Historically both Indian’s Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have pointed to the importance of observing the natural cycles of the day with its rhythms of stillness and activity from sunrise to sunset and throughout night time–these ideas are now backed by science.
A recent study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, May 2019 points to the potential importance for both practitioners and patients in integrating practices from Positive Psychology into our management of pain.
Students of Osteopathy have been taught the importance of the Vagus nerve in health and disease for decades. Now advances in the study of the nervous system have now prompted researchers in Indian to propose that the Vagus nerve may be the physiological basis of the Vata dosha-considered to be the most important dosha for physical survival in Ayurveda
At both The Clarke Clinic and Reboot study we often burn essential oils; one of our favourites is peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has been used for centuries to address gastrointestinal ailments .A recent review article: The physiologic effects and safety of Peppermint Oil and its efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders published in The Journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2018 Mar; 47(6): 738–752 helps to understand that there is potentially much more to this oil than just a nice smell, including anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial/antifungal effects!
New study supports the use of foam rollers in increasing Range of Motion in Athletes but not Core Stability.
Self myofascial therapy using a foam roller is a common technique used by many athletes and patients. Whilst it is often suggested that foam rolling may be used aid recovery, improve range of motion (R.O.M.), prevent injury and improve core stability its exact effects have not been researched until now. The first study to examine the effect of foam rolling on athletic performance was published in The Journal of Sports Science Medicine 2019 Jun; 18(2): 229–238.
Great news for runners! A team of researchers at Deakin University, Australia has become the first study to demonstrate a positive effect of fast walking and/or slow running on the health of the intervertebral disc in human adults.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (B.J.J.) is a sport that is gaining in popularity both in Hong Kong and globally. As a competitive contact sport it is not without its fair share of injuries. However, a recent study may help you to prepare your body to avoid help avoid or limit these injuries.