Antiaging Yoga

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster's: "Aging (adj): (of a thing) reaching the end of useful life; growing old or older, especially visibly and obviously so; obsolescent Obsolescent (adj): becoming obsolete Obsolete (adj): no longer produced or used; out-of-date." When I was 22 years old, a friend and I went into a local bookstore and saw a display of exercise videos, including one titled, Yoga for Beginners. The middle-aged woman demonstrating the pose on the cover looked strong, stable, flexible, and joyful, and I remember knowing that the way she looked WAS yoga and that if I practiced it I would feel that way in my own skin. So I bought the video and started practicing every single day; that was 7,120 days (more than 19 years) ago, and I feel younger now than I did on the day I started practicing. Back then, I was plagued with migraines, unexplained fevers, joint pain, and digestive problems and felt generally anxious and unhappy. Doctors told me I had acid reflux, possible rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, and--to top it off--chronic sinusitis. Within a year of committing to a consistent practice, those pains had disappeared, the way I looked at the world around me shifted, and the sands of time began to slow down as they made their way though the hourglass of my life. The way the woman on that video cover looked was now how I felt, and it was only up from there once I started to delve deeper into t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

This study used Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)-self-comparison and showed that acupuncture treatments for lumber disc herniation and sciatica demonstrated significant improvement in long term clinical outcomes. A total of 112 lumbar disc herniation and sciatica cases were treated with electric acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement from July 1998 to December 2006.ResultsAll the 112 cases filled out the ODI forms prior to receiving treatment. Among the 112 patients, 23 of them did not finish the 6-week treatments. 89 cases were evaluated with ODI after 6-week acupuncture treatments. Of those 89 cases, 67 case...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Alan David Kaye, Mark W. Motejunas, Lauren A. Bonneval, Ken P. Ehrhardt, Dustin R. Latimer, Andrea Trescot, Kyle E. Wilson, Ibraham N. Ibrahim, Elyse M. Cornett, Richard D. Urman, Kenneth D. CandidoAbstractChronic pain management techniques have evolved in recent years. In this regard, ultrasound technology has become a standard for most acute pain procedures and essential for postsurgical pain relief and enhanced recovery after surgery protocols. This manuscript summarizes clinical studies evaluating ultra...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Henry Liu, Patrick I. Emelife, Amit Prabhakar, Vanessa Moll, Julia B. Kendrick, Allan T. Parr, Farees Hyatali, Thakur Pankaj, Jinlei Li, Elyse M. Cornett, Richard D. Urman, Charles J. Fox, Alan D. KayeAbstractPain is a significant consequence of cardiac surgery and newer techniques in cardiac anesthesia have provided an impetus for the development of multimodal techniques to manage acute pain in this setting. In this regard, regional anesthesia techniques have been increasingly used in many cardiac surgical...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to investigate the effectivity of the sole use of rapid- and long-acting steroid injections without prophylactic treatment in patients with episodic and chronic CH.MethodsThe retrospective study included 51 patients with episodic and chronic CH that underwent greater occipital nerve (GON) blockade with a single dose of rapid- and long-acting steroid injection without additional prophylactic treatment. The frequency, severity, and duration of attacks after GON blockade as well as the side effects and long-term outcomes were reviewed.ResultsIn 28 (54.9%) patients, no attack occurred after GON blockade...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract Fascioliasis is a food-borne anthropozoonotic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica that affects multiple hosts, including humans. We herein report the first case of human fascioliasis in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. A 57-year-old female patient complaining of abdominal pain was admitted to the hospital for a clinical investigation. The diagnosis of F. hepatica was confirmed by ultrasound and indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Authorities of the Northern coast of Santa Catarina were notified to investigate other cases and risk factors for contamination. The disease is also prevalent in cattle, which...
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract In recent years, the development of immunotherapy has constituted a revolution in the therapy for many cancers, with a specific toxicity profile including endocrine immune-related adverse events. Immune check point inhibitors (ICI)-induced hypophysitis is a common endocrine side effect, particularly with CTLA-4 antibodies and combination therapy, with frequent hormonal deficiencies at diagnosis. It can be difficult to evoke such diagnosis as the initial clinical symptoms are not specific (headache, asthenia…); thus, patients receiving such immunomodulatory therapies should be closely monitored by s...
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Authors: Vinck EE, Villarreal RA, Luna-Jaspe C, Cabrera LF, Peterson TF, Bernal F, Roa CL Abstract Background: The intra-operative classification of appendicitis defines postoperative treatment. The correct designation can influence patient recovery, complications and hospital costs. Recent research has shown that intra-operative classification criteria varies among surgeons, and is not always the same as the pathologist's report. Classification accuracy can lower costs by preventing unnecessary treatment or sub-optimal interventions. Methods: During a period of 4 months, N = 133 appendix specimens we...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
Authors: Debonnaire P, Droogmans S, Coussement P, Lochy S, Vandekerckhove Y, Aminian A, Unger P PMID: 31314678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Authors: Wang Y, Piao H, Li B, Wang W, Huang M, Zhu Z, Li D, Wang T, Liu K Abstract The aim of this study was to summarize the clinical experience of postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in Stanford type A aortic dissection (STAAD) patients.We retrospectively reviewed 246 consecutive acute STAAD patients undergoing operations at our institution from January 2012 to December 2016. Postoperative ECMO was used in 7 patients. There were 5 males and 2 females with a mean age of 43.1 ± 9.3 years. All 7 patients with acute STAAD underwent ascending aorta replacement and total arch repair...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Tichelbäcker T, Dumitrescu D, Gerhardt F, Stern D, Wissmüller M, Adam M, Schmidt T, Frerker C, Pfister R, Halbach M, Baldus S, Rosenkranz S Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with left-sided heart disease, including valvular heart disease. In this context, elevated left atrial pressure primarily leads to the development of post-capillary PH. Despite the fact that repair of left-sided valvular heart disease by surgical or interventional approaches will improve PH, recent studies have highlighted that PH (pre- or post-intervention...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
More News: Acid Reflux | Arthritis | Back Pain | Blogging | Chronic Pain | Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Gastroschisis Repair | GERD | Headache | Lupus | Migraine | Nurses | Nursing | Pain | Rheumatoid Arthritis | Rheumatology | Sinusitis | Skin | Sports Medicine | Students | Teachers | Teaching | Universities & Medical Training | Websites