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Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain by Dr. Brendt Mendelblatt

Chronic pain can affect anybody, anywhere. It can strike the construction worker who puts in hours of overtime, the parent who is doing multiple things at once or the college student who is trying to cram for the next big exam. Chronic pain can creep its way into any joint, with signs and symptoms sometimes showing up without any rhyme or reason. If left untreated, chronic pain can have serious ramifications on a person’s quality of life, and affect even the most simplistic things that the individual enjoys doing.

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Resilience Fitness for Pain Management by Sifu Ed D’Urso

Do you seek a pain-free life? Or would you rather the ability to master pain and gain from it? Truly, we really only have two choices: comfort or power. Most people would opt for the pain-free life, and there are plenty of products out there that promise freedom from pain in exchange for dependence on that freedom. It is amazing how many people believe such a life is possible or even desirable. The need to avoid pain is never-ending and comes at a greater and greater cost. All addiction is driven by this never-ending need.

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Local Author Profile: Just Breathe Out Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You by Betsy Thomason

Breathing—your most important daily activity— simply happens, without much forethought. So why do you need a book about how to breathe? Perhaps you’re tired and seeking more energy. Or maybe you’re looking for relief from stress, anxiety or pain or a way to prevent stress, anxiety or pain?

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Garlic Greens Recipes from Rusty Plough Farm by Nadia Maczaj

Garlic greens are a true seasonal treat. At Rusty Plough Farm we plant our garlic in the fall. When the cloves sprout in the spring, we harvest some of the smaller, young, green plants. These fresh greens, along with the soft, white bulb, offer a slightly milder taste than the clove garlic, which is harvested later in the summer. The chopped garlic greens are great in sautés, soups, burgers, tuna salad, egg salad and even in your favorite home-made salad dressing. They’re lovely tossed with pasta and some fresh parmesan cheese. You even can add them to your garlic bread for some zesty color.

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The Evolving Scope of MEN’S WORK by Tom Kelley

About 5 years ago I wrote an article for this magazine about the value of men’s groups for men’s wellness. The men’s group I founded in Nyack in 2010 still meets every other week, starting with a grounding exercise to fully arrive and leave our days behind. We check in with what we have been up to and more importantly, what about it has made an impact – the lessons, feelings and perspectives.

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RoCA Takes a Voyage this Summer by Antonia Edelstein

As Rockland Center for the Arts commences its artistic journey towards a new and different use of space and time, campers at the Summer Arts Day Camp will begin to discover things about both themselves and their surroundings as artists. The journey begins on the newly cleared nature trail, featuring sculptures from twelve different artists. Campers will explore the trail, while exploring contemporary art and creating their own sculptural installations.

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Yoga to Uplift and Ground Us by Paula Heitzner

Now that we have settled into spring, enjoying the warmer days, we can be attuned to and receptive to the growing and the greening of the planet as we respond to the wonder and energy of Mother Nature.

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Essential Touch for Better Health by Abi Keene

Shiatsu, which literally translates as ‘finger pressure,’ is a form of Japanese therapeutic bodywork that is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. There are many different schools of shiatsu and the techniques vary, but often the session will be done with the receiver fully clothed on a special mat on the floor. During a shiatsu session, the practitioner applies pressure on specific points called tsubos and along energetic channels known as meridians. These are the same points used in acupuncture. Shiatsu techniques range from light pressure to deep muscular work and can include stretching, soothing and kneading.

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How Acupuncture Can Help During Pregnancy and Delivery by Dr. Lauren Dulberg

Chinese Medicine has much to offer both mother and baby during pregnancy. Regular check-ins and treatments can play an integral role in a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery.

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The Many Benefits of Chiropractic Care by Dr. Janette Asaro Pena

For Pregnancy Care

Everyone should be checked for subluxations by a chiropractor and adjusted as needed. It is especially important to be adjusted during pregnancy to make sure the spine and pelvis are aligned and balanced for a normal and healthy delivery. During pregnancy the ligaments become softer to allow the pelvis to expand during delivery. The soft ligaments can cause misalignments and pain. Chiropractic is safe for expectant mothers and their unborn babies at a time when medications are often unsafe for the unborn baby. Following delivery it is important to make sure the spine is properly aligned as the ligaments go back to their normal tension.

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