Items Tagged ‘yoga’

Ask the Doctors - How can I ease bursitis pain?

July 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I ease bursitis pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I played a pretty rough game of tennis a few weeks ago and developed an ache in my right elbow that turns out to be bursitis. What can I do to ease the pain? Our skeletons are marvels of mechanical engineering. They create a scaffold for our muscles, skin and circulatory system, shelter […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bursitis, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, joint pain, yoga


Facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

June 12, 2018

Facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Foam rollers have become more prevalent in gyms, exercise classes and therapy clinics during the past 10 years.  Many physical therapists use foam rollers to help patients recover from injuries – and for good reason.  This flexible piece of equipment can help to increase range of motion, shorten recovery time, and enhance healing. You don’t […]

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Tags: christopher white, exercise, foam roller, foam rollers, foam rolling, muscle aches, physical therapy, stretching, yoga


Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative

May 7, 2018

Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative

By uclahealth uclahealth

For more than 30 years, UCLA Health has been pairing traditional medical treatments with integrative medicine therapies that address a patient’s mind, body and spirit. Now, a new initiative is bringing the health system’s various integrative medicine offerings under one comprehensive umbrella: the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative. “We offer many wonderful integrative medicine programs […]

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Tags: acupuncture, alternative treatments, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, health insurance, integrative medicine, integrative medicine therapies, massage, meditation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, therapeutic services, traditional medical treatments, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine


Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids


Ask the Doctors - How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

March 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m just about to turn 60, which — from what I’ve read — is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being […]

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Tags: Balance, cane, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, equilibrium, geriatrics, good balance, head trauma, muscle strength, old age, senior citizen, spatial orientation


Five ways to get in shape with your partner

February 21, 2017

Five ways to get in shape with your partner

By uclahealth uclahealth

Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular physical activity can also help you lose weight, boost your […]

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Tags: boost mood, cancer, diseases, energy levels, exercise, exercise program, flexibility, heart disease, lose weight, mood, physical activity, relationship


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #3

February 15, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #3

By uclahealth uclahealth

Manage stress! Try exercise, yoga or meditation. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: exercise, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, meditation, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health, yoga



In a comparison of yoga vs. memory training, the clear winner is yoga

January 20, 2017

In a comparison of yoga vs. memory training, the clear winner is yoga

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Crossword puzzles and other mentally demanding activities are well-known as memory boosters for older adults. But what if word games aren’t your thing? What if you’d rather learn to relax, doing something like yoga? UCLA researchers found that yoga is better for both memory and mood. In a head-to-head comparison of yoga versus a type […]

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Tags: aging, Anxiety, brain metabolites, brain structure, chemistry, depression, Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Kirtan Kriya, Kundalini yoga, memory booster, memory training, mild cognitive impairment


Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep