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Doctor insights on: Feldenkrais Alexander Technique

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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

Dr. William Dabney
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Alexander Technique (Definition)

Alexander Technique programs teach the ability to change and improve postural and movement habits to rid of harmful tension in the body. It teaches techniques to relieve chronic stiffness and ...Read more


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What's the difference between alexander technique and feldenkrais method?

Technique comparison: The alexander technique is based on years of experience by the alexander brothers from texas. It is constanly being updated. In my almost 30 years as an orthodontiat I have never heard of the feldenkrais technique. We all have our "techniques" and they are based on earlier work of other orthodontists. That being said, all techniques have the same goal- improving your smile. ...Read more

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Alexander technique - would it help with neck?

Alexander technique - would it help with neck?

Possibly: I like alexander technique because it focusing on retraining proper posture. Many people with chronic neck pain have poor posture in my experience. They have what is called a head forward posture which causes the upper back and neck muscles to fatigue trying to balance the head on the shoulders. Alexander technique and other therapies seek to reverse this. ...Read more

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Best meditation technique for 30+ women?

Best meditation technique for 30+  women?

Meditation Technique: I commend you for your desire to practice Meditation. We are blessed with Breath of life every 4 seconds and with 3 million air sacs in our lungs to bring oxygen in the body and to remove carbon dioxide. Chose quiet place and comfortable position, take deep breath and focus only on Blessing and Wonder of lungs. No attention to any other thought Exhale naturally Repeat until you feel inner silence ...Read more

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Torque release technique uses and benefits?

Torque release technique uses and benefits?

A chiropractic metho: 4 movement of the spinal segments.. If spinal segments are able to be to be able to be cranked by a technique, they have loose ligaments that need to be stabilized to get rid of the back pain. Prolotherapy is the treatment of choice. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and a doctor to help you for real relief. ...Read more

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Is the alexander technique effective for back pain?

It Can Be.: As part of a treatment plan, the alexander techniques work on changing and improving physical postural habits that could be associated with the cause of the pain or preventing the correction of the cause. ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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How can I perform the alexander technique safely?

Movement reeducation: The alexander technique teaches how to unlearn habitual patterns that cause unnecessary tension in everything we do. http://www.amsatonline.org/ this site should be able to guide you. ...Read more

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Should I learn yoga using dvd or instructor?

Should I learn yoga using dvd or instructor?

Instruct first: For the beginner it is helpful to start with an instructor. They are trained to spot and correct problems with your form. Once you become more aware of your body and position and can feel the right way to do the poses then supplementing or replacing with a dvd will provide continued benefit. I would still do occasional classes to keep up to date. ...Read more

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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Is chiropractors helpfull?

Is chiropractors helpfull?

Some for some issues: Research suggests that chiropractic treatment is safe and effective for back and neck pain and migraine headaches. Just as not all medical doctors are the same, i find some chiropractors give much higher quality care than others. I prefer chiropractors who use more gentle styles like direct non-force, network and activator techniques. I am wary of those who advise long-term treatment. ...Read more

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How to perform mindfulness meditation?

Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often frustrating w/o guidance. You usually get comfortable in an erect sitting posture and place your attention on your natural breath. Noting the nature of it w/o making any alteration. If you notice you've drifted - you simply come back - again and again. ...Read more

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What is feldenkrais threapy?

What is feldenkrais threapy?

Feldenkrais: The feldenkrais method is based on the principles of physics and biomechanics, an empirical understanding of human physiology and the connection between mind and body. Practitioners use gentle movement and directed attention with the aim of increasing ease and range of motion, improving flexibility and coordination and ultimately rediscovering an innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

D.O.s & OMT: Omt is literally a hands on approach to patient care. It is the art of healing touch applied to diagnosis & treatment of musculoskeletal problems and can help treat many other issues such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, menstrual pain, and can complement & sometimes replace need for drugs & surgery. It involves both subtle soft tissue techniques & also manual movement of muscles & joints. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture relaxing?

Is acupuncture relaxing?

Yes: Many people fall asleep, others report being very relaxed and peaceful during the treatments. It helps many conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, helps people who are under a lot of stress, .... ...Read more

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Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Yes -for many things: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. ...Read more

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Difference between meditation, guided imagery?

Difference between meditation, guided imagery?

One point vs process: Meditation is a state of relaxed focus concentration, most commonly on a single focus, be it breath, mantra, counting, a light, a body part, etc. An image can be the focus of attention. Guided imagery is a more active, often process or problem-solving focus on the unconscious process as displayed via imagery. ...Read more

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What app or website teaches kegel exercises?

What app or website teaches kegel exercises?

Www.takethefloor.org: www.takethefloor.org is a website maintained by the american urogynecologic society. In the patient resources section is a printable explanation of kegel exercises with when and how to do them. This website is very reliable with a lot of good information for patients with urinary and fecal incontinence. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. ...Read more