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July 30, 2014

Your Spine

Of all the exercises on my site the ones for your back and neck are probably the most important.

A strong, flexible, pain-free spine is essential for good health. Muscle tension, misaligned vertebrae and other back/neck issues can cause problems not just locally but also elsewhere in the body, even with your internal organs.

There is much you can do yourself for your back and neck such as gentle stretching and loosening exercises and self-massage. However, some people also need professional help. Professional treatments that are typically excellent for your back, neck and spine are massage and chiropractic.

If you've never visited a massage therapist or chiropractor ask around for a recommendation - some are far better and more professional and caring than others, as in any profession. Don't automatically go to the cheapest, closest one. Acupuncture and auriculotherapy may also be very helpful, especially if you are in pain.

As for the back/neck exercises on my site, these are the ones I suggest you look at first:

Back Twist

Back Arch

You can learn these and many others on video. See the Long Life Program and others in the Programs section.

Also see my previous health tip on using a tennis ball to relieve back pain and for giving yourself a kind of self-chiropractic, self-massage treatment. Click the Back Issues link below and scroll down to November 07, 2012.

Any questions let me know,


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He has been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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The content of this email is not to be considered as medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified health professional before starting or changing any health or fitness program.

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