How the Brain Sees Pain

Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons’ movements may aggravate the pain. When you hurt yourself, pain receptors … Read more

Easing pain without dangerous prescription meds

Just about everyone experiences some degree of pain once in a while. Whether it is an occasional headache or everyday aches and pains, our first response is to reach for aspirin or ibuprofen. For some severe pains, doctors might prescribe opioids, but those prescriptions come with the risk of dangerous drug dependence. WRAL Health Team’s Dr. … Read more

Do This In Only 2 Minutes: This Skill Will Help You Adjust Your Back Once and For All

The spinal column is of high importance for our body as it protects it and provides proper support. Therefore, we need to take proper care of it and avoid back damage. Long periods of sitting lead to pain and damage to the spine. Therefore, we suggest several pieces of advice which will help you prevent … Read more

4 Health Benefits of Massage

The art of massage has been practiced for thousands of years to relieve stress, promote overall well-being, and address a wide array of health concerns. While modern medicine was at first reluctant to acknowledge massage as an effective therapy, many health care practitioners now recognize that beyond relaxation, there are some real health benefits to … Read more

The Truth Behind Over-The-Counter Medications That You Need To Know About

An Informed Choice for a Healthier Outcome By Aristotle Economou, DC, LAc Oftentimes, we reach for a go-to over-the-counter (OTC) medication to cure all ailments: from headaches to joint pain to a runny nose. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that these OTC pills (as well as prescription drugs) provide a lot of medication to the … Read more

6 natural, science-backed ways to cure joint pain and arthritis without taking any medication

By Lisa Turner A body’s only as good as the joints that move it: Just ask the Tin Man from Oz. Yet more than 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis, and millions more experience other types of joint pain. The culprits can include everything from autoimmune disorders to chronic overuse, but, says Fred Pescatore, MD, … Read more

7 Pill-Free and Pain-Free Alternatives to Harmful Medications

By Kristin Bjornsen Athletes often joke about relying on “vitamin I,” aka ibuprofen, to get through the aches and pains of training. But they’re not the only ones who depend on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief. Every day, more than 30 million Americans take NSAIDs like ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen for everything from … Read more