Pain Management

mindfulness changes brain

Mindfulness Changes Brain | NCCIH

Mindfulness Changes Brain New research from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health shows that mindfulness changes the brain and pain sensitivity. Also interesting was the study’s finding that people have varying degrees of innate mindfulness. Those who are more mindful innately will “pay attention to the present moment without reacting to it”. This …

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aromatherapy relieves pain

Aromatherapy and reflexology ease side effects for cancer patients

Aromatherapy Relieves pain There can be something comforting abut certain smells and new research from the The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center may shed more light on how aromatherapy relieves pain. A noninvasive approach using aromatherapy and reflexology can dramatically reduce pain and anxiety for women undergoing cervical radiation therapy, according to preliminary data …

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50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain

CDC: 50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

50 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain 50 million Americans have chronic pain and socioeconomic status seems to be a common theme among those who suffer from chronic pain. Like many chronic health problems, chronic pain is often not the result of a single trauma or infection but lifestyle. This makes conventional medical approaches less effective …

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people using placebos

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Treat Themselves | Time

People Using Placebos Ted Kaptchuk has been revolutionizing how we think of health since he published The Web That Has No Weaver in 1983 where he elegantly laid out much of the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Westerners. His work on people using placebos to manage pain, however, has even surprised him.  For those …

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Yoga for Pain

Yoga for Pain | NCCIH

Yoga For Pain The US National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) conducts reviews and research on complementary therapies like yoga for pain management. In a recent analysis, NCCIH found that yoga was helpful for some types of pain but not all. Yoga may help relieve low-back pain and neck pain, …

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Magnetic Gel Could Someday Treat Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

Magnetic Gel Could Treat Chronic Pain Given the current opioid crisis, we all understand the risks of relying on pharmaceuticals alone for pain management. At HealthCare Too we always look for ways that provide consumer-centered treatments that can be used to complement medical treatment. Here is an interesting spin on magnetic field therapy where magnetic …

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Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy Pain

Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy Pain For those who are pregnant or may become pregnant, proper acupuncture relieves pregnancy pain. There is a methodology for selecting which acupuncture points in which combination can benefit a patient. This new study from New Zealand does a nice job highlighting the clinical efficacy. Acupuncture and cupping are safe and effective …

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Does Your Child Need an Energy Healer? | US News

Energy Healer The title of this US News article was enough to stop almost anyone in his / her tracks “Does Your Child Need an Energy Healer?” What? Since when is energy healing even an option to consider? Outside the US and outside modern times, touch has certainly played a role in healing. This article …

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Lifestyle and Complementary Therapies Tackle Health Problems

Lifestyle and Complementary Therapies Tackle Health Problems Super Bowl LII is just a few days away and New England Patriot’s QB will again take snaps at this grand event. Brady, 42, released his TB12 healthy lifestyle book in 2017.  Brady has also taken the spotlight for his high performance lifestyle. However, Brady is not the …

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After California wildfires, vets help bears and other wildlife heal

Vets Use Alternative Medical Treatments After the California wildfires many wildlife suffered burns and other injuries. Some animals were fortunate enough to escape and be transported to a group of veterinarians. The vets use alternative medical treatments to help with healing. Life in the wild can be cruel. But there are always people working to …

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