Sometimes we don’t even know what’s actually causing the pain to keep going. Sometimes, it’s just ongoing inflammation in the body, and sometimes, it’s nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and so all these things have to get taken into account once you’ve got chronic pain. The good news is, is […]
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Let’s talk a little bit about pain basics. Acute pain is pain […]
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In the 1600s, Descartes famously drew a boy on one knee, his foot being burned by a fire. On the boy, he drew a line from the foot, up the leg, along the spine, and into the brain. This line was supposed to represent the nerve, or pain, pathway in humans.
Integrative Medicine–the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
Dry needling, as implied by its name, uses needles with no injection. A different name for dry needling is intramuscular stimulation (IMS), which I find more accurate.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is being studied as a pain reliever and for preservation of brain health. It comes from a root and is part of the ginger family. It is used in curries, can be added easily to soups and sautéed vegetables.
The Institute of Medicine reports that more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Sadly, conventional pain relief treatments often don’t improve the condition. In Holistic Pain Relief (New World Library, 2013), Heather Tick, M.D. seeks to help patients get through the ins and outs of pain treatment and management. In this excerpt from “Pain, Nature’s Wake-Up Call,” Tick discusses how chronic pain has become an epidemic of its own and the cost it has on society.
Interview with Dr. Heather Tick about her book Holistic Pain Relief.