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Thai Yoga offers better pain relief for Osteoarthritis than OTC Remedies

Thai Yoga offers better pain relief for Osteoarthritis than OTC Remedies

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B James DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

Thai Yoga (Traditional Thai Massage)(10) offers better pain relief and with less, little or no adverse side effects than Ibuprofen (2) and other NSAIDs(9). Additionally, pain relief from a short series of individual treatments has been shown to last as long as 15 weeks according to systematic review of Traditional Thai Massage. (5)

Thai Massage pain solution for Osteoarthritus pain
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga provides solution for Osteoarthritus pain.

The most common pain remedies prescribed for OA (Osteoarthritis) such as Ibuprofen (2) and other similar NSAID’s such as Advil, Motrin and the like, come with a hefty price tag in respect of unwanted effects and side effects. Generally prescribed for relief of pain, swelling and inflammation.

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Thai Massage, and Thai Herbal Compress versus Oral Ibuprofen in Symptomatic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 490512.
Published online 2014 Sep 1. doi:  10.1155/2014/490512
PMCID: PMC4165631

Thai Massage, and Thai Herbal Compress versus Oral Ibuprofen in Symptomatic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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The aim of this study was to verify the clinical responses to Thai massage (TM) and Thai herbal compression (THC) for treating osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in comparison to oral ibuprofen. This study was a randomized, evaluator-blind, controlled trial. Sixty patients with OA of the knee were randomly assigned to receive either a one-hour session of TM or THC (three times weekly) or oral ibuprofen (three times daily). The duration of treatment was three weeks. The clinical assessments included visual analog scale assessing pain and stiffness, Lequesne’s functional index, time for climbing up ten steps, and physician’s and patient’s overall opinions on improvement. In a within-group comparison, each treatment modality caused a significant improvement of all variables determined for outcome assessments. In an among group comparison, all modalities provided nearly comparable clinical efficacy after a three-week symptomatic treatment of OA of the knee, in which a trend toward greatest improvement was likely to be found in THC group. In conclusion, TM and THC generally provided comparable clinical efficacy to oral ibuprofen after three weeks of treatment and could be considered as complementary and alternative treatments for OA of the knee.

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Why Learn Thai Yoga?

Why Learn Thai Yoga?

Author: Aachan "Prof. of Thai Traditional Medicine" Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

The most important reason is to be able to experience and share the documented traditional outcomes and benefits of the practice.  Developed for thousands of years in the ancient traditional Buddhist and Ayurveda healing centers of Thailand and South East Asia Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Traditional Massage and Thai Ayurveda continues to develop as an elegant, evolving internationally recognized traditional medicine. Continue reading Why Learn Thai Yoga?

Addressing Chronic Pain with Thai Yoga supported by Scientific Review

Addressing Chronic Pain with Thai Yoga supported by Scientific Review

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B James DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

You can treat chronic pain with Thai Yoga. Thai Traditional Medicine and it’s derivative practices such as Thai Traditional Massage. Specifically styles such as SomaVeda® Thai Yoga have long been held to be effective solutions and remedies for chronic pain. They often are noted to provide relief when literally all else (conventional western medicine) have failed and or not worked well. Continue reading Addressing Chronic Pain with Thai Yoga supported by Scientific Review

Effects of thai foot massage on balance performance in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy: a randomized parallel-controlled trial

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Med Sci Monit Basic Res. 2015 Apr 20;21:68-75. doi: 10.12659/MSMBR.894163.

Effects of thai foot massage on balance performance in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy: a randomized parallel-controlled trial.

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Chatchawan U1, Eungpinichpong W1, Plandee P1, Yamauchi J1. 1Research Center in Back, Neck, Other Joint Pain and Human Performance (BNOJPH), Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Peripheral neuropathy is the most common complications of diabetic patients and leads to loss of plantar cutaneous sensation, movement perception, and body balance. Thai foot massage is an alternative therapy to improve balance.

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Cytotoxic Effect of Coscinium fenestratum on Human Head and Neck Cancer Cell Line (HN31)

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:701939. doi: 10.1155/2015/701939. Epub 2015 May 17.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
  • 2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand ; Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

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Coscinium fenestratum is widely used as a medicinal plant in many Asian countries. This study aimed to investigate the cytotoxic effect of a crude water extract of C. fenestratum (CF extract) compared to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) on human HN31 cell line, a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Thai Yoga 2

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Thai Yoga, Thai Massage treatment
Thai Yoga treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes extensive work on the hands.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Solution
Part 2 of 2. by Anthony B. James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

INNER: Any particular disorder or trauma whether acute or chronic like CTS will manifest differently in different persons. When looking for the INNER significance we first consider the balance and activity of the Chakras. We gain insight into the specific chakras involved by observing the physical correlations, i.e., corresponding body part, orifice, closest Sen, or line, and/or meridian.

Anahata Chakra, Heart Chakra in Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy.
Anahata Charka, heart Chakra are important considerations in Thai Yoga, Thai Massage treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The chakras most closely associated with the hands and wrist are fourth Chakra, ANAHATA , commonly called the Heart Chakra. The hands are the vehicle for expressing and communicating from and of the heart. We say that the skin of the hands and arms is the organ most closely associated with the heart.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Thai Yoga

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Solution

 

Part 1 of 2. by Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a challenge that is cropping up more and more frequently. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga offers practical, effective and elegant solutions. Conventional remedial treatments are fine and can be examples of compassion in action, but Western style physical therapeutic and orthopedic approaches are limited in just how much compassionate relief they are able to deliver. This is because the conventional Western therapeutic model for treatment is not holistically based. A more compassionate approach is a protocol which leads to fundamental understanding and renders the application of remedial therapies unnecessary! The Thai Yoga approach to treating and perhaps curing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is entirely based on indigenous and traditional holistic (Naturopathic) practices.

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Thai Yoga Massage Chair

Aachan, Dr. Anthony B James Master Thai Yoga Therapy Teacher

The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage Chair

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Anthony B. James

You have to explore this! SomaVeda® Thai Yoga massage chair is the perfect adjunct to your existing practice for so many reasons. Having a portable massage chair opens up the possibility for mobility and the expansion of your practice. Virtually any kind of portable massage chair is suitable. I know there are a good variety of makes and models in different price ranges. I’ve seen them on Craig’s list for as little as $50.00, EBay for $100.00 (new) and up to $500 or $600 retail in some massage magazines. To start with, I recommend a basic, sturdy chair in your lower price range. If you like the work (as I think you will!) then bump it up with some bells and whistles to enhance your sessions like a fully adjustable face cradle, etc. I simply set up the chair and adjust in such a way that I do not have to mess with any settings once I get moving. After all, the whole point of any tool (and a portable massage chair is a tool) is to assist me. I don’t work around the chair, I use the chair! Continue reading Thai Yoga Massage Chair