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The Best Exercise to Relieve Back Pain

As a back pain sufferer and someone who has tried all kinds of treatments from yoga to surgery I’m sometimes asked:” What are the best exercises to relieve back pain”? The correct answer is it depends. To accurately answer this question one needs to know the type of back pain. Is it lower or upper back? Is it a result of an injury or deterioration? Is it a muscle pull or a herniated disc. Of course before beginning any exercise program and especially one dealing with the back it’s vital you first check with your doctor.

Be aware that not all exercises are beneficial, some can do more harm than good. What works for one person may not work for you.  The best exercise are going to be the ones that are designed specifically for you by a trained professional. That being said here are some general exercises and methods that may help.

1. Stretching: Slow steady stretching can bring relief to back pain. Again not all stretching is good your doctor or physical therapist can show you which ones you should try.

2. Walking: This is one that anybody should be able to handle. Get a good pair of walking shoes and find a level area to walk. Walk with your head up and shoulders back. Start slowly and increase your pace as you loosen up.

3. Swimming: A great exercise because the water takes the weight off your back and you use all your muscles. Be sure to take it easy and use strokes that don’t involve a lot of twisting.

Of course maintain an exercise program though out your life can help prevent back problems and speed recovery if you are injured. The best back pain exercises strengthen core muscles. It also important to have balance when you exercise so all the major muscle groups are exercised evenly. Muscle imbalance can be a source of numerous back conditions. Remember not all exercises are going to be good for you. The best program of exercises to relieve your back pain are the ones developed just for you. The Healthy Back Institute has developed a program called Lose The Back Pain System. This system designs a program of movements and exercise to address your specific needs.

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Beth Netter, MD Presents Breath as Medicine at American Meditation Institutes Seventh Annual CME Conference to Help Relieve Physician Burnout


Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Holistic physician and acupuncturist Beth Netter, MD will present a lecture on “Breath as Medicine” to help relieve burnout symptoms for physicians and other health care professionals at the 7th annual American Meditation Institute (AMI) CME conference on meditation, yoga and breathing November 3-7, 2015, at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 30 CME mind/body medicine physician training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Now in its seventh year of providing physicians continuing medical education credits, AMI’s comprehensive curriculum will present an in-depth study of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of Yoga Science as taught in both the East and West. A variety of practical yogic skills will be taught to help reduce the effects of stress and burnout by positively enhancing the attendee’s ability to make health-affirming lifestyle choices. In turn, conference participants will become qualified to teach these same skills to their patients.

Yogic breathing is a fundamental practice of Yoga Science. Dr. Netter’s “Breath as Medicine” presentation will address the importance of diaphragmatic breathing as a means to optimize blood flow, provide sufficient oxygen to the body and improve heart-rate variability. The complete (three-part) yogic breath will be demonstrated and practiced by all conference attendees. Recent medical studies have acknowledged that by stimulating the vagus nerve, yogic breathing techniques can increase neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce anxiety and depression.

Presenter Beth Netter MD is a holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, New York. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Netter is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of the AMI Medical Education Department.

As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this 30 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education. AMI’s CME conference will offer a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to enhance the health and wellbeing of both healthcare providers and their patients. Topics will include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yoga psychology, mind function optimization, nutrition, Functional Medicine, Epigenomics, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, how to relieve stress and burnout, and the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

The devotion, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty will combine to create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Beth Netter MD, presenters will include faculty director Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, board-certified internist and nephrologist; Susan Lord MD, lecturer and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Kathie Swift, MS RDN LDN, leading educator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition and author of “The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health;” Rosy Mann BAMS, senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified rheumatologist and Interim Rheumatology Program Director for the Albany Medical Center and Stratton VA Hospital; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified pulmonologist and critical care specialist practicing in Schenectady, NY; and world-renowned artist Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of AMI.

The National Institutes of Health report that approximately 38% of adults in the United States aged 18 and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. Significant among these therapies are deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga––all of which are offered in “The Heart and Science of Yoga” CME course. “This is the first CME approved conference in the nation covering the complete science of Yoga. Its holistic content is designed to provide healthcare professionals and their patients a 5,000 year old, time-tested, science-based mechanism for dealing with the debilitating effects of stress, illness and burnout,” Perlmutter said. “The more consistently the therapeutic practices of meditation and yoga are incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated.”

This sentiment is echoed by recent conference graduate, Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York: “This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. Previous conference attendees have also noted that the material presented has made a beneficial impact toward their personal and professional efforts at self-care.

About the American Meditation Institute

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes “Transformation,” a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

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