Tag: pain relief

Can meditation relieve pain and help you become more productive?

Can meditation relieve pain and help you become more productive? My brother took up transcendental meditation a while ago and believes it helps him reduce stress, relieve pain and function better during the day. The truth is, we are all wired differently and process stress differently as well.  For some of us, the stress results in pain because of the hormones produced in the body which causes everything to tense.  We also are likely to not think as clearly if we are stressed out and may make decisions that we can regret later on. Most of us think of meditation 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 to knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common?

What to 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 Read More »

Ibuprofen may cause Atrial Fibrillation says the British Medical Journal

  Ibuprofen may cause Atrial Fibrillation says the British Medical Journal Most people take Ibuprofen (Advil)for pain and inflammation relief or to break a fever, and never think twice about the safety of the medication since it is over the counter considered safe when taken as directed. All drugs have levels of safety that needs to be adhered to, but they can also have side effects as well. The British Medical Journal recently discovered that Atrial Fibrillation, which is described as a condition in which the heart beats irregularly or quickly. People with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of 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 »