The Mystery Pain Generator
"As a fan of Vladimir Janda’s provocative body of work, I have highlighted his research throughout my teachings and hopefully integrated his wisdom into mainstream bodywork. I’ve written extensively on aberrant postural patterns associated with his infamous upper crossed syndrome, such as a protruding neck, rounded shoulders, kyphotic t-spine, jutted chin, hyperextended O-A joint, and internally rotated arms (Fig. 1). Yet one overshadowed gem of Janda still exists- the humble pain generator deeply hidden within his upper crossed pattern –The Fixated First Rib."
How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Prevent Heart Disease in Women
Can consuming a Mediterranean diet – which many registered dietitians tout as a healthy regimen that can improve longevity and ward off a raft of chronic diseases – help women avoid cardiovascular disease? It can, new research suggests.