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by Carlos Vasconcelos LMT, RCA

Have you ever wondered why you get a stuffy nose while laying face down during a massage? It is because your therapist is pushing a lot of fluids and toxins throughout your body while treating you. These toxins are looking for a way out of the body and the sinus cavities are an excellent avenue for this process, especially while laying face down. That is also why it is so important to drink a lot of water before and after a massage to flush out these built up toxins.This stuffy feeling usually goes away soon after you flip to your back, but here are some other tips that may help...-Certain essential oils, such as peppermint, menthol and eucalyptus are known to act as decongestants. Your therapist may plac...

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Men dealing with low testosterone is more common then you think. New studies suggest that 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 may suffer from symptoms of low testosterone.

Do you suffer from low testosterone?

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by Sara Perez, RCA

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by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

Thanks to the American Chiropractic Association for the use of this article!Chiro. org and ACAIf you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.New research shows that spinal manipulation - the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic - may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.A report released in 2001 by researcher...

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by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

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by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

Article Source: WebMD Medical News
Chiropractic Cuts Blood Pressure
Study Finds Special 'Atlas Adjustment' Lowers Blood Pressure
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

March 16, 2007 - A special chiropractic adjustment can significantly lower high blood pressure, a placebo-controlled study suggests."This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination," study leader George Bakris, MD, tells WebMD. "And it seems to be adverse-event free. We saw no side effects and no problems," adds Bakris, director of the University of Chicago hypertension center.Eight weeks after undergoing the procedure, 25 patients with early-stage high blood pressure h...

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by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

If you are one of the thousands of victims who sustain an auto injury in the Tampa Bay area annually, you understand the difficulty in coping with this condition. Many patients who present to their medical doctor, are often treated with medications. Unfortunately, these medications often only work to address the inflammation and pain. They don't address the structural issues that are common with auto accident injuries. Many patients also present to local Tampa chiropractors who treat them with physical therapy modalities and chiropractic adjustments. However, unless a clinician takes a comprehensive approach, any treatment may only treat symptoms and not manage long term goals.At Essential Integrative Medic...

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by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

Cervicogenic headaches are characterized by chronic head pain that is referred from structures in the neck. The common symptoms of cervicogenic headaches include:

Neck pain and stiffness
Occipital pain (back of the skull)
Pain shooting into the temples and behind the eyes
Pain radiating into the top of the shoulder blades (more frequent in women)
Pain radiating between the shoulder blades (more frequent in men)
Made worse with movement of the head and neck

Poorly Understood and Misdiagnosed

If this all sounds familiar, you may be suffering from Cervicogenic Headaches. This is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and poorly understood. It has a high rate of prevalence among females. We often encounter patients ...

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by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

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