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Repetitive
Strain
Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide, by Emil Pascarelli and Deborah Quilter. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994; ISBN: 0471595330.

RSI (repetitive strain injury) is the authors' catchword for the cumulative Trauma Disorders such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendinitis, epycondylitis (also called tennis elbow) and a slew of other potentially chronic conditions that render not just computer work but also driving, washing dishes, holding a phone and opening a book difficult, if not agonizing. The authors identify the factors contributing to RSI; emphasize preventive measures, such as upper-body exercises, stretches and the pacing of keyboard work; and insist that finding the right professional diagnosis and treatment is the basis for recovery. They also include names of RSI support groups, ergonomic catalogues and on-line newsgroups. Each chapter offers personal exercises and checklists along with countless anecdotes from commiserating RSI sufferers.

Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive
Strain
Injury
It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! By Suparna Damany, Jack Bellis, and Martin Cherniack. Simax, April 26, 2000; ISBN: 0965510999

This guide offers those who suffer from repetitive strain injury an effective program for self-care. It explains the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of RSI and also identifies the often-overlooked root causes of RSI. Very easy to read and practical, written by someone who received inappropriate treatment for years. The suggested holistic program addresses the entire upper body with ergonomics, exercise, and hands-on therapy, increasing the likelihood that surgery and drugs may be avoided.

It's Not Carpal Tunnel
Repetitive
Strain
Injury
Repetitive Strain Injuries: The Complete Guide to Alternative Treatments and Prevention By Timothy J. Jameson, D.C. Keats Publishing, April, 1998; ISBN: 0879838027

This book provides a comprehensive description of the anatomy and physiology of each repetitive strain injury, a guide to repetitive strain injuries by body part, guidelines, including nutritional guidelines, for caring for your repetitive strain injury, a description of various alternative therapies available, and rehabilitation exercises and stretches. Though somewhat technical, this book offers information not covered by the other two books listed above.

Repetitive Strain Injuries
Children & RSI Children and Safe Computing: Keep Your Child RSI-Free, by Maureen Clancy. New York: Upright Press, 1999; ISBN: 0966907809.
(OUT OF PRINT, but please check http://www.worldcat.org/ to find a copy in a library near you).
Children & Safe Computing
Back & Neck Pain 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life : How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain
by Robin A. McKenzie and Craig Kubey. Dutton/Plume, 2001; ISBN: 0452282772 ($12.00)

Practice these seven unique exercises (the book includes seven each for the back and neck) consistently and at regular intervals. Just about anyone can treat his or her own back or neck pain without the help of professionals. McKenzie believes self-treatment is actually more successful than medical interventions like surgery, chiropractic, or physical therapy. Recent research does show self-treatment to be a highly effective method.

7 Steps to a Pain Free Life
Back & Neck Pain 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot
by Esther Gokhale. Pendo Press, 2008. ISBN-10: 0979303605/ISBN-13: 978-0979303609

In a quest to find the root cause of back pain, Esther Gokhale studied at the Aplomb Institute in Paris and traveled to parts of the world where back pain is virtually unknown. Her research took her to remote Burkina Faso, rural Portugal, and fishing villages in Brazil. What she learned in each of these places has changed the lives of thousands of people. Preserved in the movements of weavers, millers, and farmers in more traditional societies is ancient body wisdom that prevents pain and enhances health. For the first time, these insights have been brought together in a step-by-step guide designed to help those suffering from back pain re-educate their bodies and regain the posture for which our bodies evolved.

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back
Back & Neck PainThe Ultimate Back Book
by Judylaine Fine. ©1997 Judylaine Fine. Stoddart Publishing Co. ISBN: 0-7737-5863-1
Currently out of print, but used copies available.
Ultimate Back Book
Frustration Overcoming Frustration and Anger.
Paul A. Hauck, Westminster Press, 1974, Philadelphia ($16.95)
Anger is the greatest cause of crime, brutality, wars, social disruption, divorce---and everyday misery including wear and tear injuries such as RSI. This book is written to make it simpler to control anger---and to handle frustration--by showing you how to understand your feelings and your reactions to them.
Overcoming Frustration and Anger
Frustration The Conquest of Frustration.
Maltz, Maxwell, M.D., and Barker, Raymond C, D.D. Ballantine Books, 1969, New York.

Out of print. Used copies available through Amazon.com.
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GardeningGardener's Fitness: Weeding Out the Aches & Pains
Barbara Pearlman, ©1999, Barbara Pearlman, Taylor Publishing, Dallas, Texas. ISBN:0878332030
Gardener's Fitness
Fibromyalgia Reversing Fibromyalgia: The Whole-Health Approach to Overcoming Fibromyalgia Through Nutrition, Exercise, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Factors
Joe M. Elrod. ($13.56)
Reversing Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia: Simple Relief through Movement by Stacie Bigelow. ($11.96)

Exercise and physical activity are recognized as the most effective methods to relieve fibromyalgia symptoms, but few people, including medical practitioners, know how to exercise without actually exacerbating the symptoms. Written by a motivational health counselor, the book presents clear and specific advice on how to safely and effectively use movement to ease the pain of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS).

Fibromyalgia
SportsSports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
by Shamus, E. and Shamus, J. ©2001 McGraw-Hill, New York. ISBN: 0071354751

This sports medicine book blends movement science, conditioning practices, and rehabilitation guidelines based on specific sports to aid the health professional in understanding the requirements of sports and keep participants injury-free. Fairly technical, but focuses on overuse injury prevention in a wide variety of sports.

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
AgingHealthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
by Andrew Weil, M.D., ISBN: 0375407553

America's best-known complementary care physician offers a convincing portrait of aging as a natural part of life that can be active, productive and satisfying. Using the examples of his mother, who died at age 93; centenarians from Okinawa and Sardinia; and myths and legends, Weil (Eating Well for Optimum Health) explores common Western beliefs and attitudes about aging and urges readers to develop healthier perspectives. The 60-year-old author assesses the growing and lucrative field of anti-aging medicine, takes the position that aging is not reversible, and offers many ways for readers to prevent conditions and illnesses that limit mortality and ensure well-being into the later years. He provides scientifically based information on why and how the body ages and advice on key components of good health at every age: exercise, nutrition, vitamins and herbs, and stress-relieving activities. Much of this advice is available in Weil's previous works as well as on his Web site. The real value is Weil's courageous stand, one likely to meet resistance in a culture devoted to external indicators of eternal youth. Refreshingly, Weil embraces the notion, popular in Eastern cultures, that age brings wisdom, peace and prosperity of a different kind. Agent, Richard Pine. (Oct. 18) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Healthy Aging
MindfulnessPracticing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings,Meditations,and Exercises from the Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle. ©1999 Eckhart Tolle, New World Library, Novato, CA. ISBN 1-157731-195-7.

In The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle shared the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. This book extracts the essence of his teachings about how to free oneself from enslavement to the mind. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. The goal is to be able to enter into and sustain an enlightened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows readers how to quiet their thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find the truest path to happiness.

Power of Now
MindfulnessMind Body Medicine: How to Use Your Mind for Better Health
by Daniel Goleman. ©1998 Consumer Reports. ISBN-10: 0890438404, ISBN-13: 978-0890438404.
Practical, thought-provoking, and authoritative, Mind Body Medicine gives you the most up-to-date information on what is now known about the vital role of the mind in health.
Mind Body Medicine
Self-massage
& Exercises
Chi Self-Massage: The Taoist Way to Rejuvenation
by Mantak Chia. ©2006 Destiny Books. ISBN-10: 1594771103, ISBN-13: 978-1594771101.
By practicing the exercises outlined and following the daily routine that requires only 5 to 10 minutes to complete, readers can strengthen their senses--most notably vision, hearing, and taste--detoxify their internal organs and glands, help control negative emotions, relieve stress and constipation, and improve their complexion, teeth and gums, and overall stamina.
Taoist Self-Massage


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