Tag: pain relief

Body scraping, Gua Sha, Graston technique and other ways to relieve pain and improve the way you move.

Body scraping, Gua Sha, Graston technique, and other ways to relieve pain and improve the way you move. Have you ever used a Gua Sha stone or received one as a gift?    Have you ever brushed or scraped an area as recommended by your athletic trainer in college? The NY Times recently published an article on some of these methods which have been around for thousands of years.   According to the NY Times, these methods are supposed to improve lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system is a series of vessels, tissues, and organs that are part of our immune system.  Read More »

Over The Counter Pain reliever safety; Web MD offers advice on what to consider before you take these meds.

Over The Counter Pain reliever safety; Web MD offers advice on what to consider before you take these meds. OTC (Over The Counter ) pain meds have been around for years, and have a perceived level of safety. While there is a growing trend for many people to abandon medication and use methods like chiropractic care to get to the root of why they hurt, OTC medications are often used for temporary relief while at work or at home. It is quite likely that the new Obamacare exchange plans with their high deductibles already resulting in many more people putting Read More »

What do knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common?

What do knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common? She called our office saying that one of her tennis partners recommended her and her right-sided knee pain was preventing her from playing tennis on a regular basis. While she had back problems in the past, a fall about a year and a half ago began a long journey into knee pain, back pain, sciatic pain on her left side and she reported that years ago, she had a frozen shoulder on the right side that improved with three months of physical therapy, but she reports Read More »

Neutraceuticals vs. pharmaceuticals vs. over the counter medications; what you need to know.

Neutraceuticals vs. pharmaceuticals vs. over the counter medications; what you need to know. According to Wikipedia “Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources that are purported to provide extra health benefits, in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. Depending on the jurisdiction, products may claim to prevent chronic diseases, improve health, delay the aging process, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body.[9].” Read more here. Most people are familiar with Pharmaceuticals, which are drugs or other substances synthesized and developed with the FDA for safety and effectiveness. The use of Neutraceuticals or Read More »