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The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared saunas are a “Hot Topic” in the fitness industry; many health experts promote their use to help the body detoxify heavy metals. Regular sessions can help you to lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, elevate your mood, remove heavy metals from the body, and purify your skin.

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A “Triskelion” of Three Backpack Safety Tips

I love the Purica logo – the modified Triskelion that represents body, mind and spirit. So in honour of the Purica Triskelion, here are three important backpack safety tips to help you prevent school from becoming a pain in the neck…or back!

Knee Pain

Knee pain is something many people encounter at some point in life. A common contributing factor is a weak vastus medialis muscle that can’t hold the patella in its proper alignment. Improper alignment of the patella can irritate the patellar tendon and cause pain below the kneecap. When you have joint pain, start with the simplest solution of muscle strengthening exercises.

Measuring Pain – McGill Pain Questionnaire

This questionnaire, known as the McGill Pain Index, measures the intensity (severity) of the pain, the quality of the pain, mood, and understanding of the pain

Look at the 20 groups below.
1.    Circle one word in each group that best describes your pain.
2.    Circle only three words from Groups 1 to 10 that best describe your pain response.
3.    Choose just two words in Groups 11 to 15 that best describe your pain.
4.    Just pick the one in Group 16.
5.    Finally, choose just one word from Groups 17-20.

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What Is Pain?

In medicine pain relates to a sensation that hurts. If you feel pain it hurts, you feel discomfort, distress and perhaps agony, depending on the severity of it. Pain can be steady and constant, in which case it may be an ache. It might be a throbbing pain – a pulsating pain. The pain could have a pinching sensation, or a stabbing one.

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