About Heather Tick

For over 20 years Dr. Tick has dedicated herself to researching evidence-based holistic treatments for pain and inflammation. A multiple-book author, including the highly acclaimed Holistic Pain Relief - An In-Depth Guide to Managing Chronic Pain, Dr. Tick empowers her patients to live free of pain and full of life. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

4 Steps to Using Natural Remedies for a Healthy Bowel

How often do you have a bowel movement? It’s not something a lot of people like to talk about. You might find it embarrassing or gross. In many cultures around the world, the healthy number of bowel movements is 2-3 per day, and they should be easy to pass. Any less than 2 per day […]

2017-06-21T12:54:51+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, Pain Management|

3 Ways to Get the Benefits of Omega-3 Fats

Not all fats are created equal. There are good fats and there are bad fats.

For years we were told to avoid fats. Low fat foods and non-fat versions started lining the grocery store shelves. Unfortunately, food manufacturers didn’t use all the right information. It’s not so much an issue of eating fat, but rather an issue […]

2017-06-21T12:53:48+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Nutrition|

5 Natural Remedies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Your intestinal health is incredibly important for digestion and nutrient absorption. Symptoms of stomach pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea can all be signs that something is wrong. You may have heard of IBD and IBS. They can often be confused because they sound so similar, and a few of their symptoms are alike. IBD stands […]

2017-06-21T12:53:23+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Nutrition|

4 Natural Headache Remedies for Pain Relief

Most of us have experienced a headache at some time in our lives. But before you head straight for the medicine cabinet to reach for a painkiller, consider what your body might be trying to tell you. The body communicates through symptoms. If you’re experiencing pain somewhere, there may be a reason. Natural headache remedies […]

2017-06-21T12:34:29+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Pain Management|

What Are Antioxidants and Why Do You Need Them?

You’ve likely heard of antioxidants before. But what exactly are antioxidants, and why do you need them?

Antioxidants are compounds found naturally in the foods that we eat. Our bodies even make some of them, but today we are going to discuss the ones we need to eat to stay in optimal health. Fruits, vegetables, and […]

2017-06-21T12:33:37+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Nutrition|

Pain From Exercise: Is It Harmful?

Why are you experiencing pain when you exercise? The first step is determining the different in hurt and harm when it comes to the pain you’re feeling.


Pain after exercise is not always a bad thing. It depends on the type of pain you’re experiencing.

Reconditioning pain is the pain you feel when you start a new […]

2017-06-15T11:15:11+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Pain Management|

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Many people today deal with some kind of digestive issue that can impair the body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients. Acid reflux is one of the more common digestive complaints people have. Many people relieve the discomfort of acid reflux by taking over-the-counter antacids, which help to reduce the pH (acidity) of your stomach acid, […]

2017-06-21T12:31:47+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Nutrition, Pain Management|

How to Sleep More and Feel Well Rested

Are you having trouble sleeping? Here are some ways to improve your sleep.


Give yourself 8 hours of sleep to ensure you’re actually sleeping at least 7 to 7.5 hours.

Develop a healthy bedtime routine. Allow your body to slow down and prepare for sleep.

Reduce your caffeine intake. It takes your body 7 hours to clear half […]

2017-06-15T11:26:24+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Mind Body|
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