Muscular Skeletal System

  • Bringing Health to the Bone
    • Muscular Skeletal System
    • September 17, 2015
    Bringing Health to the Bone

    A client comes to you wanting help with her bones. She is thin and frail, with joint pain, cracking joints, and she had a fracture of her wrist a couple years ago. She drinks organic milk daily and has cottage cheese as a snack in the afternoon. What therapy would benefit her bones most?

  • The Colon-Bone Connection
    • Muscular Skeletal System
    • September 17, 2015
    The Colon-Bone Connection

    Until recently, we in allopathic medicine have largely viewed bone health as a product of primarily calcium and vitamin D absorption. But we are slowly appreciating bone health as a complex interplay between many nutrients including vitamin K, magnesium, and others, in addition to calcium.

  • Pacifying Low Back Discomfort
    • Muscular Skeletal System
    • August 24, 2015
    Pacifying Low Back Discomfort

    Your client comes to you with a long history of lower back discomfort. She has seen multiple practitioners without any findings of a cause. She is a single mother of three children and works at a local grocery store. What are the key principles to supporting a healthy low back?

  • Low Back Discomfort
    • Muscular Skeletal System
    • August 24, 2015
    Low Back Discomfort

    Low back discomfort is extremely common, causing significant challenges in up to 84% of people worldwide at some point in their life. Furthermore, this problem costs Americans over $100 billion annually. In this entry, we will take a closer look at the low back from an Ayurvedic perspective.

  • Herbal Formulas for Joint Health
    • Muscular Skeletal System
    • October 22, 2014
    Herbal Formulas for Joint Health

    Healthy joints are critical to our daily functioning and activity, both for smooth mobility and for integrity of structure. Ayurveda offers numerous herbal supplements to support healthy joints. The most traditional of these supplements are made with a base of guggulu, which has been used widely through the ages to promote joint strength and stability.

  • Strong Joints for Mobility and Freedom
    • Muscular Skeletal System
    • October 21, 2014
    Strong Joints for Mobility and Freedom

    Crackling. Crunching. Popping. Crisp. Hues of red. You may think that I am describing the fall/winter vata weather as the leaves change and fall to the ground. But if instead I am describing the condition of your joints (or those of many of your clients), then you will want to continue reading our discussion on joint health in this issue. 

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