Good morning friends,
It’s January and many people are trying to improve their bodies and their health.
Depending on what your problem is, you may choose from a host of offerings. To lose weight, go to the gym and diet. To stop smoking, some people use patches. To cure back pain, what do you do?
The British publication, Pulse, just published a report on a study on self-care for back pain in the current issue of Family Practice. Doctors prescribed either exercise or the Alexander Technique. In the early phases, about 40% of people liked either one. As the study went on, the balance shifted to 66% of patients liking the Alexander Technique, while those who preferred exercise stayed about the same.
I suppose that leaves some people who didn’t like either one, but maybe that’s to be expected.
I think that having a 2/3 chance that you’ll like something that’s non-invasive, gentle, and empowers you to care for yourself to cure back pain, is worth checking out.
Give me a call! If you’re in my area, maybe I can help. If not, I’ll help you find a teacher near you.
Did you know?
A study on back pain was published in the British Medical Journal in August, 2008. It showed that people went from 21 days of pain per month to 3 days of pain, using 24 lessons in the Alexander Technique alone.