Ease Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain and Stress with Yoga

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Pain and stress are common symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis. To manage those symptoms more effectively, think yoga. Yoga is proven effective for reducing inflammation in the body, thereby reducing chronic pain and discomfort. Yoga is also a superior method for reducing the mental and emotional stress that often burdens Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferers.

Yoga is an alternative practice which can be used to complement your medical treatment plan. It combines physical and mental disciplines structured to create peacefulness in mind and ...

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Eight Interesting Ways to Reduce Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain

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The pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis can strike at any time. Your medical treatment plan provides you with medications for pain relief, but wouldn’t you also like to have a few safe and natural ways to relieve the pain?

Now you do. Use these simple techniques to relieve light to moderate Ankylosing Spondylitis pain whenever it suits you.

1. Hug somebody. The best part about hugging someone you care about is that you get hugged back. Physical touch is a powerful ...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: It’s Not All Genetic

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If you have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, you probably carry a genetic marker called the Human Leukocyte Antigen or HLA-B27.

There’s a lot of attention paid to this marker, with speculation that it may be the “cause” of AS. But do you know that approximately 98% of people with HLA-B27 never get AS? That’s right—only two people out of a hundred with HLA-B27 ever get the disease.

Studies also show that 10-30% of AS sufferers don’t have the HLA-B27 gene at ...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Linked to Childhood Stress

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Recent clinical studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document the impact of childhood stress on inflammatory responses later in life. These studies link a specific type of stress with autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Researchers call it an “Adverse Childhood Experience” or ACE.

Examples of ACE’s include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, alcohol and substance abuse, exposure to family members with mental illnesses, and other household dysfunctions.

Did you have an “adverse childhood experience”? Were ...

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Move it! Movement helps Ankylosing Spondylitis

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We’ve all heard the old saying – use it or lose it. It’s true for both mind and body.

In fact, physical exercise is necessary to keep your brain sharp. It may sound odd, but neuroscientists tell us that physical exercise is absolutely critical for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

There are many types and degrees of exercise and movement, but they all share a common outcome: exercise creates a state of inner balance and harmony by connecting body, mind and spirit.

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