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Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

How to Learn the Basics of Water Safety for Babies

How to Learn the Basics of Water Safety for Babies

The two basics that the baby has to learn are how to hold her breath underwater, and how to float. When she has mastered these two important steps, you finish the lessons off by teaching her how to behave if she falls into the pool. Sit the baby on the edge of the pool and […]

How to Use Organic Herbs Effectively for Medical Purposes

If you are using herbs for any sort of medicinal purpose then you need to get a good book, written by someone who is an authority on the subject, and who can tell you the contra-indications or cautions about particular herbs. Herbs may be nature’s medicine chest but they don’t come in measured doses and […]

How to Perform Massage Stretching

How to Perform Massage Stretching

Stretching is a beautiful addition to any body massage. Although working the muscles feels wonderful, the body can still feel compressed. Simple pulling or stretching affects the fibrous tissue around the joints and reduces muscle tension, leading to functional lengthening. Stretching gives a sense of expansion, taking the body beyond its functional limits and relaxing […]

How to Perform Raking Massage Stroke

How to Perform Raking Massage Stroke

Raking is a wonderful stroke. By forming the hand into a claw-like shape, you then rake down or across the body, the hand shape allowing you to apply firm fingertip pressure. Unusually, the more angular your hands the better the movement works. Raking is rarely used on areas of the body other than the back, […]

How to Learn about Diabetes as a Parent

How to Learn about Diabetes as a Parent

Parents’ primary jobs are to learn enough about the disease in or­der to care for their children, keep them safe, and teach them how to grow up to be good diabetes managers. How much knowledge is enough? That’s hard to say. It’s like asking how much education is enough. If you want to be a […]

How to Use Cider Vinegar to Treat Arthritis

How to Use Cider Vinegar to Treat Arthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis, a medical conditions that takes over 150 forms. This painful condition affects the joints in the hands, feet and the rest of the body. The joints get inflamed and stiff, and the condition get worse with age. Patients suffering from arthritis can treat their symptoms with apple cider vinegar […]

How to Use Cayenne Pepper for Arthritis Pain

How to Use Cayenne Pepper for Arthritis Pain

Cayenne pepper contains a substance called capsaicin that has anti-inflammatory properties, reducing pain in the body. Though you might know cayenne pepper as a spice, ancient cultures also used it as a remedy. Arthritis is a painful medical condition, and adding cayenne pepper powder and cayenne pepper capsules to your treatment can prove very helpful […]

How to Use a Paraffin Bath to Decrease Stiffness and Arthritis Pain in the Feet and Hands

How to Use a Paraffin Bath to Decrease Stiffness and Arthritis Pain in the Feet and Hands

Paraffin can help patients suffering from arthritis by decreasing stiffness and allowing joints to experience more mobility. Arthritis causes a lot of pain in the joints, and paraffin can help release that pain. Physical therapists frequently recommend paraffin treatment for chronic arthritis sufferers. Paraffin allows heat to distribute equally in the joints, making them less […]

How to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally

How to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally

Psoriatic arthritis, one of over 100 forms of arthritis, holds similarities to rheumatoid arthritis, though with milder symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis symptoms include both skin problems and joint damage. You cannot cure this chronic disease, but you can find many treatments—both medical and natural—available to alleviate symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis usually affects fingers and toes, sometimes the […]

How to Treat Asthma with Diet

How to Treat Asthma with Diet

You can find many ways to prevent asthma and help control its symptoms. A good diet plays an important role in your overall asthma treatment plan. The right diet and nutrition helps reduce the inflammation and clogging of air passages to help prevent and control asthma symptoms. Start fighting asthma and improve your lung function […]

How to Treat Arthritis Effectively

How to Treat Arthritis Effectively

Arthritis, a medical condition that involves damage to the joints of the body, takes more than 100 forms and affects tens of millions of Americans. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a degenerative disease. Arthritis gets worse with age, but you can slow its progression with specific courses of treatment. 1. Learn about […]

How to Spot Symptoms of Reactive Arthritis

How to Spot Symptoms of Reactive Arthritis

Reactive arthritis shares similar symptoms with arthritis, except for occasional eye and skin inflammations. It usually affects the joints in the lower extremities, but it can also cause pain and inflammation in any other joint. Reactive arthritis results from a bacterial infection somewhere in the body. The bacterial infection can result from any type of […]

How to Run with Rheumatoid Arthritis

How to Run with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis can greatly benefit from undertaking physical exercise. Constant movement of the joint keeps mobility levels up and helps decrease pain. Because rheumatoid arthritis often makes it difficult for patients to make any kind of movement, you might not find it impossible to even start running without some practice. Doing […]

How to Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

How to Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic condition, brings with it very uncomfortable symptoms, including pain, joint swallowing and stiffness and general crankiness. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis have difficulties completing elementary movements such as grabbing an object or climbing stairs. Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint damage, but you can slow the process with proper treatment. You can […]

How to Relieve Back Pain with Simple Stretching Exercises

How to Relieve Back Pain with Simple Stretching Exercises

If you wake up with lower back pain, doing some simple exercises and stretching can greatly provide relief from the pain. Stretching exercises can strengthen the back and abdominal muscles to help facilitate the circulation of oxygen and nutrient blood to the joints and muscles in the back. These also make you more flexible and […]

How to Relieve Arthritis with Water Aerobics

How to Relieve Arthritis with Water Aerobics

Water aerobics offers a great way for patients suffering from arthritis to exercise. Exercising remains an important part of treating arthritis in order for patients to keep the mobility of their joints. Water makes the body feel lighter, takes pressure off joints and allows arthritis patients to move more easily and comfortably. Water aerobics can […]

How to Reduce Asthma Symptoms with Alternative Remedies

How to Reduce Asthma Symptoms with Alternative Remedies

Asthma, a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation and narrowing of the respiratory passageways, causes shortness of breath and wheezing. People diagnosed with asthma might take a wide range of medications, from severe cases in which the person must take the prescribed medications regularly to mild sufferers who can rely on alternative remedies. Regardless of […]

How to Reduce Arthritis Neck Pain

How to Reduce Arthritis Neck Pain

Arthritis, a painful medical condition, affects the joints in the whole body. Arthritis also affects the neck, creating uncomfortable pain and stiffness. If left untreated, arthritis symptoms get worse with time. 1. Studies show sedentary arthritis patients have the hardest time. You must keep your joints moving to stop the progression of arthritis and gain […]

How to Recognize the Signs of Arthritis

How to Recognize the Signs of Arthritis

Arthritis usually appears in people who are over 40, but it sometimes also affects children. Arthritis has over 100 forms, among which osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis emerge as the most common. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from one form of arthritis or another. The symptoms develop gradually over the years and include pain in […]

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can prove very debilitating and limit your body in getting things done. Mostly caused by muscle weakness in the abdomen, back or both, lower back pain can keep you from doing your work and chores as well as give you poor performance in sports. Although you can find many medications on the […]