Fibromyalgia—a musculoskeletal condition that affects 1-3% of the world population—distorts how the brain processes pain signals, causing widespread physical pain and tenderness. Medical researchers have shown massage therapy relieves pain in those who experience fibromyalgia and can help alleviate other symptoms of the condition. Read more
Warm summer weather means many things: tons of outdoor activities, working in the garden, being up and on your feet much more than the previous months have allowed you. Unfortunately, the extra fun also means sore, aching muscles, exhaustion, and the need for some serious TLC.
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.