- October 1st, 2013
Traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, is the longest continuously practiced form of medicine in history. Acupuncture treated headaches 3,000 years ago, and acupuncture treats headaches today. The New York Times published an article citing research from 2007 showing acupuncture provided more effective relief for chronic headaches than medication.Clues to the nature of an ancient disciplineBy Mary Ann Petersen, LAc, MAcOM
- July 1st, 2013
A recent study examined the three most common cognitive pain management techniques: acceptance, distraction, and cognitive restructuring.
- July 1st, 2013
Those of us who played high school sports remember our coaches giving us one iconic and sometimes ill-advised piece of medical advice: “Just walk it off.” It’s common (and understandable) for people dealing with osteoarthritis to avoid exercise—it hurts, after all.
- April 1st, 2013
Most of us probably do not think much about our knees, back, shoulders, and other joints until they become painful or stop working properly. Each season brings its own influx of injuries related to a different set of sports and outdoor activities. When people use muscles they have not used since last year, it can result in painful strains.An Owner’s Guide to Natural Joint HealthBy Cathleen London, MD
- March 1st, 2013
Our pets are special to us. They are part of the family. When they hurt we hurt. Animals can’t communicate when they feel pain—they can only show you.
- November 1st, 2012
For those suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the form of creams, gels, or patches can bring weeks of pain relief, finds a new review by The Cochrane Library.
- April 1st, 2012
Everybody has them— backaches from sitting at an office desk too long, a stiff neck from sleeping in an awkward position, or an overuse injury from years of athletic competition.Learning the art and science of body tuning.By Cara Lucas
- January 1st, 2012
Muscles are what make movement possible, but when a cramp strikes or becomes chronic, moving becomes downright painful and nearly impossible. Muscle cramps are fairly common—many people experience them every day, but they can be easily avoided and treated with simple, home-based remedies.Don't let your muscles cramp your lifestyle--learn about home-based remedies to relieve the pain.Brooke Holmgren
At some time in all our lives most of us will struggle with chronic pain, whether it has to do with degenerative diseases, cancer, or auto-immune issues like fibromyalgia or lupus. It may not be an experience that we can escape from. Yes, we are all living longer but that often entails more aches and pains as we all move towards old age.
- May 1st, 2010
No pregnancies. And no heels.How to prevent and ease everyday aches