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Can Biomesotherapy Help Sore Muscles?

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , ,

Biomesotherapy is an ancient therapies that is used as an alternative form of pain management.  This treatment is a hybrid of traditional homeopathic and Asian acupuncture therapies and involves inhalants and saline injections into specific trigger points on the body. When both therapies are given together they have a synergistic effect that helps the body help reduce inflammation and alleviate discomfort. It is good for cartilage decay, chronic cramps or spasms, frozen shoulder, jaw pain, bruising and muscle tears, ligament rips and bruises and sciatica. It can also help soften scar tissue.

 

Sometimes does of the homeopathic medicine may be in the saline injection itself. It is very common for European practitioners to use Trammel or Zeel, which are composite homeopathic remedies that have been added to the saline ampoules. The saline ampoules are usually bought in bulk by the practitioner.

 

Biomesotherapy is actually a form of cupuncture treats points that control the flow of energy through the body. According to traditional Chinese Medicine there are twelve main energy channels that run through the body and help to regulate the flow of energy through the body.  There are twelve main energy channels that have “trigger points’ in the muscles and each trigger point corresponds to both an organ and a meridian.  For instance, saline may be injected at a trigger point between the thumb and forefinger to alleviate headaches

 

Usually these trigger points are stimulated with needles, that are also warmed through a process called moxibustion (where bits of charcoal are lit and left smoking on the end of the needle.) In the process of biomesotherapy, needles are inserted and saline is injected into these points.  The saline is of the same consistency and makeup as your body’s natural fluid.

 

Many people do find biomesotherapy to be an affordable and expedient way to deal with pain and the benefits can be long term as the treatments target the source of the problem and not just the symptoms.  Furthermore biomesotherapy is a very safe procedure that has proved to be very popular in Europe with over 70 million consultations taking place a year.

Many people feel relaxed and pleasantly tired after the treatment.  It is recommended you take a nap after a treatment so your body can further rest and repair itself.

 

In some cases biomesotherapy is a cure and in others not. It is important to realize that this is an alternative treatment for pain management and not a miracle treatment and that your expectations must be kept realistic.

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Toning Your Upper Arms

Most women need to tone their upper arms but they need to do so without bulking up. All you need to start toning is a couple of lighter barbells of equal weight. Do not make them too heavy or you will create muscles that will add bulk to your figure.

 

The best way to start is to do a bit of a warm-up. Make sure your muscles are loose. You can then start with 25 repetitions of curls (bending the arm up holding the bell) with each arm.  You will then go the other way and extend your triceps 25 times in a row. Then without resting, so that you can burn the fat, you can do another set of twenty, then 15, then 10 and then five repetitions switching from arm to arm.  Reducing your reps when your exercise like this can help you.

 

To do this well you need to gage the weight that you will need. Most women do well in the ten to fifteen pound weight region. The key is to keep alternating.

 

When you are finished your first set of curls, then hold the same barbells in each hand. Hold the barbells behind your head touching each other. Extend your arms straight up ahead of your head, feeling a tough burn in your triceps.

 

Once you are done be sure to do some stretching so that your body gradually relaxes. This prevents muscle soreness and cramps later.

 

For safety’s sake make sure that there is a wide space around you so you do not hit anything or anyone with your weights.  Be taut and conservative in your movements for best results.

 

If after a exercising for some time you do feel that you are bulking up then it may be time for you to use lighter weights. Do not reduce your reps. In fact increasing your reps is recommended.

 

Activities that compliment upper arm toning are gardening, dancing, canoeing, rowing, skiing and walking using tall hiking poles while taking long strolls in a park.  Try pumping your arms if you are doing walking or speed walking as well. Some people lose weight off their upper arms simply by exercising very hard on a treadmill or glider in the gym.  The thing about your upper arms is that they tend to lose weight at the same rate as the rest of your body. As you reduce your overall fat you will also get rid of the bulk on your arms.