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When it comes to reaching peak performance, recovery is just as important as training. The true athlete has to strike the finest of balances between pushing their body and giving it the time it needs to recover. Due to the intensity of exercise, an effective rest can be the difference between getting back on the horse the next day or having to take a day off because you are too sore. So where does sports massage come in? Sports massage is about maximizing the efficiency of your rest periods. Let's take a look at how this works.
Letting stress run unchecked in your life is a sure way to hurt yourself. While a certain level of stress is useful, many of us are operating at levels way above the threshold of manageability; stress is putting many of us on the road toward mental exhaustion and physical pain. Stress is linked to any number of physical ailments, and manifests itself in an entire spectrum of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. In the short term, these symptoms are enough to cause discomfort, but you may be able to compartmentalize them and move on with the task at hand. In the long run, however, stress can lead to mental health problems, cardiovascular diseases, digestive problems and musculoskeletal degeneration. In order to stop ourselves from reaching the end of this nasty road, we need to change tracks as early as possible and start taking a proactive approach to managing our stress.
Let's face it: old age is uncomfortable; we are lucky if we just get away with aches and pains. As our bodies age, we begin to slow down and spinal degeneration sets in: conditions like spinal stenosis and arthritis can cause debilitating pain and cause us to feel less able. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we believe in taking a proactive approach to aging. That means identifying the factors that slow us down and facing them head on. Acupuncture is a tool that helps you do just that. Read on to find out how.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys its own beneficial tissue, including the cartilage that supports your joints. The resulting loss of mobility and weakness creates a condition that breeds pain and discomfort. Autoimmune disorders are hard to come to grips with and even harder to treat effectively because we still don't know what triggers the body's immune system response to attack healthy tissue. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we have been using natural modalities to help RA sufferers manage their pain and live well despite their condition. Let's take a look at how acupuncture helps manage RA symptoms.
Whether you are deskbound or work on your feet, working on the road or from home, your job is sure to cause some degree of stress. And whether your job is physically demanding or mentally exhausting (or both), it is important to remember that mental and physical stress go hand in hand. A stressed out, exhausted you means a less productive and efficient you and perhaps some companies are finally starting to realize this. Extracting the maximum amount of labor out of a given individual without looking out for their physical and mental and well-being is the best way to end up with an exhausted, stressed out workforce that benefits exactly no one. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are guardians of workplace wellness. We seek to use our natural healing modalities to keep the stress of your job from negatively affecting the balance of your life. Read on to find out how.
Difficulty sleeping is one of the most painful experiences in life; without regular, restorative sleep, our bodies are forced to work harder, under compromised conditions, and the results can be horrendous. Not getting enough rest has been linked to a host of serious health problems, from high blood pressure to heart disease, asthma to inflammation, the list seems to be endless. Indeed, lack of sleep weakens the immune system and decreases energy which leads to anxiety, depression and daytime sleepiness. Because lack of sleep affects almost every facet of daily life, humans have set store by solving it; unfortunately, it is not as simple as that. Primary insomnia has no identifiable underlying cause while secondary insomnia is a symptom of another condition. So successfuly treating insomnia depends on first having an accurate diagnosis and secondly selecting the righ treatment. Acupuncture is one of these treatments that shows great efficacy without the side effects that sleeping pills and other treatments have become infamous for.