For many years, conventional wisdom for treating injuries has centered on the acronym RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Even before Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the term RICE in 1978, doctors had encouraged the application of ice (or, in a pinch, a bag of frozen peas) to injured or otherwise sore muscles. Over time, [...]
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Recently I have incorporated kinesiology taping into the treatment process for certain patients. The practice encourages proper circulation and facilitates movement while providing support for muscles, tendons and joints. The idea is to help reduce tension and pain whether you’re engaged in physical labor, athletic activities, or just the rigors of everyday life. This month’s [...]
Tis’ the season to gorge on sweets. As the holidays approach, at every turn you’ll likely be encountered by candy canes, pastries, holiday party treats and sugary gift baskets. While it’s tempting to indulge and justify it with the promise of a health-focused New Year, understanding how a season of sugar impacts your health may [...]
You’ve heard that excessive stress can take a toll on your body. But have you heard the specifics of the effects it can have when it goes unchecked? Everything from trouble sleeping and migraines to a general feeling of being unwell and difficult menstruation for women can be part of a bigger problem caused [...]
There are a variety of health issues that may be stemming from a common problem – a leaky gut. If you have any of the problems listed here, read on to learn more about how a leaky gut may be the cause, and how you can correct it naturally. Skin irregularities – eczema, rashes, psoriasis, [...]
Most of the time we talk about using Eastern Medicine as a way to help recover from illnesses, disorders, or lack of optimal function. Other times we discuss how various practices can help to prevent health deficiencies before they occur. But Eastern medicine can do more than heal and prevent illnesses. Through a combination [...]
When most people think of colds and flu, they think of wintertime. Coughing, sneezing, fever and chills go hand in hand with scarves, gloves and blankets. But even in the summer the viruses are present and can take people by surprise. Because they’re unexpected, many people let their guards down during summer and don’t do [...]
Q. I like to run. What kind of exercise is good while I’m healing from plantar fasciitis? A. While you’re healing, running isn’t your best option because with each step you’re placing a big impact on your heel and foot. For the first few weeks at least, it’s a good idea to do low impact [...]
Here we are again in Boston’s favorite season – summertime. With Fenway Park and tourist season in full swing, I see throngs of fans and visitors passing by my Boylston Street office. Despite the excitement, I can’t help but to notice what everyone is wearing on their feet. So many people love the freedom and [...]