The Management of Chronic Pain with Acupuncture

The use of acupuncture for pain control is less controversial. In 1973, the New York State Commission on Acupuncture summarized its recommendation as follows: “Acupuncture may bring partial or total relief from some acute or chronic pain conditions; it may restore to a healthful state in certain disorders; it can be in selected cases an […]

Fear Kills! How Unhealthy Amounts of Fear Can Make You Kick the Bucket Early

A little bit of fear is always a good thing. Fear gets us up and moving every morning, especially if we do not want to end up jobless and eking out a living foraging for scraps on the street. Fear is also the motivator that helps us ace that exam in order to avoid repeating […]

Essentials of Exercise

Shoulder complex The shoulder complex is composed of three bones: (a) the clavicle (collarbone), (b) the scapula (shoulder blade), and (c) the humerus (arm bone). These bones, together with the scapular and shoulder muscles and connective tissue, perform the complicated task of allowing dynamic stability. The shoulder complex has a larger range of motion than any other part of the body. […]