine terms, this is not surprising, as our Florida climate is very humid – leading to an increased tendency in our bodies to the retention of “damp”, or fluids. It is also the time of year when allergens such as pollen are very prevalent in the air, and there is increased pollution thanks to sugarcane burning, and crop spraying. Read more
Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, and it’s experienced differently by different people. For example, the fatigue you feel at the end of a long day or after a time zone change might feel similar to the fatigue resulting from an illness. The difference is that fatigue from stress or lack of sleep usually subsides after a good night’s rest, while other fatigue is more persistent and may be debilitating even after restful sleep.
The authors of the review, however, acknowledge difficulties with research on the effects of massage, including the fact that it’s impossible to “blind” study participants or care providers to whether a person is receiving massage or a comparison treatment.
Regardless of whether you are a college student studying for your upcoming semester, have a kid suffering from ADHD, or a part of the workforce competing for promotion, improving the concentration level can really help you a lot. There is probably no one among us who did not experience ‘brain fog’ in life ever.
As the U.S. population ages, and as research shows the benefits of massage therapy to seniors, massage for the elderly may grow as a specialty. New research shows Alzheimer’s patients may lose muscle mass, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Neurology.