Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes pain throughout the body, muscle stiffness, limited motion, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. A slew of celebrities have revealed their struggles with this debilitating disorder, including Sopranos star Aida Turturro, actress Kathleen Turner and the late Oscar-winning actor James Coburn.
Cannabis indica, cannabis sativa and marijuana – all refer to the same plant. Medical Cannabis has been used to treat pain, nausea and vomiting effects of chemotherapy and people with AIDS. The roots of its use go back to as far as ancient Chinese medicine when it was considered a ‘magical’ herb.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by a combination of widespread pain in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fatigue, and multiple tender points on the body. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that 3 to 6 million people are afflicted with this disease in the US.
We are seldom taught what good posture is. The consequences of modern day life, hunching over computers and leading a very sedentary existence are stiff necks, shoulders hunched forward or pulled tightly back, restricted breathing, and tightness in the thighs, legs and ankles, backaches, headaches, and other painful symptoms.