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12 natural muscle relaxants for a healthy body & mind

Tightening of muscles is very common, especially after new core workouts, muscle tends to experience soreness usually after heavy workout or being fixed at same positions for number of hours. Number of people try to cure this pain, by some natural remedies, but some of them are interested with easy going method of using medications. Medicines help to some extent, but the vital role here is of the posture, exercise, activity & routine. There are various grounds for muscle tightness, pain, and compact range of…

Ariana Grande sorry she ‘couldn’t fix’ Mac Miller’s pain

LOS ANGELES: Singer Ariana Grande on Friday spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, writing on social media that he was “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.” Miller was found unresponsive at his home in Studio City, California, and pronounced dead there at age 26, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said in a statement on Sept. 7. In a message on her official Instagram account on Friday, the 25-year-old Grande said she “adored” Miller from the day…

Massage therapy eases pain, reduces opioid dependency

NEW YORK: Light massage can reduce pain, anxiety and the need for opioid medication in terminally ill patients, a Swedish study suggests. “All end-of-life patients experience existential pain or existential suffering,” coauthor Linda Bjorkhem-Bergman told Reuters Health. “This pain is difficult to treat pharmacologically and complementary methods, such as massage, provide an alternative.” Bergman and colleagues studied 41 hospice patients who received tactile massage of the hands, feet and/or back, depending upon the…

Namaz reduces back pain and increases joint elasticity: study

The repetitive physical movements of Namaz (prayer) rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research. The study found that not only does quiet prayer eliminate physical anxiety, but that proper knee and back angles can be an effective clinical treatment. Roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide bow, kneel and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of Makkah up to five times a day for Namaz. “One way to think about the movements is that they are similar to…

Computer games relieve phantom limb pain: study

PARIS: Amputees who played computer games using a virtual, on-screen arm, experienced relief from the phantom pain that often afflicts people who have lost a limb, scientists said Friday. Fourteen amputees who took part in a trial reported dramatic pain reduction after 12 sessions which saw them "using" their missing arm in virtual reality. Patients reported a near 50-percent reduction in pain duration, frequency and intensity, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. "The results from our study…

Online tools can help manage pain

SYDNEY: People with chronic pain may be able to use online tools to manage their symptoms, lessening the need for frequent doctor visits, an Australian study suggests.