As an integrative medicine practitioner, I spend a lot of time discussing the importance of diet and lifestyle with those suffering from chronic pain. Because while prescription pharmaceuticals like opioids, or even just over-the-counter analgesics are a great solution for acute pain, they can end up doing more harm than good with longterm use for […]
Migraines are a common form of pain. In fact, they’re so common that there’s someone suffering from migraines in 1 of 4 American households. And while it may seem natural to reach for an over-the-counter painkiller to ease the pain, you’re actually doing yourself a […]
Each and every one of us play an integral role in the quality of our own personal healthcare. Just listening to your doctor alone isn’t enough. It would be like going to the dentist twice a year, but never brushing your teeth. You need to be asking questions, educating yourself and making an effort to live a […]
CAUTION: Some people with stomach ulcers are at high risk of bleeding and this can be life threatening. Always consult your health care professional to see if these natural strategies are safe for you to add to your treatment routine.
Having an ulcer is not only painful, it impairs your body’s digestive function. When you aren’t […]
Natural methods of healing can help to relieve chronic pain and myofascial pain. Without diet and lifestyle changes, we’re missing a key part of the puzzle.
- Myofascial pain refers to pain of the muscles and fascia. It’s commonly involved in challenging cases of chronic pain.
- Myofascial pain can be relieved using GUNN Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) […]
Aging gracefully starts by accepting the aging process of your individual body. But it doesn’t mean that you need to accept pain as a factor of aging.
- In order to find balance between our injury rate and our healing rate, we need to adjust our activities as we age, or improve our methods of self-care.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely common in women. Most of the time, they are treated with prescription antibiotics. But that’s not enough anymore. The bacteria that causes a UTI can grow to become resistant to drugs, so women with reoccurring infections are struggling to get rid of an infection. Alternatively, there are natural UTI […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]