Prev post1 of 3Next Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that usually affects the lining of smaller joints like fingers and toes. With time, it can even affect the knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders. Eventually, it can result in bone erosion and joint deformity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"i am more than the brittle bones and creaking joints that move me with purpose and something that once resembled grace. rattle though they may and ache where they will, i am more than bones. i am made of magic things and the leftover fire of silently exploded stars."
Prev post1 of 3Next Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs due to the breakdown of cartilage in joints, which causes the bones to rub against each other. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 27 million people in America have osteoarthritis.
Koch believes that by cultivating a healthy psoas, we can rekindle our body’s vital energies by learning to reconnect with the life force of the universe. Within the Taoist tradition the psoas is spoken of as the seat or muscle of the soul, and surrounds the lower “Dan tien” a major energy center of body. A flexible and strong psoas grounds us and allows subtle energies to flow through the bones, muscles and joints.
The SI joint, which is an abbreviation for sacroiliac joint, is one of two joints that connect the tailbone to the large pelvic bone. This area and the area around the sacrum is the main nerve center of the body, and the place from which much of our lower back pain stems, according to the website Pilates-Back-Joint-Exercise. Using an exercise ball,...
"Solomon’s Seal is an herb long known for its ability to strengthen, lubricate, and nourish tendons, ligaments, attachments and joints...also speeds recovery from bone injuries (broken, stressed, or fractured), calcifies and strengthens bones, and rebuilds damaged cartilage and connective tissue."