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If I get certified in massage therapy, can I practice massage in the united states?

If I get certified in massage therapy, can I practice massage in the united states?

You will also need: ....A license. Most states require a massage therapist to be licensed. Check with your state's health department. ...Read more

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Wills massage chairs help ease Parkinson's disease?

Wills massage chairs help ease Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease: Although a massage chair may temporarily alleviate any muscular discomfort it has no effect in parkinson's disease progression or symptoms manifestation. However, physical therapy has been found to be effective in mobility, posture, balance and even mood. ...Read more

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Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

If you injured: Achilles tendon , need evaluation extent of injury , go to nearest ER , after assessing will refer you to the right doctor. Till it heals you may not participate in marathons for a while . ...Read more

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San francisco osteapath? Any out there? Can anyone recommend? Omt manipulation specialty needed. 

San francisco osteapath? Any out there? Can anyone recommend? Omt manipulation specialty needed. 

AOA website: Here is the website for the aoa. You can use the find a do feature. http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/find-a-do/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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Does indian head massage help someone who has deep vein thrombosis in their leg?

Does indian head massage help someone who has deep vein thrombosis in their leg?

NO: The only treatment choices are anticoagulation or thrombolysis of the clot. Dvts are life threatening and must be taken very serious. ...Read more

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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Docs, could a hot stone massage reduce cellulite?

Docs, could a hot stone massage reduce cellulite?

Not a chance!: Cellulite is caused by accumulations of fat (the bulges) between deeper grooves and pits caused by bands of connective tissue between the skin and the underlying fascia. No amount of hot stone massage from the outside can help this. It is difficult to treat with even invasive treatments like liposuction. Swelling from hot stone massage might temporarily mask its appearance but only briefly. Sorry! ...Read more

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Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?

Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening is the best non-surgical option for DDD at L5-S1. Also, I would recommend the "Treat Your Own Back" by Robin McKenzie ( a book) for additional exercises you may find helpful. ...Read more

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Does a massage chair help ease Parkinson's disease?

Does a massage chair help ease Parkinson's disease?

Yes!!: Anything that can fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints will help a person with pd to move better & have less imbalance! a good example of an internet available stretching handout is. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Where can I obtain intensive sleep retraining therapy in the san francisco bay area?

Where can I obtain intensive sleep retraining therapy in the san francisco bay area?

Stanford, U.C.S.F.: Both medical schools have excellent sleep clinics. Palo Alto Medical Foundation has sleep clinics in Santa Cruz,, Fremont, Sunnyvale,Palo Alto. ...Read more

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Where can I take an ice bath in san francisco?

Where can I take an ice bath in san francisco?

Look elsewhere: This is a site for medical questions to be answered by physicians. If you want travel and tourist information, check a site carrying that type of information. ...Read more

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Is chamomile tea good for treating jet lag when I travel from Romania to Canada (-6)? Thanks!

Is chamomile tea good for treating jet lag when I travel from Romania to Canada (-6)? Thanks!

May help: If you do use chamomile tea, make sure you are not pregnant, because it is contraindicated in pregnancy. Other natural aids for jet lag may include valerian root, bright light therapy, melatonin, and music therapy. ...Read more

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I was in a forest area last night and got about 5 or 6 mosquito bites.wat are the chances of getting west nile or zika?I live in cook county, Illinois

I was in a forest area last night and got about 5 or 6 mosquito bites.wat are the chances of getting west nile or zika?I live in cook county, Illinois

Yes and No: There are mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in the Chicago or Cook County areas, but the chances of an individual person getting infected by the virus or of getting a symptomatic infection from the virus, are not known. Yes, one can catch it, but the CDC reported 72 cases for Illinois 2015, which is not a big number. As for Zika, it is not yet in Chicago or Cook County mosquitoes. ...Read more