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Moving Beyond Trauma: Healing Therapies for PTSD

Earlier this week, news of the horrific Manchester Arena bombing spread rapidly over the internet and news media, sending shock-waves worldwide. Innocent children and families were exposed to unimaginable and unforgettable events. For spectators, when events like this occur, it can trigger intense emotions ranging from feelings of anger, to sadness, confusion, fear, and even [...]

Essential Turmeric Oils: A Hopeful Treatment For Ulcerative Colitis

The positive health effects of turmeric have long been touted by age-old healers as well as modern science. Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent free radical damage and calm the inflammatory process at the root of many chronic diseases. However, the use of turmeric in treating chronic illness [...]

Moving Forward with Back Pain

With emphasis on decreasing the use of opioids in the United States, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated their guidelines for treating back pain. The new guidelines, keeping in-line with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) position on opioid medications, strongly encourage clinicians to consider prescribing narcotics for their patients only as a last [...]

A Sweet Solution for Chronic Pain

Prolotherapy is a regenerative treatment for tendon, ligament, or joint pain. It’s a safe and effective non-surgical option and can be used to treat pain from a previous injury or from the general wear and tear of aging. Prolotherapy treatment involves injecting a patient with a natural solution, such as a high-concentration dextrose (sugar) solution, [...]

7 Dietary Supplements to Aid Sleep

Sleep disorders not only rob us of a restful night, they also have side-effects that go far beyond our simply feeling tired in the morning. Sleep apnea and insomnia are two of the most common sleep disorders and both pose long-term, serious health risks if left untreated. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying [...]

Medical Malpractice in Treating Chronic Pain

While the standards outlined in the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline will improve patient care, they don’t go far enough. A recent letter from the US Surgeon General made a direct plea to physicians to help solve an urgent health crisis - now commonly referred to as "the opioid epidemic" - in America. A copy of [...]

5 Ways to Treat a Migraine without Drugs

As migraine sufferers will attest, a migraine headache can be caused by any number of factors, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy. Therefore, keeping an open mind and exploring some alternative treatments could actually be the key to becoming migraine-free. Fortunately, people seeking migraine relief have a wide range of treatments available to them, [...]