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Safe And Effective Natural Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

Jul 25 2017 - 9:06am
Natural Remedies Foot Pain Plantar Fasciitis

Foot pain is no fun. If walking hurts, especially first thing in the morning, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. While there are many suggestions for how to ease plantar fasciitis pain -- such as steroids, the cure remains a mystery for this type of foot pain. However, these natural remedies for plantar fasciitis work safely and effectively anytime a flare up may occur.

Get the Benefits of Turmeric with this Delicious Turmeric Latte Recipe

Jul 13 2017 - 12:43pm
turmeric benefits latte recipe

You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.

Benefits of Turmeric

Rethinking RICE: The Old Standard Method May Not Actually Be the Best Treatment for Acute Injuries

Jul 12 2017 - 6:10pm
Sports injury RICE protocol

In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.

The history of RICE protocol for acute injuries

Natural approaches to heal fibromyalgia chronic pain

Jun 29 2017 - 10:52pm
Fibromyalgia pain and natural treatment

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. So, here are some Natural approaches to heal fibromyalgia chronic pain.

Fibromyalgia sufferers feel widespread body pain and muscle tenderness, and interestingly the condition is mostly common in women over the age of 40.

How I use essential oil bath salts to create the ultimate soothing bath

Jun 10 2017 - 8:51am
Rubber ducks

Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.

Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. When a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles.

Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)

May 10 2017 - 5:27am
Here are natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaid painkillers)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also known as Nsaid painkillers, are making headlines lately, but not for the right reasons. The BBC is reporting on a recent study that revealed that, heart attack risk is higher for people taking high doses of common Nsaid painkillers. But, if taking Nsaid painkillers might damage your heart what are the natural painkiller alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?

According to BBC's report, some of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs under scrutiny include: ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib and napro

Old recommendations for treatment of jellyfish stings worsens the stings

Mar 21 2017 - 9:12am
Jellyfish sting treatment

Researchers say present jellyfish sting recommendations may worsen stings. They have found vinegar and heat along with Sting No More Spray and Cream works best to treat jellyfish stings.

Jellyfish stings can ruin a nice day at the beach. Following old recommendations to treat painful jellyfish stings seems to only make things worse.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) proven to relieve chronic neck pain and migraines

Mar 15 2017 - 12:09am
craniosacral therapy helps with neck pain and migraine

A recent study has shown craniosacral therapy to be effective in improving pain intensity, functional disability, and health-related quality of life. It is a non-invasive approach that uses gentle manual palpation techniques to release fascial restrictions between the cranium and the sacrum.

In this study, 54 patients were randomized into either 8 weekly units of craniosacral therapy or light-touch sham treatment.

Can Using Earplugs Make You Not Need Painkillers? Here's Why Sleep Is So Important and How You Can Improve Yours

Dec 14 2016 - 4:43am
Earplugs and need for painkillers

Can a $3 pair of earplugs save you thousands of dollars in insurance and pharmaceutical costs by making you not need painkillers? Here's the deal with sleep and how to improve yours.

Researchers found that getting a good night's sleep lowers chronic pain.

Why Addiction Is Closer to Home Than You Think and What You Can Do About It

Dec 12 2016 - 8:50am
Addiction and health

Recent news reveals shocking information that about 33 percent of Americans who've been prescribed and taken painkillers end up addicted. Here's what you can do to fight and prevent addiction if you're currently taking painkillers.

Doctors have been liberally prescribing painkillers, which the surgeon general raised

The Purpose of Pain and Why It Hurts

Dec 7 2016 - 2:04pm
Why It Hurts Books Cover

Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and treating that pain costs over $635 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Answers to the centuries-old question, “Why must we feel pain?” are finally available. Kristi Hughes writes.

The new book by Harvard-trained pain specialist Aneesh Singla, MD, Why It Hurts: A Physician’s Insights on the Purpose of Pain (January 17, 2017), dives

Three Common Myths about Pain

Oct 13 2016 - 8:12am
Pain myths interfere with useful diagnosis

Do you suffer from pain and your doctor doesn’t seem to be of any help? Here’s a video about some causes of unexplainable pain and three common myths that could be interfering with your finding any relief.

According to a recent ABC News Good Morning America episode, millions of people suffer from chronic pain with at least half not finding any relief, let alone an accurate diagnosis to ident

Relieve Chronic Pain Naturally with Corydalis Yanhusuo

Sep 16 2016 - 3:51pm
chronic pain corydalis

Chronic pain, including chronic neuropathic pain, is poorly and often inadequately treated by conventional medicine. Yet for centuries, there has been a way to relieve chronic pain naturally with corydalis yanhusuo, a flowering herb that has been studied in recent years, including a new report.

What is corydalis yanhusuo?

Pain can often be treated effectively with natural remedies

Sep 3 2016 - 8:18am
Massage therapy natural remedy for pain

A new U.S. study has reviewed trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief and has determined complementary health approaches often appear effective for helping to manage many pain conditions.

Pain is a very debilitating condition which often leads to treatment with drugs that cause even more problems due lack of effectiveness and side effects issues.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin) #8 on the Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

Oct 27 2015 - 8:53am
Acetaminophen, Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin

Acetaminophen is marketed as an effective painkiller that is safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, which are associated with more complaints of stomach discomfort or bleeding. However, because acetaminophen and products containing that drug are available over-the-counter, a common misconception is that they are not dangerous. For some people, even going slightly over the recommended amount can cause acute liver failure or kidney failure - conditions that can have deadly consequences.

Unfortunately, this hit all too close to home. In 2012, a good friend of mine went to the doctor for what he thought was back strain. He was prescribed Tylenol 3.

How To Curb the Chronic Pain Epidemic With Exponential Technology

Oct 2 2015 - 4:31pm
Dr. Anita Gupta on Chronic Pain Treatment

As a physician anesthesiologist and pharmacist, it can be challenging to treat patients living with a chronic pain diagnosis. For most people, pain is temporary and can resolve quickly. But for more than 100 million Americans, there is no end to pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and oftentimes varies from being broad or focused, dull or sharp, distracting or excruciating.

So many factors increase the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain, especially if you are older or female. In general, women report having more pain than men.

Chronic fatigue syndrome a physical illness, not psychological

Feb 28 2015 - 3:06pm
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have found an immune system signature that is present in people who have been newly diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), providing "robust evidence" that the disease has a biological basis.

Led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the researchers looked at the immune systems of 298 patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and 348 people without the disease

Zohydro: Potent painkiller stirs debate over abuse vs. pain relief

Apr 7 2014 - 1:43pm
Powerful new painkiller creates controversy due to abuse potential.

When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.

At the center of the controversy is a new class of drugs that includes Zohydro, which was approved by the

10 habits that may be causing your neck and shoulder pain

Apr 5 2014 - 5:07pm
While driving make sure your hands are resting towards the bottom of the wheel.

The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one. Read on to see how to recognize what you may be doing wrong and how to improve get back on track.

The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one.

Will animal toxins hold the key for pain relief?

Apr 2 2014 - 9:01pm
Toxins may hold the key for pain relief.

Pharmaceutical companies are always researching to find the new and improved pain medication. Often times it is within nature where they look for answers. Perhaps the next great break through will come from a little frog from Equador, a sea snail from the Pacific or a deadly spider from Australia.

It is not so farfetched of an idea to look at nature for pain relief.

Zohydro Painkiller Could Lead to Heroin Addiction

Mar 31 2014 - 11:20am
Zohydro Painkiller

According to Dr. Oz there’s a new painkiller called Zohydro that is so addictive that it has been found to drive patients to heroin addiction.

“Today, a big change in the medical community that has me scared—I’m talking about a new prescription painkiller so addictive that dealers are already giving it street names.