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, […]
If your doctor says things are just going to get worse, you may wonder why bother doing anything about it? But taking care of yourself can actually lead to living a fuller life.
Every patient is unique. The same diagnosis doesn’t equal the same approach to healing.
Chronic disease doesn’t mean you can’t heal. There is a […]
I recently attended a national conference in Las Vegas called PAINWeek. It’s where practitioners in the medical field come together to discuss the topic of pain. Chronic pain is a complicated issue, and prescription medications are not enough. The best approach to chronic pain management is a holistic approach.
This year I shared two presentations at PAINWeek. […]
Many people who complain of wrist or hand pain often think it’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In reality pain in your hands can actually be linked to issues with your neck.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a specific type of hand pain. The majority of patients that have complaints about hand pain don’t have the right pattern of […]
Ibuprofen is a common over the counter medication used to manage pain. But it could actually be doing more harm than good.
There are new FDA warnings on the Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory class of drugs (ibuprofen). It used to apply only to Vioxx before it was taken off the market but research has shown there are problems with […]
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly known as IBS?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has two main causes. One being, they’re constipated. And two being, they have food allergies.
Constipation can contribute to IBS resulting in intermittent diarrhea. Each person should have 2 healthy bowel movements per day.
Food allergies and sensitivities can contribute to IBS. Eating the wrong […]
There are a lot of unpleasant side effects to heartburn medications. They can actually cause life threatening conditions.
Over-the-counter and prescription drugs for heartburn shouldn’t be used for longer than 3 months. These drugs can actually cause life threatening conditions.
Taking PPIs longterm can contribute to magnesium and B12 deficiencies.
Regular bowel movements are important for preventing heartburn. […]
The shoulder and the hip are common places to experience bursitis, inflammation of the bursa.
Bursitis can be the result of shortened muscles and too much pressure on the structures that are in or passing through the bursa.
Cortisone injections, sometimes used to relieve pain, actually breakdown tissues such as muscle, tendon and bone. For this reason steroids […]
Holistic Pain Relief is a book that turns health right side up, putting less focus on the drugs and medical procedures, and more focus on living a healthy lifestyle.
As an integrative physician, Heather Tick combines conventional medicine and alternative medicines strategies to help patients. She also collaborates with other health disciplines like massage therapists, acupuncturists, […]
Acetaminophen can be helpful, but has to be used in small amounts. The dosage has been revised to 3000mg per day for those not suffering from any health concerns with your liver.
Taking even less is recommended for people as they age, or if you suffer from liver disease or any form of hepatitis.
Taking pain killing drugs […]