ACUPUNCTURE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE FLU SHOT?

ACUPUNCTURE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE FLU SHOT?

ACUPUNCTURE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE FLU SHOT? Acupuncture helps regulate and tonify the immune system, allowing the body to fight cold and flu viruses. Acupuncture provides the body’s various organs with nourishment by supplying more energy, fresh blood and organic
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that the meridians form the body’s energy network. The meridians ensure that blood, nutrients and energy flow throughout the body. Stress, poor eating habits or heredity can cause a meridian to be
Ankle sprains: prevent and cure an injury that is too common!

Ankle sprains: prevent and cure an injury that is too common!

Quadriceps muscle mild strain

Quadriceps muscle mild strain

WHAT IS IT? The quadriceps muscle group, located at the front of the thigh, is the largest muscle in the human body. It is composed of four distinct muscles: the rectus femoris muscle, the vastus lateralis muscle, the vastus medialis
Biceps brachii muscle mild strain

Biceps brachii muscle mild strain

WHAT IS IT? The biceps brachii, commonly known as the biceps, is a two-headed muscle located on the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow, and is responsible for the movements of flexion (i.e.  bending) and supination (i.e. rotating
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

 WHAT IS IT? The iliotibial (IT) band is a strong and thick band of fibrous tissue which runs from the outside of the thigh, where it extends from the tensor fascia lata muscle, down to the external part of the
Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis

WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a fibrous tissue whose role is to connect muscle to bone. The patellar tendon is a thick and extremely strong fibrous structure which extends from the lower tip of the kneecap (patella bone) to
Biceps brachii muscle tear

Biceps brachii muscle tear

WHAT IS IT? The biceps brachii, commonly known as the biceps, is a two-headed muscle located on the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow, and is responsible for the movements of flexion (i.e.  bending) and supination (i.e. rotating
Calf muscle tear

Calf muscle tear

WHAT IS IT? The calf muscle group, named the triceps surae, is a group of muscles located at the back of the lower leg (see image on the right). The triceps surae muscle group is composed of two superficial muscles,
Patellofemoral Syndrome

Patellofemoral Syndrome

WHAT IS IT? Patellofemoral syndrome is mainly characterized by pain at the front of the knee, and is caused by friction between the kneecap (also called the patella bone) and the surface of the femur underneath it. Thepatellaisa small flat
Triceps brachii muscle tear

Triceps brachii muscle tear

WHAT IS IT? The triceps brachii is divided into three heads and is located on the posterior aspect of the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow, and is responsible for the movements of extending (i.e. of straightening) the

Shoulder tendinitis: the most frequently seen tendinitis!

WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a fibrous tissue capable of withstanding tension and whose role is to connect muscle to bone. Any excessive straining of a muscle can over time cause a tendinitis, which is an inflammation of the

Lateral epicondylitis or «tennis elbow»

WHAT IS IT? The lateral epicondyle is a small bony eminence located on the external surface of the humerus bone, at the level of the elbow joint. It is the site of insertion of the tendons of the wrist extensors

Achilles tendinitis

 WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a resistive band of fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to a particular bone. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone and is located at the back of the leg

Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis : an overview

WHAT IS IT? Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in the general population. Some forms of arthritis have very rapid progression, while others develop very slowly. The surfaces of most bones in the human body are

Bursitis

WHAT IS IT? A bursa is a flexible fluid-filled sac which serves as a cushion between musculoskeletal structures, such as between bone and a muscle or a tendon, or between a tendon and skin. A bursitis is the inflammation of

Carpal tunnel syndrome

WHAT IS IT? Right over the wrist of the hand lies the transverse carpal ligament, which compares to a bracelet which makes its way around the wrist. The carpal tunnel is the narrow space located between the transverse ligament and

Quervain’s tendinitis

WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a fibrous tissue whose role is to connect muscle to a bone. Excessive straining of any muscle can over time cause a tendinitis, which is an inflammation of a muscle tendon. When repetitive movements
Disc herniation: an overview

Disc herniation: an overview

DIS HERNIATION : AN OVERVIEW WHAT IS IT? Between eachtwoconsecutive vertebraein the spineisan intervertebraldisc.The exterior of eachdisk issurroundedbya thick layer ofcartilage (annulus fibrosus), and its centercontains agelatinous nucleus comprised of about 80% of water (nucleus pulposus). The main role of

Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS IT? Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is mainly manifested by pain at the sole of the foot, which is exacerbated with weight bearing on the foot, such as in standing or with walking.