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23/Jun/2022

Microcurrent electrical stimulation is a technique for treating musculoskeletal pain by using low-level electrical current, where the current is delivered by a particular device to certain parts of your body that are affected. This kind of therapy uses an extremely mild electrical current, which is only one millionth of an ampere. The human body also produces its own current in each cell, making this therapy suitable to treat pain and body aches. So, let’s take a look at the 3 reasons why you should choose microcurrent electrical stimulation therapy for your pain!

Microcurrent electrical stimulation has little to no side effects.

Due to its non-invasive and non-opioid nature, microcurrent electrical stimulation is considered extremely safe for everyone. From children to senior citizens, microcurrent electrical therapy can be effective in treating injured muscles and joints, repair body tissues, reduce inflammation, and eliminate pain without having to consume medicines or go under the knife.

There are, however, some conditions that you need to pay attention to before undergoing microcurrent therapy. Make sure that you are hydrated, drinking plenty of water before your treatment session begins. Furthermore, if you are one of these groups of people, you are unfortunately not suitable for microcurrent electrical therapy.

List of people who should not undergo a microcurrent treatment:

  • People with pacemakers (small devices implanted in the chest to help control the heartbeat).

  • People who have uncontrolled seizures.

  • People with implanted pumps (battery-powered devices that are surgically implanted to provide continuous drug delivery for pain management in patients with non-cancer pain).

  • Pregnant women.

 

Microcurrent electrical stimulation improves your body’s ability to repair itself.

As previously stated, the human body produces its own natural current within every cell, which provides intercellular communication through electromagnetic signaling. This signaling is interfered with and the communication is disrupted when your tissues and muscles get injured. So, this is where microcurrent technology plays its role. The low-level electrical current delivered to your affected tissues will help restore your body’s electromagnetic field back to normal, allowing the injured cells to heal. The length of the healing process is different for every individual, some take a longer time to heal than others. The good news is, other than speeding up the process of recovery, microcurrent treatment procedures can also contribute to the prevention of getting similar injuries in the future.

Microcurrent electrical stimulation can be personalized according to your injuries and needs, and it works best when combined with other hands-on therapy and exercise programs.

The frequencies used in microcurrent electrical stimulation differs, depending on the injuries and tissues involved. For every kind of tissue in your body, there is a specific frequency. Moreover, this therapy will not mess with other manual therapy or medications that you have to be under. Instead, microcurrent treatment will support other treatment methods that you require to do, and thus, accelerate your healing process.

Some injuries that microcurrent therapy can treat include:

  • Arthritis,

  • Fibromyalgia,

  • Sports injuries,

  • Back pain,

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome,

  • Tennis elbow,

  • Muscle sprains and strains,

  • Post-surgery pain,

  • Shoulder pain,

  • Nerve injuries,

  • And many more.

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23/May/2022

This day and age, stress is something that we all experience quite often. Whether we feel stressed out at school, at work, at home, or anywhere else, stress can easily build up over time. Before we know it, our muscles become tense. Worry not, this is where progressive muscle relaxation technique becomes handy! Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a deep relaxation technique that is mainly used to manage stress, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle tension.

PMR is based on the simple and specific practice of tensing or tightening one muscle group at a time, followed by a relaxation phase by releasing the tension. The purpose is to recognize what a tensed muscle and a relaxed muscle feels like, so that when you begin to become tense due to stress or anxiety, you will realize it quicker and be able to control it and return to a relaxed state.

How does progressive muscle relaxation work, exactly? It’s pretty easy! First and foremost, you need to find a quiet place, free from any distractions. You can start by lying on your back or sitting down. Make sure to remove any glasses or contact lenses if you are wearing them. Loosen any tight clothing, too.

Next, take several slow, deep breaths. Let’s try doing PMR from the bottom part of your body: your feet. Take a deep breath, then pull your toes downward as much as you can to tighten the muscles around that area, and hold them for about five seconds. Afterwards, let go to release the tension. Exhale slowly as you do this step. You should feel your muscles become loose. Shift your focus on the difference between tension and relaxation; remember, it is necessary to notice how different tension and relaxation feels. Remain in this relaxed state for about 15 seconds before working on the next muscle group.

Moving on to the next muscle group: your calves. Squeeze your calf muscles as hard as you can and hold for another five seconds before releasing the tension. Stay relaxed for 15 seconds, then work on your knees and thighs by moving your knees toward each other and squeezing your thigh muscles for five seconds. Like you’ve done before, loosen your muscles afterwards.

The steps are basically the same with every muscle group. You can work on your buttocks, arms, hands, shoulders, jaw, eyes, and eyebrows. With your hands, for example, you can tighten the muscles by clenching and unclenching your fists. With your shoulders, you can raise them toward your ears, and with your eyebrows, you can just raise them as far as you can. Of course, every session needs to end with a tension-release and relaxation.

Now that you get a hang of progressive muscle relaxation, let’s jump into how it can be beneficial in managing stress and anxiety. Progressive muscle relaxation has been proven to be effective in reducing symptoms or feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. By practicing PMR often, you will learn what relaxation feels like, enabling you to recognize whenever you start to get tense during the day. Progressive muscle relaxation can also improve your sleep and eases neck pain, because it induces relaxation.

But that’s not all! PMR helps decrease the frequency of migraine episodes as well, and it does so by balancing your serotonin levels. Furthermore, a high level of stress might lead to the clenching of jaw or grinding of teeth, which may cause you to develop a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ is the joint that connects your lower jaw (mandible) to your skull, and a temporomandibular joint disorder may cause facial pain, tenderness at the joint, and trouble in moving the joint. Through a consistent practice of progressive muscle relaxation, tension or stress levels can be reduced and TMJ disorder symptoms will be alleviated.

Progressive muscle relaxation is a simple practice, yet it turns out to have many benefits! So, if your days are filled with fast-paced activities, or if you tend to get stressed a lot, we recommend you to set aside some quiet time to do the PMR method regularly as one way to improve or maintain your overall well-being. Your body, and your mind, will definitely thank you!

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29/Mar/2022

Waking up with a stiff neck is definitely not a pleasant way to start your day. It can be painful, extremely inconvenient, and interfere with your daily routine and activities. With a stiff neck, even simple movements can be a little more difficult to do. In a lot of cases, strained neck muscles are a result of incorrect sleeping positions, but how could you have noticed the way you sleep when you are… well, asleep?
Fret not, although it might sound impossible to control how you sleep, there are some things you can do to minimize awkward sleeping positions! In addition to that, take a look at these main causes for a stiff neck and how to treat one.

Awkward sleeping positions

We all have our own preferred sleeping positions, but there are 3 main positions: back, side, and stomach. The position that is a total no-no is sleeping on your stomach! Why so? When you sleep on your stomach, your lower back will become strained, because your belly sinks into the bed, adding pressure on your spine. Your neck may also be twisted to one side for a long time, leading to strained neck muscles. Thus, in the morning, you will wake up feeling sore instead of feeling refreshed.
If you continue sleeping with this pattern for quite some time, your stiff neck problems may develop into something more serious, such as herniated disc or radiculopathy. Meanwhile, sleeping on the back may cause brief episodes of sleep apnea and some problems on the lower back as well, which is why professionals recommend sleeping on your side.

Unsuitable pillow

Choosing an appropriate pillow is crucial for a good quality of sleep. You need to make sure that your pillow can support your head and neck properly. A hard pillow might feel a tad uncomfortable, but oftentimes, neck problems are actually caused by a pillow that is too soft. Soft pillows cannot hold your head and neck properly like firm pillows do, creating tension in your neck muscles. When you use a firm pillow to sleep at night, it will help you in keeping your spine straight and aligned—from your atlas (located in the neck) to your tailbone, posing less of a risk to having a stiff neck. Using a feather pillow or pillows made with “memory foam” is recommended because they can conform with the shape of your head and neck, but make sure to change your pillow once they lose their firmness and shape.

Sudden movements

Sudden movements during your sleep, especially when you’re dreaming, such as flinging your limbs, rolling over, tossing and turning may create tension in and sprain your neck muscles.
Now that you know the primary causes of a stiff neck, what should you do when you experience it one morning? Should you just accept it and go on with your day with discomfort and pain? Absolutely not! Here are some simple, easy, and fairly quick ways to deal with a strained neck.

Ice or heat therapy

When you wake up with a stiff neck, put some ice on it for about 20 minutes to limit the swelling and cut down on inflammation. If the pain lingers until the next day, try replacing ice with heat (perhaps by using a warm towel or a heating pad). Put it on your strained neck for 20 minutes as well. Heat is known to relax your muscles and improve blood flow, which may reduce the pain and increase your neck’s range of motion.

Stretching and massage

Massaging the sore area of your neck gently can also help relax the muscles and increase blood flow, gradually improving your flexibility. However, you need to be careful to not overdo it and make it worse. Other than massaging, doing some stretching will help with your stiff neck, too.

Some stretching techniques that you can do:
  • Touch your right ear to your right shoulder and push the left side of your head gently for 10 seconds. Do the same with your left ear and left shoulder. Repeat these movements for 10 repetitions per side.
  • Slowly turn your head to the left until you feel a slight stretch (it’s alright if you cannot turn too far due to the strain) while standing with your neck and your back straight. Hold it for 10 seconds, then turn to the right and do the same thing. Repeat for 4-5 times per side. This is to increase your flexibility little by little without causing more pain.
  • Stand up straight, look up to the ceiling as far as you can, hold it for 10 seconds and come back to the starting position. Next, look down to the ground as far as you can (while still standing straight) and hold it for 10 seconds as well. Do 10 repetitions for each up and down movement.
Another thing that you can do to manage a stiff neck, especially if it’s getting worse, is to visit Hope Clinic and get appropriate treatment. Located in Scottsdale, AZ, you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for your injuries. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free!

Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, our therapists and professionals provide solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more. It’s time to say bye-bye to neck pain!
Contact us and book your session through (1) 480 659 5470 or visit https://hopecliniccare.com/contact-us/.
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11/Feb/2022

This day and age, we all suffer from some kind of pain, whether it is from injury, illness, or something alike. Yet, we tend to not take good care of ourselves. Dr. Oei of Hope Clinic is here to help, and he specializes in healing the pain from the inside out, not with injections, but with a permanent healing process. The name says it all—Hope Clinic truly gives us hope.

As a medical doctor, Dr. Okky Oei started off in the ‘70s. One thing that sparked his interest in the area of pain management was his own experience he had in medical school. He injured his back, and when he sought treatment for it, all he got was drug prescriptions. Soon enough, he realized that his body reacted sensitively toward prescriptions and could not handle too much of it.

This led him to think that there had to be a better way to manage pain without using drugs. Medicines and injections are helpful, but most of the time, they do not fix the root cause of chronic pain. He studied medicine and pain management using different modalities for over eleven years. People with chronic pain began coming to him, and in many cases, pain really affected their quality of life. Dr. Oei dove deeper into studying the human body and the way it works, and eventually, came up with non-invasive and non-opioid treatment methods using advanced technology, including microcurrent electrical stimulation modality.

In this podcast, Alicia Haygood shares her experience with Hope Clinic after dislocating her shoulder due to snowboarding. She sought treatment elsewhere, and although it did not hurt as much anymore, her shoulder still felt weak. Her brain blocked the pain, but her mobility was not improved. Eventually, she came to Hope Clinic and got treated using microcurrent electrical therapy. Afterwards, she felt a lot better—and she stated that, “My mobility had turned a complete 180 since I came to see you [Dr. Oei].”

Dr. Oei explains a little more about how the human body works, and the way these non-invasive modalities help the body to heal itself. Aside from microcurrent electrical stimulation, Hope Clinic also offers a balancing treatment to help people with insomnia and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Learn more and listen to the full podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5xcXMLJIVDrFIThC8pntK5?si=pDrvnehyRJ2P39_u8a1FJg&nd=1.


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09/Feb/2022

Are you familiar with the term myofascial release? It’s a therapy technique commonly used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic pain disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system, caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues (“myo” means muscle, and “fascial” means fascia). Fascia itself is a thin casing of connective tissues that surrounds every organ, muscle, blood vessel, bone, and nerve fiber to keep each one of them in place. The muscle tightness sets off the trigger points within your myofascial tissues, where the pain originates.

Due to the pressure upon these sensitive trigger points, you may even feel pain in seemingly unrelated body parts. For instance, the trigger point is located somewhere in your upper back, yet you can feel the pain from your upper back all the way to your arm. Myofascial pain occurs in about 85% of people sometime throughout their life stages, yet it is often underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or overlooked. Both men and women are equally impacted, although middle-aged inactive women possess the highest risk.

To help people with this chronic pain disorder, healthcare professionals and physical therapists often resort to myofascial release therapy. Myofascial release aims to ease the tightness and tension of your trigger points, thus reducing the pain you feel. However, determining the source of your pain might not be an easy task, which is why myofascial release is often applied over a broad area of muscle and tissue instead of at single points.

How does this work? Normally, myofascia should feel elastic and pliable, so, first, your therapist will gently apply pressure to the myofascial areas on your body while searching for stiff or tensed areas. Next, your therapist will conduct focused manual pressure, massaging, and stretching to loosen up restricted movement, and thus, lessening the pain. Sometimes, therapists will use essential oils as well during the therapy.

Due to its non-invasive and non-opioid nature, myofascial release has little to no side effects and risks. Nonetheless, this kind of treatment is not suitable for people with: burns and painful wounds, fractured or fragile bones, deep vein issues, and under blood-thinning medications. Overall, myofascial release therapy is beneficial and effective in treating pain—both mild and chronic. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Now, are you wondering where you can receive myofascial release therapy? We got you! Located in Scottsdale, AZ is a non-invasive and non-opioid pain clinic: Hope Clinic Care! Here, you can get myofascial release therapy for your muscle strains and any other injuries.

With an over 93% success rate, they offer other various excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, Hope Clinic Care provides solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more.

Learn more and make appointments at www.hopecliniccare.com.

 

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03/Feb/2022

Our brain is a vital part of our body. It is the center of our decision making process, controls the function of the other body parts, regulates our breathing and heartbeat, and so on. However, the brain is also very delicate. Some of our daily habits may harm our brain, and we may not even be aware of them. So, pay attention to 6 common habits that can damage your brain!

Doing nothing.

Yup, doing nothing can damage your brain in the long run. Think of your brain like a muscle: If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Your brain is designed to think. Acquiring new skills, learning different languages, having interesting conversations, reading, challenging old belief systems, or even puzzles and crosswords can help stimulate your brain and develop neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to adapt).

Consuming too much sugar.

Sugar is usually linked with health conditions like diabetes and obesity, but it turns out that consuming too much sugar can harm your brain, too. How so? High blood sugar can shrink the brain and affect the brain’s functional connectivity, disrupting the brain’s ability to learn and memorize.

Sitting all day.

A lot of jobs require us to sit for long periods. However, this is detrimental to our brains and overall health. Sitting means inactivity, and inactivity is the opposite of healthy. When you are physically active, it keeps the brain arteries open, boosting blood flow, which carries oxygen and other essential nutrients to the brain. On the other hand, if you sit too much, your brain could look just like that of someone with dementia. Sitting too much also raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Listening to loud music.

Hearing loss is linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of developing dementia. One possibility is that the brain has to work harder to process what is being said and it is not able to store what was heard into memory. Using your earphones and listening to music for 30 minutes continually can permanently damage your brain.

Not getting enough sleep.

A third of American adults don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lack of sleep may cause excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and problems with cognitive performance, including memory, reasoning, problem-solving and communications skills. Moreover, poor sleeping habits are associated with an increased risk of dementia.

Smoking.

It is well known that smoking harms a lot of organs in our body, and that includes the brain. Smoking can shrink your brain, causing memory loss and damaging blood vessels, thus reducing blood flow to the brain, which also means that your brain receives less oxygen and nutrients.

To fix these habits, there are a few things you can do. You can keep your brain active by learning new languages and doing crossword puzzles. Finding delicious and healthy alternatives to replace added sugars, such as fruits, will help you cut back your sugar intake as well. Other than that, doing simple home exercises, or simply walking around the neighborhood, can be good for your brain and your physical health.

If you want to listen to music, you can! But keep the volume under 60% of your device’s maximum volume, and make sure to not listen to it for long hours. Try to also fix your sleep schedule by keeping a consistent bedtime schedule and ditch the distractions. Deep breathing and meditation might help improve your sleep quality, too. Lastly, learn to quit smoking! If you need help to quit smoking, talk to a doctor about nicotine patches and prescription medications. There are quit smoking programs and other resources that your doctor can recommend for you as well.

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04/Jan/2022

Your workout posture may determine the quality of your workout routine.

How many of you put hitting the gym as your 2022 resolution?

Maybe you want to lose weight. Or maybe you want to gain weight. Or maybe you don’t care so much about it, and instead, you’re aiming for better stamina, better endurance, and overall, just a better lifestyle. Whatever it is, there are several things you need to pay attention to, especially if you’re a beginner. One of them is your workout posture.

Fitness is a world of its own. There are countless articles, hacks, tips and tricks out there. You’ve probably heard about how important correct posture is while exercising, but why? Well, to put it simply, posture is the body’s alignment and positioning in relation to the force of gravity. Gravity exerts pressure on our joints and muscles, so, maintaining a good workout posture ensures that the force of gravity is distributed evenly throughout our body as you exercise.

Let’s say you’re doing squats without a proper form. Your back is rounded, your knees go too far beyond your toes, you’re not going low enough… if you do this repetitively, it will not only strain your joints, but it also won’t train the muscles you’re targeting enough. Eventually, you’re left with knee, ankle, or lower back injuries instead of a leaner lower body.

Now, let’s take a look at the proper postures of 2 popular exercises: squats and push-ups.

1. Squats

Squatting is a popular exercise method for training lower body muscles, such as glutes and hamstrings. To do it correctly, these are the steps you can do:

  • Stand with your feet a little wider than your hips.

  • Make sure that your toes point slightly outward.

  • You can put your arms straight, or you can bend them while clasping your palms together.

  • Your heels and the balls of your feet must remain glued to the surface.

  • Keep your core tight and your upper body straight as you squat down, reaching a little over a 90-degree angle. Make sure that your knees remain facing outward and stay in line with your toes.

  • Straighten your legs to lift back up.

2. Push-up

Ah, the classic upper body strength exercise… push-ups. Seems simple, yet apparently, a lot of people still do it incorrectly. So, here are a few steps of how to have a proper push-up form:

  • Get down on all fours, straighten your legs, and place your hands slightly wider than your shoulders.

  • Keep your core and glutes tight, and your back straight.

  • Your buttocks must be in line with your body, not higher in the air or lower to the ground.

  • Gradually lower yourself, arms bent all the way while keeping your posture straight until your chest is close to the floor, but not entirely touching it.

  • Push yourself back up. When you do this, maintain your posture. Do not hollow out your back, as it would hurt your shoulders.

So, have you been doing it right? If not, well, it’s not too late to correct your workout posture. However, we know that sometimes, accidents occur. Sometimes, things just go wrong. Maybe your muscles ache, or your joints are strained. Fear not! When injuries happen and it seems like your body is giving up, there’s a convenient solution for you: Hope Clinic Care.

Hope Clinic Care is a place where you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic Care offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, such as a proprietary 3D Motion analysis, we are able to identify areas that are either misused or dysfunctioning. This enables us to more specifically identify and treat the problem. 

Hope Clinic Care provides solutions to relieve pain caused by incorrect workout posture by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more. Make an appointment now at https://hopecliniccare.com/contact-us/ or call (1)480 659 5470.

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23/Dec/2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! …right? Supposedly, yes, but for some people, it can be hard to participate in the Christmas holiday tradition. Chronic pain does not take a vacation in honor of Christmas. For those who experience that kind of pain, and for the caregivers as well, it may be difficult to participate in shopping, decorating, or partying. They may feel isolated and abandoned. So, to help you have a beautiful, less-stress season while not giving up the fun, here are 5 tips on how to manage chronic pain during the holiday season.

1) Keep things simple and delegate tasks. You don’t have to spend all of your time putting together an elaborate gathering. If you’re having a small gathering, ask your family and friends to help. Involve everyone and delegate the tasks.

2) Know your limits. Holiday invitations are often open-ended, allowing celebrations to last well into the night—but they don’t have to. And if you are dealing with chronic pain, they shouldn’t.

3) Seek support. Let your loved ones know if you need anything, or join a support group to help you cope. It’s so important for you to not deal with your struggles alone. With the right community, you will be able to overcome it and not lose hope.

4) Take breaks as much as you feel necessary. It’s okay to let go of certain traditions, go easy on your decorations, and withdraw from social gatherings and Christmas holiday activities to take a break. No celebration is fun enough if you’re hurting. 

5) Plan a recovery day. Include resting into your schedule. You can also make appointments with a professional at Hope Clinic before or after the Christmas celebration to ease your pain!

Let us help you get through the holidays. With Hope Clinic, pain-free living is possible. Hope Clinic provides non-invasive and non-opioid treatment methods to treat your chronic pain. Our therapists and professionals are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills to give you the best possible personalized treatment. Reach out to us through +1 480 659 5470 or visit our website: https://hopecliniccare.com/contact-us/.


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03/Dec/2021

Chiropractors often talk about the importance of good and correct posture. The way you hold your body influences what feels comfortable and what doesn’t. Sitting or standing with poor posture can cause many problems including neck pain, back pain, shoulder aches, headaches, fatigue, and limited movement. However, for some people, bad habits and a lack of knowledge make it difficult to maintain this healthy position. Thus, it is easy to make these mistakes without realizing it, and as a result, our joints and muscles don’t get as much movement as they should. Unfortunately, it will take a while before the body gets any signals to let you know that you have been maintaining poor posture.

Now, it’s time to recognize the most common posture mistakes and break your bad habits!

Staying in one position for way too long

This is the number one posture mistake! We all do this every once in a while, sometimes unknowingly. Ideally, our bodies need to move and make postural changes many times throughout the day, because staying static will lead to discomfort, and eventually, pain. Even staying in a “good” posture for too long is not really that good for you.

So, what is the solution? Fairly simple—move around and change your body’s position every 30 minutes. Do some stretching, walk around your apartment, maybe a little exercise… anything helps!


Fixating our gaze downward for too long

Now, this poor posture is very common among us, from students to working adults. We’re all required to use our cellphones and computers to study and work. When we do that, the typical posture we hold is tilting our heads forward for too long. Our heads are heavy, and maintaining the incorrect posture for a long time puts a lot of tension in the neck and upper back muscles, rather than the weight being evenly supported by all the muscles of the spine.

How do I fix this? Well, your head is supposed to be straight with your line of sight and parallel to the ground beneath you. So, what you can do is hold handheld devices directly in front of you at eye- or shoulder-height. If you work with your computer or laptop often, raise your screen or stack books underneath it to ensure that you can keep your neck and spine in a neutral position.

Slouching while sitting or standing

Sometimes, slouching does feel comfortable. But when we do it, it means we’re not engaging our core (abdominal) muscles to support our spine. If your belly pushes forward and your lower back pushes backward every time you sit or stand, it can lead to lower back issues.

Fix it by sitting or standing with your back straight and pulling your belly button in toward the lower spine to engage your abdominal muscles. However, refrain from doing it too much, because it may curve the lower spine backward.

Sleeping in a wrong position

I know, I know… it feels impossible to control how and in what position you should sleep. Even so, there are a few simple things you can do to train your body to sleep in the correct posture. First, your mattress choice is important! Go for a firmer mattress. Next, the ideal sleeping position is keeping your spine straight, but sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs is alright, too. You can also sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees. Make sure to not sleep on your stomach, though, because it may cause your neck and lower back to be strained.

Good posture is usually not the first thing that crosses our mind when we talk about health, but remember this: a bad posture and a good posture have one thing in commonit may change your life. So, give your posture a necessary fix!


12/Nov/2021

JAKARTA, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 – Hope Clinic Care, a non-invasive and non-opioid pain management centre located in Scottsdale, Arizona, has officially established its second branch in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, November 12, 2021. This is such a huge milestone for Dr. Okky Oei as the founder, and for the entire Hope Clinic team. The grand opening ceremony of Hope Clinic Indonesia is a realization of the vision that has been planted deep inside our hearts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hope Clinic team decided to limit the guest number who were invited to the grand opening ceremony. Even so, the ceremony was recorded live, allowing more guests, including from Australia and the United States, to join as well.
The grand opening ceremony began with a prayer, followed by a speech by Dr. Okky Oei and his wife, Mrs. Vicki Oei, about how it all started. The idea of establishing Hope Clinic Indonesia emerged in 2020, flowing from Dr. Okky’s strong desire to bring advanced healthcare technology and services to Indonesia. It turned out that Mr. Daud, the head of the Hope Clinic Indonesia team, shared the similar longing with Dr. Okky. Mr. Daud then presented the business plan to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles.
Hope Clinic Indonesia Team
After Mr. Daud and his wife, Dr. Fena, received adequate knowledge about microcurrent technology and completed training from Dr. Okky as Hope Clinic master therapists, they brought all the necessary equipment from the United States to Indonesia. In Indonesia, Mr. Daud worked together with Mr. Aaron and Mr. Fendy to establish the plan by searching for a proper location and starting the renovation process. The Hope Clinic Indonesia team also had an in-depth discussion about the technical, operational, cultural, and relational aspects of the clinic with the Hope Clinic Arizona team.
In September 2021, the Hope Clinic Indonesia team gave their first trial treatment sessions to patients, who gave positive feedback and testimonies. Eventually, Hope Clinic Indonesia was ready to serve more people in October 2021 and held the grand opening ceremony in November 2021.
In his speech, Mr. Daud elaborated on the vision of Hope Clinic Indonesia. “We have a deep desire to improve the healthcare services in Indonesia through advanced technology and serve our brothers and sisters. We want the Indonesian society to have a better life expectancy rate, and to have a long, pain-free life.”
He continued, “The establishment of Hope Clinic Indonesia in Jakarta is the first step to fulfill our mission. We are the first and only clinic in Indonesia to provide non-invasive and non-opioid pain relief treatment using advanced technology and hands-on techniques. We are planning to establish more of Hope Clinic branches throughout the cities and villages of Indonesia, which aligns with our vision. Our dreams do not stop here. That’s why we need your support and prayers.”
Afterwards, the official grand opening was marked through a cutting ribbon ceremony by the representatives of Hope Clinic shareholders: Dr. Okky from the United States, Mr. Fendy from Australia, and Mr. Daud from Indonesia, followed by a virtual tour of the Hope Clinic building led by Mr. Aaron. The Tower of Hope—that was what they called the building—has been renovated and arranged, filled with high quality facilities as well, to give the patients the best treatment experience.
Hope Clinic Arizona Team
Before the ceremony ended, a patient named Mrs. Martini willingly shared her good experience with Hope Clinic Indonesia. She was one of the patients who received a trial treatment. She shared her story of how she had a back surgery, and her chronic pain resulted from that. “It was really painful. It hurt while I was sitting down, it hurt when I was walking around. My son told me that there’s this new pain management clinic, and he asked if I wanted to try,” Mrs. Martini explained.
“I said yes. I thought it was just another massage therapy, but nope, they were using new technology brought from the United States. During the therapy, it was still painful, but after the first session ended, my back felt much better! So, I agreed to continue the therapy sessions, not only for my back, but for my legs as well. After I’ve done around 4 sessions, my back and legs did not hurt as much anymore. Now, I can walk around and be more active, doing things I previously couldn’t,” she stated.
At Hope Clinic, we are providing non-invasive and non-opioid treatment procedures with a personalized approach, committed to cater to your needs. We are grateful that Hope Clinic has the opportunity to expand from Scottsdale, Arizona to Jakarta, Indonesia. In the future, we wish to be able to broaden our reach to other places as well, bringing hope and healing to the “no hope” chronic pain case.



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