While painkillers may not seem like a big deal, they can, over time, erode health in a variety of insidious ways. For example, ibuprofen can trigger ulcers, gut distress, and raise blood pressure. Aspirin can, even at low doses, cause intestinal bleeding — and we all know that opioid painkillers are highly addictive and, increasingly, lethal. Here are 8 tips for natural pain relief.
When a new patient comes in to my office for a visit, they generally have some kind of acute ailment such as chronic headaches that they want resolved. The manual treatment I provide will help ease or even completely relieve the pain. But it’s also important to ask: what is causing the recurrence of chronic pain?
A few weeks ago, I met with a patient named Jackie who is a 30-year-old woman working in retail in New York City. Because of her job, she’s on her feet all day. The problem? She had major muscle pain, or “myalgia” in her feet. She had so much pain that she had to wear sneakers all the time.
A few weeks later when Jackie came bouncing in the office wearing cute summer sandals, I knew we had to share her amazing story. Here’s how her foot pain went from a “9” to a “1 or 2.”
Biofield therapy refers to a group of therapies that effect change in people’s health and well-being by interacting with their biofield. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) defines biofields as “energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body”[i].
As was explained in my previous article, Is Energy Medicine a Part of Your Healthcare?, there is increasingly convincing evidence that each human being is comprised of an energetic system that is highly integrated with the physical body, emotional systems and spiritual being of the individual. This will not necessarily be news to anyone with a spiritual practice. There are many ways to tap into this energetic system in a therapeutic manner in order to enhance both physical and emotional wellness. More commonly known therapies include acupuncture and homeopathy, but there is a rapidly developing group of therapies that can collectively be called biofield therapies.