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Arthritis? What You Can Do

When all is well, you wouldn't know that every movement of your body involves your joints. They bend in many different ways, depending on their function, and allow you to flex, extend, twist, or simply move forward. But when your joints are not well, you will know because every movement creates pain and discomfort. This [...]

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

No one's going to live forever, but we all want to live as long as possible while in good health. You may be fatalistic and think that it's all in your genes—nothing you can do about that! That's actually only half the story. How we live our lives has a big impact on our health [...]

Focus on Shoulders

Shoulders are a hot topic for climbers. Countless rock climbers run into trouble with their shoulders early in their climbing careers, after many years of climbing hard, or once they're older and no longer training regularly. When I'm in the climbing gym, I always like to observe the postures and movement patterns of the people [...]

Prepare Your Family for Cold and Flu Season

Tomorrow will be our first day of snow in New York City this fall, so this is a good time to share with you some of my favorite strategies to stay healthy during the cold and flu season. Colds and the flu are caused by a variety of viruses that we're constantly exposed to. When [...]

Shaolin Secrets for the Modern Warrior

Growing interest in the martial arts has been accompanied by curiosity about Chinese sports medicine, and the healing power of Shaolin treatments for traumatic injuries, both acute and chronic, is no longer a secret. In China, the official practice of Chinese medicine was reduced to internal medicine during the 20th century, mostly for political reasons [...]

Love Your Back, and It Will Love You Back

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from low back pain? You now have options to get better that don't involve pain medications or surgery. Since low back pain affects such an overwhelming share of the population at least sometimes in their lives and causes healthcare costs and economic losses in the tens [...]

Acupuncture in a Climber’s Quiver?

As a climber you are often pushing yourself to the limit or beyond. In fact, most climbing injuries do not result from accidents but from overuse. Often, the damage to your body accumulates over time until you feel enough pain to slow down or avoid certain movements or positions. Our bodies are amazingly complex organisms, [...]