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Reiki for pain relief

Reiki for Pain Relief: Does it Work?

When you’re trapped in a world of constant, chronic pain, you’ll do anything for relief. Speaking from my own personal journey with Degenerative Disc Disease and a herniated L5, I know this to be...
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What to Know About Chronic Pain and Suicide Risk

September 10 Is World Suicide Prevention DayKate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two high-profile celebrities who killed themselves earlier this year, are just the tip of the iceberg.In 2016 (the most recent year for which...
plantar fascitis

How to Reduce the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a rather widespread problem that affects a lot of people around the world. Men between the ages of 40 to 70 years are more prone to the foot pain caused by...
September Pain Awareness Month

Finding That ‘One Thing’ Chronic Pain Sufferers Know to be True

Throughout the month of September, chronic pain sufferers can rest easier knowing their stories are being heard. In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association along with Partners for Understanding Pain and more than 80...
Living with Fibromyalgia

What Is It Like Living With Fibromyalgia?

Those living with fibromyalgia know firsthand the degree of physical, mental, and emotional pain that comes with this invisible illness. While you would not wish your struggle on the people around you, the lack...

Understanding VVA- Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy

VVA By Margaret Jaworski Don't press pause on your sexual healthAging gracefully doesn't mean accepting discomfort or pain as an inevitability. For the most part, we seek and find relief for the aches, twinges and...
cycling

How Cycling Can Maximize Your Health

Outdoor and indoor cycling is healthy for you and the planet. Cycling can maximize health, reduces emissions and delivers an intense full-body workout that keeps you young. Celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and Madonna epitomize...
Fibromyalgia weather

Fibromyalgia Acting Up? Don’t Blame the Weather

It's not uncommon for people with fibromyalgia to say the weather aggravates their symptoms. Fibro typically brings significant pain, fatigue, and tenderness at specific points on the body, along with other problems, like "fibro...
living with two chronic illnesses

My Story: Life with Two Chronic Illnesses

Hello all, my name is Bethany. I am 19 years old, I reside in London and I live with chronic pain. I started Blogging as Young, Sick and Invisible when I was diagnosed with two...

Stretching 101

Stretching and Staying Limber is Good for Your Body and MindWhile the jury is still out on whether stretching can prevent injury, when appropriate, it can definitely help you rehab from many injuries, such...
Acupuncture and Chronic Pain

Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pain

Why Acupuncture Works Western medicine naturally seeks a solid and scientific explanation for why acupuncture works. Unfortunately, this isn't always available. Some doctors claim that it releases painkilling endorphins, affects neurotransmitters, or changes hormone levels....
pain and sleep

Chronic Pain and Sleep: Overcoming Sleepless Nights

Getting a good night’s sleep can be a difficult task when you live with chronic pain. Many people report that their pain is worse at night, which can cause sleepless nights.According to the National...
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Pain

Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back to over 3,000 years ago. It comprises an old set of mind and body practices to prevent and treat health problems. Today, Traditional Chinese Medicine is practiced not only...
foods for natural pain management (1)

5 Foods for Natural Pain Management

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could treat all illnesses with food? Rather than popping pills, we could be popping apple slices or blueberries.The truth is, in many cases, this isn’t too far from...
balneotherapy for fibromyalgia

The Benefits of Balneotherapy for Fibromyalgia Patients

By: Ana Valerio, Doctor of Pharmacy Water as Treatment for Pain The application of water as a treatment for musculoskeletal pain has been used since ancient times in different cultures around the globe. Balneotherapy, also known...
Tapping for Pain Relief

Tapping for Pain Relief

Tapping is Helping People with Chronic Pain More than 100 million Americans manage chronic pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the key to feeling better is much more complicated than simply popping a pill. Realistically,...
remote talk therapy

Remote Talk Therapy: The New Way to Feel Better

Deciding to try Remote Talk Therapy When you’re feeling down or stressed, it can be difficult to know how to start to feel better. Oftentimes depression and chronic pain go hand in hand, and treating...
gluten free diet for rheumatoid arthritis

Should I try a Gluten-Free Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can cause swelling, pain and discomfort, all of which can worsen over time if not treated with proper medication, physical therapy, diet and exercise.RA is the most common type of autoimmune...
Self Love

5 Ways to Love Yourself when you Live with Chronic Pain

Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love and passion, for some. For others, it’s not such a warm and fuzzy holiday. Some people even call it “single awareness day.” Whether you’re in a loving...
brainwiredforchronicpain

NIH-funded study suggests brain is hard-wired for chronic pain

Brain’s white matter may determine susceptibility to chronic pain. The structure of the brain may predict whether a person will suffer chronic low back pain, according to researchers who used brain scans. The results, published...
happy with chronic pain

5 Strategies to Improve Your Mood and Chronic Pain

Therapist Rebecca Rengo LCSW, author of Beyond Chronic Pain: A get-well guidebook to soothe the body, mind & spirit, knows firsthand what it is like to be in constant pain. Her own pain journey started...
Juicing for pain relief

Juicing for Pain Relief

Eating enough fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can be challenging. However, making sure you get plenty of fresh produce is important. When you’re living with chronic pain or conditions that cause inflammation,...
mantras

5 Mantras for Pain Management

When you live with chronic pain, you often look for ways to manage pain throughout the day. Finding simple, gentle pain management techniques are helpful for many people, such as gentle stretches and calming...
exercise routine for beginners

How to Start an Easy Exercise Routine for Beginners

Many people with conditions that cause chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, report that regular exercise improves their condition. Starting a new exercise routine, however, can be difficult. The good news is...