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Learn to Do Self Treatment with Trigger Point Therapy using "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook"

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook is the #1 book for you to consider buying if you want to get more information on self treatment for myofascial trigger points (common in fibromyalgia patients) than what is available through websites and YouTube videos.

I have found it useful for dealing with the neck pain at home. it was very useful in situations where the muscle would continue to have trigger points even after multiple physical therapy sessions. A regular home treatment several times a day is more effective than going to physical therapy session a few times a week.

HOW I USE IT I got a basic understanding of the affected area from the physical therapist first, then understood the relevant anatomical features through YouTube videos and then read the book to dive deeper .I would periodically review the understanding with the physical therapist and also reread he book.I would usually get a new insight every time I went through this process.

You do not have to read the book sequentially…

Reduce the Pain of Carpal Tunnel by Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Are you suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome caused by excessive typing or mouse usage? Have you been diagnosed with conditions like Mouse Shoulder or Repetitive Stress Injury?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only will it allow your upper limbs to rest and recover, it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Study, voice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac OS, it is called as Dragon Dictate.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking has got separate commands for controlling the mouse. You can watch my YouTube demo below:


With the current versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you do not need to train the software for hours so that it can adapt to your accent and style of speaking. For mo…

Reduce the Pain of Mouse Shoulder by Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Are you suffering from Mouse Shoulder caused by excessive mouse usage? Have you been diagnosed with conditions like Repetitive Stress Injury,  Computer Shoulder or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only will Dragon Naturally Speaking allows your upper limbs to rest and recover, it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Studyvoice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking has a separate set of mouse commands to allow you to move or drag the mouse quickly and across the screen. Higher versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking allow you to create macros so that you can automate your repetitive work with the mouse.


Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac OS, it is called as D…

Reduce The Pain of Repetitive Stress Injury by Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Are you suffering from Pain Due to Repetitive Stress Injury caused by excessive typing or mouse usage? Have you been diagnosed with conditions like Mouse Shoulder or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only will it allow your upper limbs to rest and recover, it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Study, voice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac OS, it is called as Dragon Dictate.

With the current versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you do not need to train the software for hours so that it can adapt to your accent and style of speaking. For most of the tasks, the software works right out of the box. After installation, you can get started in as …

Reduce the Pain of Arthritis by Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Are you suffering from Arthiritis / Rheumatoid Arthiritisthat affects your hands and fingers?Is that limiting the tasks that you can do on your computer? Or are you just ignoring the pain and pulling through somehow?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only will it reduce the need for using your hands and fingers repeatedly, but it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Study, voice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been recommended
Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac OS, it is called as Dragon Dictate.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking has got separate commands for controlling the mouse. You can watch my YouTube demo below:


With the current versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you do n…

Reduce RSI and chronic pain in your hands and fingers by using whatsapp with speech recognition

Whatsapp has emerged as a extremely popular form of communication in the last few years. In fact, even my doctors are using whatsapp to communicate with their patients. So even though I experience a lot of pain in operating mobile with hands , I am constrained to use whatsapp.

A few months ago, after a bit of effort, I will able to figure out a way to use whatsapp hands-free with speech recognition. I'm still trying to find a way to use whatsapp with Dragon NaturallySpeaking on the desktop.

Here are two videos that explain how to send and receive messages using whatsapp. As I explain in the videos, there are some shortcomings in both sending and receiving. For example, you cannot dictate more than approximately 200 characters while sending a message. And of course you cannot send a photograph or a video or share another message using speech recognition as yet. With receiving whatsapp messages, depending on your device,, you may have to hear all the unread messages multiple times …

Difficulty in Typing? Use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to Type with Your Voice

Are you having difficulty in typing? Have you been diagnosed with conditions like Mouse Shoulder , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Repetitive Stress Injury or  Chronic Neck Pain? Is it difficult for you to work and earn a living because of difficulty in typing?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only will it allow your upper limbs to rest and recover, it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Study, voice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac OS, it is called as Dragon Dictate.

With the current versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you do not need to train the software for hours so that it can adapt to your accent and style of speaking. For most of the…

Difficulty with Using The Mouse? Use Your Voice to Operate the Mouse

Are you having difficulty with using the mouse? Have you been diagnosed with conditions like Mouse Shoulder , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Repetitive Stress Injury or  Chronic Neck Pain? Is it difficult for you to work and earn a living because of difficulty in operating the mouse?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only will it allow your upper limbs to rest and recover, it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Study, voice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac OS, it is called as Dragon Dictate.

With the current versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you do not need to train the software for hours so that it can adapt to your accent and style of s…

Dragon NaturallySpeaking: How to scroll with speech recognition

Scrolling is quite a common task in any computing work. Dragon NaturallySpeaking provides the following commands to allow you to scroll with speech recognition:


"Scroll down": scrolls to the bottom of the page"Scroll up": scrolls to the top of the page"Start scrolling up": start scrolling up . The speed can be adjusted"Start scrolling down" : start scrolling down. The speed can be adjusted"Scroll slower" : reduce the speed of scrolling. Repeating the command will reduce the speed every time the command is spoken"Scroll faster" : increase the speed of scrolling. Repeating the command will increase the speed every time the command is spoken As you can see, the commands are pretty obvious. However, it took me some time to realise that the speed of scrolling can be altered and it changes repeatedly if the command is repeated.
I have made a YouTube video demonstrating this.

Use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to Overcome Your Functional Limitations Due to Disability

Are you looking for assistive technologies like speech recognition to help you operate a computer? Do you have a disability which affects your ability to type or use a mouse? Do you have a learning disability like dyslexia?

If so, consider using speech recognition programs like DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING 
(DRAGON DICTATE FOR MAC OS) to operate your computer hands-free. Not only Will it give you complete control of your computer with your PC,, it will also increase your productivity in tasks like email, word processing and web browsing. This is because according to the Stanford Research Studyvoice typing can be up to 3 times faster than typing with fingers.

Use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking helps overcome students with limitations in note taking, spelling and poor handwriting because now they can simply speak and watch their words being accurately and quickly transcribed in their favourite word processing software.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available on both Windows and Mac OS. On Mac…

4 Tips to Start Using Speech Recognition in Your Daily Life

The global voice recognition market is expected to reach about $ 127 billion by 2024 according to a report by Grandview research.
For me personally, speech recognition has made it possible to attain a degree of independence despite my disability. A few weeks ago, I had to travel to another place to seek medical care. I spent some time teaching the health care professionals around me me on how to use speech recognition to reduce the workload in their tech tasks. I'm summarising some of the tips below for absolute beginners to get started with integrating speech recognition in their daily life.
Choose the most compatible applications to start with
On the desktop computer, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is most compatible with Microsoft Office applications. This means that if you use Gmail, it will probably be much easier if you use Microsoft Outlook and link it with your Gmail account via IMAP or POP3. At a later stage, you can continue with Gmail within the browser to some extent by enab…

For Indian English users, try saying point to have a "full stop" as a punctuation mark using Google voice

I have been using Google voice typing for several months now because of the inability to use arms and hands because of chronic pain.

I always struggled with putting a punctuation "full stop" while composing content. I tried using the common known voice commands like  period or full stop but it did not work.

Ultimately, after googling and going through upto I believe 7 pages of results, I found a suggestion posted by a person stating that he found saying point would do the job. I forgot to capture the link otherwise I would have posted it here in order to give credit to that person.

This seems to be a problem for users in India. Some people reported that setting the language option to English UK work for them and they were able to use the command period. But for me, only point worked and that is across at least 4 android devices including a Lenovo, Nexus Motorola and Samsung