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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief From Arthritis

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief From Arthritis

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Lets address the Extra-articular features of Connective Tissue Disease,  Spondyloarthopathy, Arthropathy, Arthritus, Fibromyalgia and corresponding Edemas/ ischemia and Inflammation with Indigenous Traditional Therapeutic approaches. Specifically how SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief From Arthritis.

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Thai Traditional Medicine Sen Lines

Thai Traditional Medicine Sen Lines

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

What are Thai Traditional Medicine Sen Lines?

Thai Traditional Medicine Sen Lines

Sen is the Thai word for line. It is the same concept as Prana Nadi used in Yogic terminology and the terms are interchangeable.  The Sanskrit word Nadi means stream or movement. Sip Sen are thought to be energetic pathways of the life giving breath in the body. These lines actually form the Matrix, Energetic or Prana Maya Kosha body. The oldest traditional yogic texts are reputed to make reference to the existence of 350,000 lines.

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Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

I want to say that there is much evidence to demonstrate that Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga are made for each other. This is in two different context which I will elaborate more in the body of this article. First, if there is such a thing and Second even if there is no such thing as “Fibromyalgia” then Thai Yoga (Thai Traditional Massage) may be a perfect solution to the aggregate of symptoms which this shot gun term refers to. Thai Traditional Massage (Thai Yoga) offers solutions that emphasize the whole person, not just their physical pain. Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

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

Thai Foot Massage a Solution for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Thai Foot Massage a Solution for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Anthony B James

Thai Foot Massage
UTTS Doctor, Aachan, Anthony B James demonstrates Thai Traditional Foot Massage to class in Panglang, Thailand.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is in conventional western medicine very hard to successfully treat. Usually patients are given drug based regimen and are subject additionally to severe to moderate side effects. Continue reading Thai Foot Massage a Solution for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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