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Talking to Your Doctor about Alternative Therapies for Arthritis

At least 40 per cent of people use alternative therapies for arthritis such as acupuncture or homeopathy, but an estimated three-quarters don’t tell their doctors what they’re doing. Talking to your doctor [more…]

Getting the Facts When Considering Surgery for Arthritis

Surgery is either the end of all your troubles or the beginning of a whole new set of problems. Before agreeing to go under the knife to address your arthritic condition, ask your orthopaedic surgeon the [more…]

Easing Arthritis Symptoms with Supplements

Extensive research has shown that the following supplements are especially helpful in easing arthritis-related symptoms, especially pain and inflammation. Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements [more…]

Arthritis For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Don’t suffer in silence – you can do a lot to alleviate the pain of arthritis. This Cheat Sheet gives you a comprehensive oversight of the techniques available to control and manage its symptoms. [more…]

Standing Comfortably for Your Back and Neck

One of the most important things to consider in terms of a healthy back and neck is posture. A good posture involves training your body to sit, walk, lie and stand in positions that put the least strain [more…]

See Your Doctor Immediately for These Back-Related Symptoms

You can self-manage most episodes of back or neck pain, but the following warning signs may indicate more serious problems that your doctor needs to check: [more…]

Checking Up on Your Doctor for Back or Neck Treatment

Finding the right practitioner can be the key to solving your back or neck problem. Before a specialist treats you, do a little checking up of your own to be sure that the health-care professional is right [more…]

Managing a Back or Neck Pain Attack

Suffering with back or neck problems can be extremely painful. Try some of the following tips to get your back and neck pain attack under control: [more…]

Treating Your Back & Neck Pain For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Tired of suffering with painful back and neck problems? Want to learn about how to relieve pain and avoid further problems in the future? Use this handy Cheat Sheet to assist you in the self-management [more…]

Energize Life Areas with Color and the Feng Shui Octagon

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How to See Immediate Home Improvement through Feng Shui

If you’re looking to make some quick improvements to the environment in your home, the following list of practical Feng Shui cures is at your service: [more…]

Feng Shui For Dummies Cheat Sheet

An ancient Chinese art, Feng Shui empowers you to improve every aspect of your life, from your health and wealth to your relationships and career. How does Feng Shui work? It enhances your environment [more…]

Signs and Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function

Someone with hypothyroidism – an under-active thyroid gland – often experiences some of the following signs and symptoms. Keep in mind that these symptoms alone can’t diagnose thyroid disease, and thyroid [more…]

Signs and Symptoms of Excessive Thyroid Function

Someone with hyperthyroidism – an over-active thyroid gland – may experience some or all of the following symptoms. The same caution about symptoms of hypothyroidism applies here; these symptoms alone [more…]

Medications to Watch Out For in Thyroid Conditions

Certain drugs can interact with your thyroid hormone to negatively affect your thyroid function. These are just a few commonly used medications that can affect your thyroid: [more…]

Maximising Your Thyroid Health

You can take action to improve your thyroid health. If you’re concerned that you have – or may have – a problem with your thyroid, you should bear in mind the following advice: [more…]

Thyroid For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Thyroid problems affect around 4.5 million people in the UK. If you suffer from a thyroid condition, this Cheat Sheet is here to help you to recognise and manage your symptoms, and avoid the triggers that [more…]

Ten Applications of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

How can you use NLP in your day-to-day life for personal development? Here are ten suggestions to get you thinking about applying NLP in your own life. Choose what will make a difference to you: [more…]

Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

While working on personal development, having some key information on hand can be invaluable. Keep these useful reminders and guidelines at the ready to assist you in your self-improvement. [more…]

Complementary Medicine Safety Tips

Practising complementary medicine at home requires some planning and preparation. If you decide to try out any form of complementary therapy for yourself, first consider the following: [more…]

Choosing the Right Complementary Therapy for You

Wondering which complementary therapy is the one for you? Here’s a handy guide to the sorts of therapies that are particularly appropriate for certain conditions: [more…]

Complementary Medicine For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Interested in complementary medicine and wanting to find out more? Use this Cheat Sheet to get to grips with the different varieties of complementary therapies and how to pick the right one for you. Ensure [more…]

Child Psychology & Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Kids grow and develop in many ways. For the people who choose to care for children — from parents to teachers to childcare workers – keeping tabs on normal childhood development, spotting signs of trouble [more…]

Foot Reflexology Map

Your feet are full of acupressure and reflexology points. The following illustration shows each foot and its reflexology sites. Note that the feet are not mirror images of each other when it comes to reflexology [more…]

Acupressure Meridians

The human body channels energy (chi) along meridians, or pathways. These meridians have both yin and yang components, based on the direction of the energy flow on the body. The following table identifies [more…]

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