Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 8, 2018

Alternative therapies to manage chronic pain

Chronic pain is a common problem. Chronic means when pain lasts for more than several months (usually between three to six months). Over-the counter-medication isn’t the only way to relieve pain. Take a look at alternative therapies. Therapies & treatments Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that’s rapidly becoming a mainstream treatment for pain. It’s believed to release pain-numbing chemicals in the body and block pain signals coming from the nerves. This works for pain caused by conditions like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, back injuries, and sports injuries. Acupuncture can treat lower back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, joint conditions, and the side-effects of chemotherapy…
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Complementary Medicine
December 3, 2016

Is alternative medicine real?

Needles, blood tests, waiting rooms and plenty of poking and prodding. Many of us would rather not visit the doctor’s office, unless it’s an absolute last resort… so what if there were other options available? Alternative medicine, also known as CAM (complementary and alternative medicines), isn’t associated with medicine or science in the strictest of terms, but they are widely used by many. But what’s effective and what isn’t? (more…)
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Complementary Medicine
June 8, 2014

What’s the deal with “alternative medicine”?

Alternative medicine, as opposed to western medicine, is any practice that claims the healing effects of medicine, but it’s often not proven or based on scientific research and results. Popular examples of alternative medicine include: homeopathy, herbal medicine, hypnosis, acupuncture and chiropractic. (more…)
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