Christian Rivera

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago, and I have had several flare-ups flanked by periods of remission during that time. I'm pleased to say a number of new drug treatments have become available since I was diagnosed, but I've always been keen to explore alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, as a way of complementing my medical treatment. I started this blog to document the alternative treatments I've tried and share information about current research into drug-free treatments for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. If you've tried an alternative treatment that's eased your symptoms, I'd love to share your experiences on the blog.

The 3 Early Signs of Bladder Squamous Cell Carcinoma to Watch Out for

19 November 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the two most common types of bladder cancer. The cancer is a malignant tumour or neoplasm that originates within the urothelial lining of the bladder. The interesting thing about this certain type of cancer is that it is also found in smaller percentages of patients who develop urothelial carcinomas or adenocarcinomas. All bladder cancer types are easy to treat, especially when they are diagnosed in the early stages of development. Read More …

How To Prepare For Your Sinus Surgery

8 October 2019
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Sinus procedures will improve drainage as well as relieve various sinus symptoms. Sinuses are cavities in your skull found near your nose and eyes and in the front of your face. These cavities make your skull lighter and produce mucus, which moistens your nasal cavities. However, you may block your sinuses' pathways. This problem may require sinus surgery, such as endoscopic sinus surgery, to restore the normal function of your cavities. Read More …

Protect Your Back

21 August 2019
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If you're an avid weightlifter but have had treatment for lower back pain with a certified chiropractor you may find it daunting going back into the realm of training again. The risk of injury will seem great, but that doesn't mean that you can't get back into developing strength and flexibility. Clearly, you'll want to follow the advice of your chiropractor, but there are a few things you can buy that will help to equip you for a safer and more effective workout. Read More …

Is Sports Physiotherapy a Reliable Remedy for Pain and Injuries?

26 June 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you love participating in sports, be it football, basketball, marathons or any other sport, you know how important it is to ensure your body is in excellent condition. When you take part in sports regularly, your body will stay healthy and fit. This constant physical effort, however, can quickly take a toll on the body and you might get injured. Luckily there is a reliable way to prevent or treat injuries — sports physio. Read More …

Safe Sun Practices that Everyone Should Adopt

6 May 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Many people throughout Australia are aware of how harmful the sun's rays are. Although everyone needs some sunlight to generate vitamin D, over-tanning or burning increases your risk of skin cancer significantly. If you love to spend time outdoors, it's still safe to do so. However, you should also focus on adopting some safe sun practices that will help you keep your skin cancer risk low. Know when the sun is at its strongest Read More …