Archive | Arthritis

Living Strong & Healthy with Autoimmune Disorders

Approximately 22 million Americans are affected by autoimmune diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control, making them the third most common category of diseases in the US after cancer and heart disease. Autoimmune disorders are conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. Autoimmune diseases are often chronic, progressive, and debilitating. The […]

Loosen Up

It is normal for us to feel tension in our bodies now and then, but when the tension does not seem to ever go away, it can affect our quality of life. It can give us chronic pain that makes it difficult to sleep, exercise, or just maintain our patience with people we meet. It […]

Restoring the Tendons

Tendons are cords of fibrous tissue  that connect muscles to bones in the proximity of joints. When your muscles contract, it is the tendon that transmits the force. In the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the tendons empower one to utilize one’s will to direct the exertion of muscular strength. They    are crucial to […]

A Tense Jaw Leads to TMJ

Have you ever awakened in the morning with a sore jaw, or found that it is painful to open your mouth? Perhaps your jaw clicks on one side or even both. Do your ears feel clogged even though you don’t have an infection? Maybe you have dizzy spells, ringing in the ears or unexplained headaches. […]

Diet Helps Alleviate Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that is caused when the immune cells, or  lymphocytes, promote inflammation of the joints. The exact triggers are unknown and are a subject  of worldwide research. RA can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability. RA progresses in three stages. The […]

Dietary Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a  chronic disease, mainly characterized by the inflammation of the lining, also referred to as synovium of the joints. RA can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability. RA progresses in three stages. The first stage is swelling of the synovial lining,  causing pain, […]