natural pain relief

7 Tips for Managing Pain and Inflammation

This is a guest post by Stacey Philpot from

When I began experiencing the first symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, the hot swollen joints, the morning stiffness and inflammation, the fluid surrounding my joints, I attributed them to other preexisting conditions.

The pain felt unbearable at times. It was hard to focus on anything else. […]

2018-02-07T15:10:05+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Pain Management|

5 Supplements for Natural Pain Relief

When we talk about pain from an integrative medicine approach, there are many factors to consider. Nutrition is among one of the most important. Eating healthy whole foods can decrease inflammation to provide natural pain relief. Whereas, the wrong foods, can promote inflammation and increase pain.

But it’s not quite as simple as changing up the […]

2017-08-23T13:39:42+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Pain Management|

4 Ways Integrative Medicine Helps Chronic Pain

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 […]

2017-06-21T13:17:16+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Pain Management|

If It’s Just Going to Get Worse, Why Bother?

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 […]

2017-06-15T11:51:02+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Pain Management|

What Does “Nothing’s Wrong with You” Mean?

Have you ever walked out of a specialist’s office without an answer for your pain? If you have, take heart. You’re not alone.

In this interview, I talk about how healthcare providers can mean when they discuss test results.


“There’s nothing wrong with you” is good news. If you’re told this by a specialist even though you have pain, take heart. […]

2017-06-15T14:36:39+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Pain Management|

What is Integrative Medicine?

The 2-Second Explanation of Integrative Medicine (IM)

Integrative Medicine combines the precision of Western medicine with approaches from complementary and alternative medicine. For example, an integrative medicine practitioner might combine stress-reduction techniques, nutritional guidance, and Western medicine to treat a chronic disease.

What’s the Difference Between Integrative Medicine and Conventional Healthcare?

The largest difference is that integrative medicine […]

2017-11-03T12:46:34+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Pain Management|

What is Chronic Pain and Why Do We Feel It?

Do you wonder where pain comes from? It turns out the answer is a little complicated.


Chronic pain is influenced by every part of your body. When you talked to doctors who are interested in nerves and pain, it’s a nerve thing. And when you talked to doctors who are focused on behavior, well it’s a behavior thing and […]

2017-06-15T16:16:46+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Pain Management|

Holistic Pain Relief

Dr. Tick’s Breakthrough Strategies to Manage and Eliminate Pain

With over 30 years of medical experience, Heather Tick, M.D. presents the evidence for a different way of managing pain. While still in medical school, Tick learned how acupuncture and attention to nutrition could address her own pain. After that experience, she launched […]

2017-06-19T13:33:05+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Announcements|
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