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The Psoas Muscle and Your Back Health

The Psoas Muscle and Your Back HealthBy Albert Vaca, L.Ac.

In our clinic, we see many cases of back pain which is not surprising since 80% of the population will experience back discomfort sometime in their lifetime. Part of the process for getting to the root of back pain is to examine the muscles that play a role in core back and abdominal strength.

The psoas major is one of the muscles that I frequently find weakness in, a strong hip flexor muscle that enables you to bend and lift the upper leg up toward the body. A common example of the movement created by this muscle is walking, but what does that have to do with back pain? More...

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How Inflammation Leads to Rapid Aging

How Inflammation Leads to Rapid AgingBy Dr. Mao, L.Ac.

In ancient China, medical treaties like the Yellow Emperor's Classic on Medicine described the phenomenon of inflammation similar to an out-of-control wildfire, ravaging landscapes and displacing people from homes and villages, resulting in damage that is often irreparable. When that fire is within one's body in the form of cytokine storm - it causes damage to tissues, joints, and organs and sometimes leads to the shut down of the entire system resulting in death as we've seen in COVID-19 infections. More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are some habits that will help me release the stress and tension that builds up in my busy day?

A: Here are some healthy habits you can integrate into your daily grind to free yourself from stress forever:

1. Cut out caffeine because it stimulates the adrenaline release. Give up the cup of coffee and opt for the therapeutic benefits of caffeine-free herbal teas.

2. A daily meditation program is your number one method to release tension at the end of a busy day and. Also, yoga, tai chi, or similar activities can help to alleviate stress.

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