Welcome Our Governor, Mr Heart!

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The human heart in western medicine is considered a pump. The heart pumps blood out through arteries to the tissues, muscles, organs in your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients. Waste gets back to your heart through the veins.  The heart pumps it out again to your lungs in exchange for more oxygenated blood that is then delivered throughout the entire … Read More

Juggling the Juggler (Part 1)

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Juggling is a complicated skill requiring one to have intricate handling of various objects. One false move and the act is over. Add more objects and the tasks require more attention to detail. I have tried it and still cannot perform it. I am in awe and jealous that someone can make it look that easy. Maybe, I just need to … Read More

How To Train Your Spleen Into A Yogi! (Part 1)

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Traditional chinese medicine talks about the importance of each organ and its relationship with each other.  One organ feeding and working off each other to produce vitality.  This is utmost important when becoming a superhuman!  Each organ pairs up with another organ that it works best with.  The spleen’s partner is the stomach.  In “Welcome To The Ballgame, Mr Spleen!”, … Read More

Let The Lion Eat Me!

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“Let the lion eat me!” said a middle aged, well kept lady diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What?!!! Are you kidding me? I said in my head. I am suppose to teach her how to handle life’s curveball NOT throw me one. Shocked and confused what is the right response to that will be. “Ummm…” It took a brief moment for me to collect my thoughts but I responded “Let’s tame the lion instead and reconsider that later.”

Catch-a-Sciaticasaurus, GO! (Part 2)

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What kind of Pokemon is a Sciaticasaurus?  It is a fast, elusive, stubborn, “sharp,” fire or electric type creature.  To catch it and be “the boss of it” requires patience and determination.  In the real world a Sciaticasaurus is known as Sciatica.  “True” Sciatica is where the sciatic nerve is inflamed and irritated.  (Pseudo) “leg pain” sciatica is when the irritation is coming … Read More

How To Build a Superhuman (The ReVITALize Way)

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Comic book movies are the latest trend nowadays.  From the recent Captain America: Civil War to the X-Men: Apocalypse movie, viewers are shown that superhero come in all size and shapes, with powers of different magnitude.  I believe we can all become our own superhero or superhuman with the right tools and training. There are four steps during this process: … Read More

Catch-a-Lumbago, GO! (Part 1)

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What Pokemon have you caught lately?  Lumbago?  Stenosis-kachu? Herniation? Sciaticasaurus?  If you have not noticed, these are not Pokemon creatures but low back pain (LBP) diagnosis but with a Pokemon twist to it.  You can say the company has been reVITALized by this classic game series. I believe there are a few parallels between low back pain (LBP) care and … Read More

Diagnosis: Knee Banger Part 2 (The Fix)

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So you fell on your knee and you want to know how to help yourself to become reVITALized.  Part 1 of this series helped you to understand how the knee works and the relationship to your knee pain. Today, I will write about self-treatment techniques.  Let’s get technical and dive into the medical science. The pulley system was discussed in … Read More