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In his article in Science Based Medicine, Gyrostim and the infrastructure of Quackery, Dr. Novella, a clinical Neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine, shares his thoughts on GyroStim, its history, and how it fits in the process of scientific medicine.
One of the best ways to get your hips and trunk to move better is to have assistance. Either holding onto something or having a therapist add support, having some contact will localize a stretch and can increase the effectiveness. Using a stick or staff provides this cuing and contact giving you more for your effort.
Ever have eye strain and fatigue? Headache pain that feels like this is from your eyes? Here is a video that shows how your eye muscles and nerves can be affected and causing headache pain and even dizziness.
Chronic ear pressure, plugging and even pain can come from a Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. This condition is most common with a neck or cervical problem. Other symptoms include tinnitus or ringing, headaches, and neck pain and stiffness. Here are two people sharing their story.
Here are two muscles that are common with headaches, the temporalis and the superior oblique. This video shows how to massage these muscles to reduce tension and headache pain.
Sometimes headaches can be relieved by neck traction. Here is a video showing how to do this on someone you care about. Remember to go slow and get feedback.
This session talks about how we test the eye muscles for trigger points or knots and the nerves that work the muscles of the eye. Headache and eye pain can be related to this finding and testing the eye muscles is important in determining the cause of headaches.
Here is a post on testing for headache pain. We have included a simple test that you can do for yourself and a video on testing of the neck and how it can cause headache and migraine pain.
This post shows us how we test to see if there is an ocular or eye muscle problem using convergence or 'crossing our eyes'. Both eyes need to work together and this test will tell us if this is happening or if there is a problem.