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Dealing with a back spasm

A back spasm is a sudden and involuntary contraction or tightening of a muscle due to strain, weakness, overuse and muscle strain. It usually happens near the nerve roots of the spinal cord and places pressure on these sensitive nerves and result to a severe pain. a muscle happens when exerting excessive energy or straining […]

Shoulder tension

The shoulder and the neck are two areas of the body which usually bear the burden of pain and tension. Pain and stiffness that is felt in the back can cause discomfort to the person and shoulder tension can slow down daily activities. Shoulder tension occurs when there is reduced lymph and blood flow in […]

Poison Sumac: First Aid Management

Poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) is a poisonous plant that is present in wetlands. Its leaves, stem, roots, flowers and berries all contain the oily, sticky urushiol resin. It is the urushiol resin that causes the irritation to the skin or contact dermatitis. Upon direct or indirect contact with urushiol, it causes an allergic reaction to […]

Importance of vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is also known as cholecalciferol. It is needed for retaining bone density and maintains the body’s immunity against diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and muscle wasting. Vitamin D3 is a hormone that is produced in the body. Only limited food contains vitamin D3 and the only source of vitamin D3 is […]

Uses of baking soda

Baking soda has many uses including providing relief to a sting from a bee. The baking soda counteracts the acids and venom of many insect bites. Baking soda can draw excess pus from a wound and other contaminants in the skin. It helps maintain pH balance of the body and getting rid of odor as […]