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It’s a Catch-22: You’re hurting, so you don’t exercise; but without exercise, you may lose muscle tone and strength, making pain worse. Fortunately, even mild exercise releases endorphins, the feel-good brain chemicals that lift mood and block pain. Ask your doctor if aerobic, strengthening, or stretching exercises can give your body the boost — and relief — it needs.
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It sounds so obvious, but few of us actually take the time to stop what we’re doing and calm our minds. Stress management techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and biofeedback relax your body, which helps ease pain. Talk to your doctor to learn more. In the meantime, slow down, close your eyes … breathe in … breathe out.
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You need a good night’s sleep to help soothe the stresses pain puts on your body. Although a drink can help you fall asleep, when alcohol breaks down in your body, it leads to shallow sleep, shortens important time in REM sleep, and may even wake you. The result: A less restful night.
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Some people find temporary relief from stress and pain with a quick smoke. The irony is that smoking may actually add to your pain in the long run. It slows healing, worsens circulation, and raises your chance of degenerative disc problems, a cause of low back pain. Ask your doctor about programs and medicines to kick the habit.
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You want to do everything you can to help your body, not hinder it. One way to keep your body strong is a nutritious diet. Eating right improves blood sugar, helps keep your weight in a healthy range, lowers the odds of heart disease, and aids digestion. Aim for a diet rich in fresh produce, low-fat proteins, and whole grains.
Starting today, you don’t have to live in pain.
That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today’s top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you’ll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of e-cizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of:
- Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis
- Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
- Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments
- Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems
- Plus special preventive programs for maintaining health through the entire body.
With this book in hand, you’re on your way to regaining the greatest gift of all: a pain-free body! With the help of Pete Egoscue’s revolutionary program of quick stretches and strength-building exercises, you can cure chronic pain, and do it naturally.
Pete Egoscue has shown thousands of individuals, corporations, schools, and championship sports teams how to eliminate pain without investing in expensive ergonomic devices or resorting to surgery or drug therapies. His groundbreaking book, with nearly 50,000 hardcover copies sold, shows readers how to:
- Relieve lower back pain
- Improve hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
- Relieve migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
- Relieve painful problems, like carpal tunnel syndrome, often misdiagnosed as arthritis
- Prevent injuries and maintain health through stretching programs for the entire body
Filled with easy instructions, photos, and line illustrations throughout, this book will provide quick, effective pain relief. See on Amazon