Chronic pain is a modern day epidemic that affects more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. It costs nations billions of dollars in lost productivity and medical expenses – every year. Debilitating pain effects more individuals than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.
Unfortunately, doctors throw drug after drug at these pain syndromes with very little long-term success. Here are some of the best natural agents to reduce pain. (more…)
Tart cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. According to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food” and can help people with arthritis manage their disease long-term without pain medications.
Michigan researchers had previously shown that a cherry-enriched diet not only reduced overall body inflammation, but also reduced inflammation at key sites (belly fat, heart) known to affect heart disease risk in the obese. (more…)
A new study with breast cancer patients has widespread implications for any person with chronic pain—high-dose vitamin D1 may be able to significantly reduce the pain. (more…)
As more people are experiencing daily pain, natural alternatives are becoming the ideal treatment.
Pain can affect people of all ages and is often unavoidable. According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), nearly 70 percent of Americans say that they or someone they care for experienced pain in the previous 30 days. Further, more than 76 million Americans live with pain every day. Chronic pain affects more Americans than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined, according to the AOA.
People are always asking what are the best alternative treatments for their pain conditions. Given the vast number of modalities available under the “alternative” label, it is no wonder people feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the best one for them.
In this article we’ll look at an overview of some of the best natural, non-invasive therapies for pain. They each have their own focus and methodology, and based on your specific signs and symptoms, the correct treatment for you should jump right off the page.
Massage Therapy (more…)