What Is Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome?

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Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome (MPPS) is a type of pelvic floor disorder caused by tight muscles within the pelvic floor, which often contain trigger points. The inappropriate contraction and tension in these muscles lead to pain in the pelvis, bladder, vagina, vulva or rectum. When pressure is applied to these muscles there can be a referral of pain to other …

Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief

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Allergies prove to be a problem for millions of people every year. Unfortunately, little relief is found through over-the-counter and prescription drugs. And often, people find themselves taking several at a time for the multiple symptoms they are experiencing. The symptoms you experience during allergy season or with common every day allergens, such as mold, dander and dust mites, are the result …

Increase Your Libido and Enhance Your Orgasms Naturally

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In this day in age sex is everywhere in the media. We are constantly bombarded with sexual images and profiles of what Hollywood thinks the perfect sexual experience is. All of this makes it easy to feel like you may be the only one without a libido. If you’re looking to increase orgasm naturally, read on for expert advice. Low …

Yoga Pose: Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

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Tree pose is an excellent posture for strengthening the lower body and core. It also has the benefit of improving your balance and concentration. The muscles of the feet, as well as the calves, thighs and glutes should be engaged while in tree pose. You want to feel as if the foot is rooting down into the earth and that the …

Simple and Effective Natural Heartburn (GERD) Relief

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Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common complaint among patients I see. While you may consider it nothing more than an inconvenience after meals or before bed, it may actually be doing some serious damage to your esophagus. In this article I share natural heartburn (GERD) relief strategies that have helped many of my patients. Chronic GERD can …

Is Fat Slowing Your Brain Down?

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Is Fat Slowing Your Brain Down? In this article we’ll explore how the wrong kind of fat can seriously affect your brain and how to biohack your brain health. New research is showing that the fat you eat may be affecting how well your brain is functioning. For a long time, the nutrition and medical community have been concerned with …

New Guidelines for Pap Smears

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New guidelines for pap smears were published on March 14, 2012. What’s changed? The frequency in which the test should be performed has been greatly reduced. Additionally, it is recommended that all women 30+ be screened for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). New Guidelines for Pap Smears Below is a summary of the new guidelines. Please note that if there are abnormal …

Natural Antibacterial Spray

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This recipe is simple and can help reduce germs in your home. Thyme essential oil has been shown to be effective against several bacteria, including H. influenza and Staph aureus. Plus, using natural ingredients can help you reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. Supplies: 12 Drops lavender essential oil 1 Tablespoon thyme essential oil 2 Tablespoons liquid castile soap 2 Cups water …

Mind-Body Exercise Can Help Reduce Pain and Stress

Exercise: A Therapy for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that effects multiple systems in the body with symptoms including chronic deep muscle pain, depression, memory disruption and sleep disturbances. Chronic psychological stress coupled with an inappropriate stress response is noted to be the primary cause of fibromyalgia in a recent review by Charles Vierck, published in the journal of Pain Research and Treatment. The imbalance in …