Pain, whether acute/injury-related or chronic, is often what brings someone to an osteopath. In my practice, I’ve learned a lot about the deeper into the roots of pain and how patients can successfully stay pain free.
Skin is a vital protective organ, especially as weather gets colder. Outdoors, our skin shields us from the cold, rain, wind, and pollution. Indoors, it shields us from the warm, dry air conditioning and hot water. We expose ourselves to extreme temperature differences during the wintertime, which dries out our skin. As a result, the skin feels irritated and itchy. However, dry skin can be more than a cosmetic or comfort problem. Dry skin becomes a medical issue when it splits, bleeds and doesn’t heal.
Regardless of the specific events of your 2017, it is worthwhile to reflect on the year and take the chance to learn and grow. Here are a few tips to end 2017 and kick off 2018 in the best way possible.
Certain smells evoke the holidays and cozy winters…scented candles, pine needles, holiday meals, and baked goods! Just imagine how wonderful your home feels when filled with the scents of aromatic herbs and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and star anise.