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Can Plants Improve Your Health?

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While eating a plant-based diet may reap health dividends it’s also thought that surrounding oneself with plants may improve health. No need to turn your home into the Amazon rainforest. Positioning plants throughout your home or office, however, may help improve health in small, yet significant ways.

So how can a humble houseplant help improve health? Plants improve air quality by removing toxins in the air and adding oxygen. Some plants are also considered to be effective in absorbing electromagnetic radiation from computers.

Feeling under the weather? Indoor plants may help diminish coughs, sore throats and other illnesses related to the common cold. The reason? Plants help to increase humidity levels. Looking to subtract stress from your environment? Plants may help provide a soothing, calmer atmosphere and boost mood too.

Just as plants may contribute to a healthier environment, regular chiropractic checkups may help your body stay healthy.

Simple Strategies to Avoid Sciatica

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It’s been characterised as a burning, persistent pain that runs from your lower back through the buttock and down into the lower leg. It’s sciatica. Though it can’t always be prevented, there are some simple strategies to avoid sciatica.

Aim to maintain proper posture and a healthy weight. It’s also a good idea to avoid sitting for long periods of time. If you have a desk job, be sure to get up and walk around frequently. Consider getting a standing desk.

If you need to move heavy objects let your legs, not your back, do the work. Be sure to bend your knees and ask someone to share the load with you.

Exercising regularly is not only good for your health but your back too. When your back is strong, you may avoid experiencing sciatica. Visiting us for additional suggestions and regular chiropractic checkups may also help prevent sciatica.

Manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Naturally

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Did you know that chiropractic isn’t just for treating back pain? In fact, many chiropractic techniques help benefit other parts of the body including the knees, ankles and even wrists.

For office workers and those who have jobs that require extensive use of their hands, carpal tunnel syndrome is a growing problem. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and wrist. This type of repetitive stress injury occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel.

Fortunately, there are many natural ways to manage carpal tunnel syndrome without having to resort to surgery. If possible, rest the hand and wrist that are affected and consider wearing a wrist support. Apply ice to the affected area to reduce swelling.

Many chiropractic methods may be able to help you effectively manage carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more by visiting our office.