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Exercise Just As Good As Drugs At Preventing Migraines
2011-10-12 03:14:15

Although exercise is often prescribed as a treatment for migraine, there has not previously been sufficient scientific evidence that it really works. However, research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has now shown that exercise is just as good as drugs at preventing migraines. Doctors use a variety of different methods to prevent migraines these days: on the pharmaceutical side a drug based on the substance topiramate has proved effective, while...

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2011-07-05 10:46:11

Annals of Internal Medicine trial compared massage types at Group Health Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects. "We found that massage helps people with back pain to function even after six months,"...

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2011-05-20 12:07:43

Berkeley Lab nuclear physicists and materials scientists contribute to a remarkable advance in NMRNuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a scientific technique associated with outsized, very low-temperature, superconducting magnets, is one of the principal tools in the chemist's arsenal, used to study everything from alcohols to proteins to such frontiers as quantum computing. In hospitals the machinery of NMR's cousin, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is as loud as it is big, but nevertheless a...

2011-01-27 00:03:04

Sales Teams and Customers Alike Give Rave Reviews to the new "Wellness Studios" Long Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, is pleased to announce its debut of two Wellness Studios in Aiea and Honolulu, Hawaii. This new retail program is designed to boost sales and profitability of the entire line of Perfect Chair® Recliners. Human Touch® Perfect...

2011-01-05 00:00:41

Deep tissue massage can help those suffering from pain that interferes with work, social activities, or household chores. Enrico Ruggeri, owner of Strictly Therapeutic, reveals the top ten benefits of deep tissue massage. Strictly Therapeutic is a San Francisco massage studio that specializes in deep tissue, sports, and other massage therapy. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Enrico Ruggeri, BA, CMT, owner of Strictly Therapeutic, has helped many people who suffer from...

2010-09-30 09:16:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn. and PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Unwind(TM), a new liquid relaxation aid, will be offering much needed solace to visitors at four of Wired 96.5's Tour of Terror events on October. Unwind, the ultimate relaxation aid from Frontier Beverage Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: FBEC) will be participating in four events with Philadelphia's Wired 96.5 radio station as they broadcast live from haunted houses in the region to provide free samples of the new relaxation aid as...

2010-06-18 06:40:00

AUGUSTA, Ga., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Meditation and deep breathing techniques, as a form of relaxation, have been in use for thousands of years. However, in the unique new book Pranayama (published by AuthorHouse), author Dr. Ravinder Jerath presents explanations and illustrations to more easily and succinctly explain exactly how meditation and deep breathing techniques beneficially affect the human body. The book's title, Pranayama, is taken from a yoga term for a type of breathing. It...

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2010-03-09 09:12:33

Randomized trial with Group Health patients shows general response A new randomized trial shows that on average, three months after receiving a series of 10 massage sessions, patients had half the symptoms of anxiety. This improvement resembles that previously reported with psychotherapy, medications, or both. But the trial, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, also found massage to be no more effective than simple relaxation in a room alone with soft, soothing music. "We were...

2009-12-11 15:38:20

Obese patients who lost a moderate amount of weight by eating less and exercising more improved their cardiovascular health, says a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The results of this two-year study, published in the Dec. 15, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that weight loss led to improvement in four key measures of heart and vascular health. The improvements seen in the study participants included decreased thickness of...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the 13th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) indicate that 32 percent of Americans are seeking massage for medical and health reasons, tying relaxation and stress reduction for the first time as the top reasons people get massages. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/amta/40810/ (Photo:...