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Alternative Goes Mainstream
Chiropractic, herbs, acupuncture and other so-called "alternative treatments" are clearly here to stay. And boomers aren't the only ones embracing them.
Their children--and their parents-are trying everything from aromatherapy to yoga to stay healthy or get well, according to a new survey by Harvard Medical School researchers. The survey found that 68 per cent of adults have used at least one kind of alternative or complementary therapy. Nearly half stuck with one treatment for as long as 20 years.
Closed Mouthed About Jaw Pain
TMJ disorder (or just "TMJ" or "TMD") is the name used for several conditions that affect the jaw (technical term for jaw:
oint). Sufferers of TMJ may have difficulty opening and closing their mouths, especially when trying to speak and chew. TMJ can also cause clicking noises, muscle tightness, earaches and rushing or ringing in the ears, a feeling of the jaws grinding or grating, and pain. Headaches, shoulder, and neck pain can also be associated with this disorder and may be the first thing noticed before TMJ sets in. Muscle spasms, tenderness and swelling of the face and neck can also accompany TMJ.
Chiropractors, Ground Zero Heroes
The atrocities of September 11, 2001 have affected us all. Stress levels are high. A 16% increase in prescriptions for "mood regulators" has occurred since the tragedy. Most people are at a loss as to how they can help. Like many Americans, chiropractors have donated blood and made substantial donations to the Red Cross relief fund.
However, for a growing number of chiropractors,
"how to help" immediately
meant doing the thing they do best:
to give chiropractic adjustments to the workers at the site of the World Trade Center.
Children and Chiropractic--Growing Pains
One great joy of parenting is watching our children grow. We even take a sweet-sour pleasure when they begin to outgrow their four-month-old "new" jeans! But, what happens to our feelings when growing seems to be accompanied by mysterious "growing pains"?
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