Anatomically your jaw is referred to as your TMJ or temporomandibular joint.
What are the symptoms of TMD?
Hold for 10-15 seconds, repeat 3-5 times.
About 30seconds - 1minute in total.
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Using a hair sample, Bio-Compatibility testing identifies the influence either positive or negative that each of a wide range of foods and products has on the individuals body. This particular test is called the Hair 500 test and it tests 500 Local and common Vegetables, fruits, Meats, seeds, oils, seafoods, Nuts, Alcohols, Beverages, Biscuits, sauces, Dairy products, Flour and grain products, Cereals, Breads, Gluten Free products, Deodorants, sunscreens, Bathroom chemicals, Cleaning products, toothpastes, common supplements and Health shop items .By using the Bio-Compatability Hair test we are able to determine which foods and products should be avoided and which can be used. The focus is on what you CAN eat and use rather than what you can’t. It includes common local brands found in supermarkets and health food stores. Each item is tested in the form it is usually consumed (both raw and/or cooked where applicable). The technique is based on the way in which the foods and products which we use has either a positive or negative influence the body. Each person is unique so it obviously follows that when it comes to foods and household products that “one size does not fit all”. Each individual has his or her own nutritional and energy requirements. Have you noticed that some foods give you good energy while others seem to drag you down and seem to aggravate existing symptoms?
Aeroplane flights are both an exciting and draining part of any holiday or work trip. Whilst you are at altitude the pressures within the cabin are much lower than you would experience at ground level. This makes it very hard for the body to absorb oxygen into the bloodstream, and can result in swelling in your legs or feet.
Regardless of anything written below the most important thing is to stay hydrated. The Aerospace Medical Association suggests around eight ounces (230ml) of water for every hour you fly. You should be getting up to go to the bathroom, which is a good movement to encourage blood flow back to the heart from your legs and reduce the chances of any clotting or DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
Being immobile for long periods of time can also cause your muscles to get tense and become fatigued, even in the days following your flight. There is nothing worse than starting a holiday stiff, sore and in discomfort but there are a few ways you can try to avoid this.
How to remember these exercises? Just sing the song!
“Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes”
We tend to underestimate the importance of sleep, especially good sleep, where the body and mind are rested and we awake with a sense of well being and being refreshed.
One of the most important questions I ask my clients at the start of every treatment or training session is “How has your sleep been?”. This paints a picture into how the rest of the body is working and whether it is functioning optimally. Your quick response is likely to be “Yeah fine!”. I doubt it. Most of us do not sleep anywhere near enough. You may be in bed for the right amount of time (typical 8-9 hours), however the quality of sleep is just not there.
So, I normally take my clients’ response with a grain of salt and dig a little deeper. Soon enough, I discover a range of things that would be affecting your quality of sleep and hence be a negating factor into why your musculoskeletal problems won’t got away or your training outcomes have diminished.
How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get the night before, it really is that simple. If sleepiness interferes with your daily activities, more sleep each night will improve the quality of your waking hours – obvious right? Yet none of us pay too much heed to this.
Post Natal Depression has really stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight lately. Whether it’s because more and more women are becoming aware of their bodies or because the ‘shame’ and stigma that was once associated with it is now starting to disappear. Pre Natal depression which occurs during pregnancy, is also becoming much more diagnosed now and there are more and more treatment options available.
Whilst post Natal depression is classed as a mental disorder, There are many Physical changes in the body which contribute to this and when you look at the process closer, it is easier to understand why it happens to so many women.
Our bodies thrive with Sunshine and fresh air and in Australia in particular we embrace being a sunburnt country. It is actually very healthy for us to spend time in the sun every day. Just as plants need Sunshine to grow and thrive, so do we! A safe amount of time is between 15-20 minutes a day in the sunshine. Our bodies have an inbuilt Sun protection factor in the form of the Pituitary gland. When we step out in the sun, the Pituitary gland signals the body to produce a hormone which protects us from getting burnt. The problem is though that we tend to wear dark sunglasses so our body is tricked into a false sense of being indoors when we are actually outside. As a result the pituitary gland doesn't receive the trigger to produce the hormone and consequently we end up getting burnt. The other reason is that we stay out in the sun a lot longer then what we should.
We often place great emphasis on how our desk set up is at work, but how much do we think about our car seat? Recent research has highlighted that Australians spend 4.4 hours a week or 53 minutes a day on average travelling to and from work. The position at which we sit in our car can place excess pressure on certain areas of our spine, which can produce or aggravate pain.
The mind uses the body as a vehicle for communication; and our posture is an extension of that communication. Posture is not just confined to the walls of our desk and how we sit at the desk, posture relates to our body language and how we communicate with ourselves and with others. As our mind and body are inherently linked we can also use our bodies to connect with our mind.
We can tell if someone is listening by assessing their body language/posture.
-Are they facing you?
-Do they have eye contact?
-Are their arms relaxed or crossed?
All of these tiny clues tell us what frame of mind people are in through subconsciously assessing each others body language thus their posture. If you find that you have lost concentration and you were not listening when you were suppose to, you can change your posture to enhance listening.
As long as our mind and body are united we must expand our thinking and acknowledge the role that our mind has in how we choose to hold our bodies through different postures. Only then are we able to unlock the habits of the mind that are linked with our posture.
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection, the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process in the body.
When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation such as heat, swelling and pain specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself.
Inflammation is part of the body's immune response. Initially, it is beneficial when, for example, your knee sustains a blow and the tissues need care and protection. However, sometimes inflammation can cause further inflammation which can become self-perpetuating. More inflammation is created in response to the existing inflammation.