The Claim: Lying on Your Left Side Eases Heartburn

Source: The New York Times, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Date: October 25, 2010THE FACTS For people with chronic heartburn, restful sleep is no easy feat. Fall asleep in the wrong position, and acid slips into the esophagus, a recipe for agita and insomnia. Doctors recommend sleeping on an incline, which allows gravity to keep the stomach’s contents where they belong. But
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Do You Have Sciatica Hip Pain?

Source: Low Right Back Pain HQ Photo from Boots.com 23rd May 2013The largest nerves found in the human body are the sciatic nerves. Measuring approximately the same size in diameter as a little finger, the nerves exit the spinal column in the lumbar region, travel behind the hip and continue down through the buttock and the back of each leg
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Recent Research Questions the Effectiveness of Back Surgery

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 An estimated 38 to 50 billion dollars is spent yearly for the surgical treatment of lower back pain in the United States. While this is commonly accepted as the price to pay for this debilitating condition, Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf examines two recent research studies and
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6 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain During Sex

Source: YourTango, by Connie Merk, March 26, 2013For people with lower back pain, just the thought of sexual activity can induce fear instead of excitement. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but when it’s associated with physical pain, sexual activity stops. And when that happens, relationships suffer. The most important advice I can give, not only as someone who is
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Bad sleep ‘dramatically’ alters body

Reprinted from BBC News By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News, 26 February 2013 A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a
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Easy Labour Massage for Pain Relief During Childbirth

Massage during labour can either be completely relaxing and help speed up the process, or completely irritating and make the whole event last longer. So how do you know if you’re doing it right?Labour massage is very different from the type of massage you would get on a therapy bed and rightly so. During labour a woman needs to relax
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The most comfortable pregnancy sleeping position

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks Most of my pregnant massage clients find it really hard to get comforable in bed until I teach them these great tips. Contrary to popular belief it is actually possible to get a comfortable night’s sleep when you’re pregnant. Here’s how… During pregnancy it’s important to lie on your side. This is because you have a main
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Breathing for Pain Relief During Childbirth

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks It does sound a little strange to say “remember to breathe” during labour, but you’ll be surprised how often we hold our breath in day-to-day activities, let alone while giving birth.When you’re experiencing any sort of discomfort, the immediate reaction is to hold your breath. This will cause you far more discomfort, as well as making you
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Simple tips to make birth easier & safer

Stay Warm Darkened Room Quiet Relax Privacy Feel Unobserved Breathe Trust Your Body Eat Nourishing Foods, Drink Plain Water Over the past few millions of years, humans and mamals have been giving birth without the use of hospitals, doctors or epidurals, for the most part, very effectively. The female body is designed to give birth very successfully and efficiently without
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Safe & Effective Pregnancy Massage

BENEFITSMassaging a woman from 13 weeks onwards during her pregnancy is a fantastic way to keep a mum-to-be relaxed and comfortable as her growing body accommodates the new weight. To massage a woman before 13 weeks pregnancy, you will need to be highly trained. The main benefits of regular safe and effective mama massages are: Relief of pain Improved circulation
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Why & How to Relax During Childbirth

Relax… your body knows what it’s doing so you don’t need to do a thing! You don’t need to think about what comes next or what position you should or shouldn’t be in, or whether you’ve left the iron on! You’re having a baby and your body loves it.When your baby is ready to be born it will signal to
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