What You Need To Know About Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

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belly-1616246__340For most pregnant women, ensuring their health and their baby’s is always top priority. And since there are a lot of ways to ensure a safe and successful pregnancy, it is always best to opt for what many experts recommend.

Pregnancy chiropractic care is among the best and most recommended options for expectant mums. So if you are among those who are expecting a child and you are planning to visit a pregnancy chiropractor, here are a few things that you might want to know.

  • During your initial visit, the chiropractor will check if you have spinal misalignments. This way, he can be sure of his procedures and make sure you and your baby are safe.
  • Your chiropractor will also explain his or her recommendations with regards to posture correction. Chiropractors are trained to adjust the spine and pelvis using precise but gentle movements.
  • For pregnant women, chiropractors focus on the lumbar area, pelvis, and the sacrum. These three are considered the top problem areas in women and are the most prone to misalignment during pregnancy.

When planning to go to a pregnancy chiropractor, it is always best to know what to expect so you will be more confident in your visits.

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What Is Kinesio Taping?

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trusted provider of holistic and massage therapy coursesKinesio Taping is one of the natural pain relief treatment options you can consider today. The term “Kinesio” comes from the word Kinesiology, the scientific study of human movement. Kinesio taping is a taping method allows the body and muscle to maintain movement while it assists in rehabilitation.

Short History

Kinesio Taping was developed by Dr Kenzo Kase in Japan in the 1970s. He developed the Kinesio Tex Tape which he would use in his treatment. The tape will offer support to muscles and joints but would not restrict the athletes’ range of motion. With the use of this tape and the proper application of the Kinesio Taping Method, this goal can be achieved and offer other benefits that can affect a person’s lymphatic system as well. After two years spent researching the benefits of athletic taping, he would develop the Kinesio Tex® Tape as well as the proper way to apply the tape, known as the Kinesio Taping Method.

The Kinesio Taping Method was first seen by the world at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Since then, it has become a well-respected way to tape muscles and has been used all around the world. To make sure that the taping technique is properly used and would undergo developments, Dr Kase founded the Kinesio Taping Association International or KTAI. The organisation officially began in 1984 in Japan.

Health Benefits

Kinesio Taping offers the following health benefits:

• Additional support and stability

• Reduction in pain and inflammation

• It helps relax overused muscles

• Promotion of lymphatic drainage

• Improvement of blood circulation and healing

• It helps optimize performance

• It re-educates the neuromuscular system

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Fact Files About Your Teeth

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gap-2019489__340Did you know that babies actually have teeth even before they were born?

During the first few months, babies survive on milk only which is why teeth appear as tiny buds below the gums. And they just start to show above the gum as their body starts to take solid foods.

How many teeth do we really have?

There are 20 first set of teeth. We call them baby teeth, milk teeth, or deciduous teeth. These are all visible usually by the age of three or so.

There are 32 second set of teeth. We call them adult teeth or permanent teeth.

Why do teeth differ?

There are usually 4 types of teeth and differ in shape and function.

The incisor teeth are flat and shaped like chisels because their main job is to cut food.

The canines are pointed and use to tear food.

The premolars and molars are flattened so they can crush and grind your food into tiny pieces.

What is inside a tooth?

The tooth is made of layers of strong tissues.

The innermost layer is the pulp and it includes tissues, bllod vessels for teeth nourishment, and nerves for transmitting pain sensations to the brain.

The next layer that surrounds the pulp is the dentine. Dentine makes up most of the tooth and it is harder than bone as it mainly consists of mineral salts and water with some living cells.

The enamel forms the outermost covering of the crown and it is the hardest tissue in the body. For this reason, it can withstand the pressure during chewing.

The cementum, on the other hand, overlays the dentine in the root of the tooth.

When do we need dental clinic services?

When your teeth grow croakedly or become overcrowded in your mouth, this can be corrected with the help of teeth braces.

When your teeth become discolored or chipped, you can have it covered by dental veneers.

When your wisdom teeth become impacted because your jaws have little room for them, you might need teeth surgery.

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Interesting Facts About The Spine

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The spinal column, otherwise known as backbone, is instrumental to the flexibility, strength, range of movement and support your body possesses. This is indeed a complicated structure with independent and interconnected components.

Some Spine Facts You Might Not Know

spine-1971478_960_720Do you know how many individual vertebrae you had when you were born? You actually had 33. As you age, some of these vertebrae fuse together. The 5 vertebrae with your sacrum become one bone while the coccygeal vertebrae (3-5 bones) fuse together as one – this becomes the tailbone. The middle portion of the back or the thoracic area has 12 vertebrae while the lower back or lumbar spine area has 5 vertebrae. For the cervical area, it has 7 individual vertebrae.

Long-necked giraffes and humans have 7 cervical vertebrae. Indeed, this is very impressive, given the fact that the giraffe’s neck is long. This demonstrates well the versatility and flexibility of the spinal structure.

The spine has 220 individual ligaments. It keeps the vertebrae interconnected that are paramount to keeping the spine stable. More than 100 joints allow the extreme flexibility and range of movement of the spine.

More than ¼ of the total length of the spine is created from cartilage. The cartilage is a sponge-like substance that will separate 1 vertebral disc from the next. When gravity is removed, an individual can return to earth taller that when she left. On the contrary, gravity can shrink cartilage over the years, which makes a person decrease in height as she ages.

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How Important Are Detox Products In our Bodies

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03With the help of today’s innovative and highly advanced medical products, each of us have the chance to live longer and healthier. It’s important to try and limit the exposure to toxins and chemicals and to get them out of your body, in order to stay healthier longer. Most people are polluting their bodies with toxins, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, processed foods, caffeine, and other substances that can shorten our lives. The accumulation of these substances can lead to dangerous levels and symptoms of toxicity, like fatigue, headache, aches and pains, digestive problems, and other ailments.

So, how can you clean the accumulated toxins out of your body? There are many ways to detoxify your body and many detox plans that will help you eliminate the bad substances from your body and live a longer, healthier life, with less illness and disease.

Some body detox products come in the form of herbal supplements and natural products that, unlike chemical drugs, help to cleanse your insides. These products will bind to the toxins, and as the herbal products leave your body, they will drag out many of the toxic substances that have accumulated. Following body detox, you will feel more energetic, rejuvenated, and relaxed, and ready to face the world.

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The Ironic Trend of Obesity and Undernutrition Around the World

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It is such an irony that the two most phenomenal health issues the world is facing today are obesity and undernutrition. Both of these are aspects of malnutrition and the leading causes of many deaths among young children ages 5 and below.

Obesity is the condition of being extremely fat as a result of too much food intake and very little to zero physical exercise. It is commonly related to being overweight. However, obesity is much more known these days as an unhealthy medical condition that can lead to various serious illnesses and even early deaths.

Undernutrition, on the other hand, is the condition of being extremely thin or short or underweight usually as a result of eating too little or food inadequacy.

Obesity is mostly associated with the wealthy while undernutrition is associated with poverty. However, it is also odd that facts and figures show that places with the most number of obese children are also the places with the most number of children dying from undernutrition.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF, almost half of all the deaths among children ages 5 and below are attributed to lack of proper nutrition, which means about 3 million young lives are lost each year. And this is widespread in Asia and Africa. The same continents where the number of obese or overweight children under age 5 are the highest.

In fact, according to the World Health Organization or WHO, there were about 41 million obese children under the age of 5 around the world in 2014 and almost half of them lives in Asia. While in Africa, the population of obese children under age 5 went to as high as 10.6 million in 2014 from just 5.4 million in 1990.

According to recent data, more are dying from obesity than undernutrition.

With this trend, it is but necessary to support child growth and development starting from the home. Instill in your child the habit of making good food choices as early as possible.

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Myths And Facts About Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the lower rectum or anus. These are among the common problems people experience but only a few of them openly discuss it. Such secrecy can indeed create embarrassment and mystery around something that is not really complicated.

Sorting Fact From Fiction

toilet-29907_960_720You might think that you are the only one dealing with this digestive problem. The fact is haemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 75% of people will experience this condition at least once in their lifetime.

Only older people suffer from haemorrhoids – this is just a myth because the fact is that people can experience such at any age. But it is common for people with ages 45 and 65. During pregnancy, the pressure on the abdomen will also cause the veins to swell, leading to haemorrhoids.

People think that spicy food causes haemorrhoids. Experts say that this is not true because this health condition is caused by strains on the veins near the rectum or anus. Studies showed that symptoms didn’t get worse in people who often ate hot chilli peppers.

What you eat won’t affect haemorrhoids – this is also a myth. You must know that constipation is the biggest risk factors for developing haemorrhoids. Health experts emphasized that following a high-fiber diet and staying hydrated will help keep bowel movements soft; thus, preventing constipation and straining.

Other Hemorrhoid Facts

  • Hemorrhoid is derived from 2 Greek words – “heamor” and “rhoid”, which means blood and flowing, respectively.
  • Sitting on the toilet for very long can lead to haemorrhoids. Hence, you must put away that newspaper.
  • You think that the methods for treating haemorrhoids today are painful? The ancient Greeks around 400 B.C. used to rip off polyps with bare fingers.

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