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With so many different types of holistic therapies it has to be worth trying at least one natural therapy to see if it can help with your pain. I have written about over 50 of them on this blog and start with the top ten…

  1. Reflexology – The main benefits of reflexology are that it unblocks energy channels and has a relaxing effect. It can also stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms and help with pain relief.
  2. Kinesiology – Kinesiology is a treatment which concentrates on getting your muscles to function correctly. It is believed that each muscles is connected to a specific part of your body.
  3. Yoga – It is seen as a viable treatment for all sorts of aches, pains and physical ailments. Alongside its mental health benefits, doctors are choosing to prescribe yoga rather than painkillers to help people recover from injuries and manage pain.
  4. Homeopathy – Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine founded by a German physician Samuel Hahnemann himself an orthodox Doctor (M.D) in 1796. Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that uses small, highly diluted doses of natural substances to trigger the bodies own healing abilitie
  5. Acupuncture – 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year, traditional acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practiced in the UK today. Acupuncture works by stimulating your own body’s healing mechanisms to help with pain and recovery.
  6. Ayurveda – Ayurveda focuses on the power of the mind to heal the body using herbal treatment, diet and yogic breathing. Practitioners focus on understanding the unique physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predisposition that influence every person’s experience of health and disease.
  7. Aromatherapy Massage – It is a method of healing using very concentrated essential oils that are often highly aromatic and are extracted from plants.
  8. Alexander Technique – The process aims to change movement habits in everyday activities, helping people with chronic back pain, excessive stress and injury, by using simple and practical methods of balance in the body to release unnecessary tension.
  9. Trigger Point TherapyTrigger points are nodules that are contractions in bands of muscles that have tightened. The trigger points themselves cause local pain while simultaneously referring pain to other body parts. The referred pain is often located far from the trigger poin
  10. Cupping Therapy – Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available and is a very safe therapy to have. It activates the lymphatic systems, clearing colon blockages, arteries and capillaries.
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How to Start the Day More Energetic? — General Health Magazine

Create a morning routine that energizes you. A great way to start your new morning routine is to take some quiet time after waking up to focus on the positive energy of your day. You can do this through meditation, positive thoughts, affirmation or visualization exercises, says Valencia Porter, MD, MPH, director of women’s health […]

How to Start the Day More Energetic? — General Health Magazine
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According to Furniture Choice new research shows that the average Brit spends a whopping 44 days (that’s 1,060 hours) sat on the sofa each year. 

If you prefer working from your sofa, maintaining proper alignment from your neck through your hips and pelvis is essential. Well and Good writes “Make sure your buttocks are pressed firmly against the back of your couch with a small cushion, or roll up a towel and keep it pressed against your lower back. This should allow your lower back to arch back slightly and not slump forward,” he explains. This also keeps your head in line with your shoulders and spine and your hips in a neutral position.

Try and sit in a position where you can keep your eye level straight ahead and aimed at the centre of your computer screen rather than looking down at your lap. You can raise it on books or cushions. This will help to keep your spine aligned and prevent low back or neck pain.

You could also add two or three cushions behind you to support your upper back to prevent from slumping. Supporting your upper back rather than your lower will help to keep your pelvis and your spine upright and your head will also be better balanced which will then reduce pressure on the lower back.

Sit with your knees level with your hips and try to avoid crossing your legs or lounging with your feet up on the sofa.

The worst offenders are the laptops that we are using to work for eight hours or more a day. When you use a laptop without external equipment (like a keyboard or a mouse) you are much more likely to develop neck and upper back pain, Make sure you have an ergonomic key board and mouse. These can be supported on cushions if sitting on the sofa.

You could also hook your TV up as your monitor if you have the right HDMI cable.

Take regular breaks and walk around. Do a few lower back and neck exercises. You can find lots of them online.

Buy a laptop stand and if you can afford one buy a desk to put it on and invest in the right chair to sit at your desk.

Wear a posture corrector like this one from Active Posture, It activates and stimulates the muscles, it can relieve pain and tensions, improves postural awareness, has a documented effect for work, exercise and leisure.

Source: Well & Good Swyfthome Furniture Choice Active Posture