Category: Pain Relief

September 21, 2020 Joe Brady

Pain is a common reason why people use complementary health approaches. It’s also a major focus of the (NCCIH) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s research program. Here are some of the resources available: Pain eBook – overview of what the science says about the effectiveness and safety of complementary health approaches for various…

August 12, 2020 Joe Brady

With over 67,000 deaths a year from drug overdoses there is a high premium on finding alternatives to opioids for treating chronic pain. Fortunately, a variety of mind and body practices have been found in many studies to be helpful for treating chronic pain. In fact, official guidelines recommend them as first-line treatment. Different practices…

February 9, 2020 Joe Brady

Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches  Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary health approaches. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Has put together an eBook entitled Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches the book highlights evidence-based mind/body approaches to pain that may…

November 9, 2019 Joe Brady

Pain is the most common medical condition requiring treatment for military personnel almost two-thirds of U.S. military veterans are in pain, and 9 percent are in severe pain. Opioids are often prescribed for pain but, nearly 218,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2017. Increasingly the military is looking for alternatives…

October 27, 2019 Joe Brady

Nowhere is controlling pain a more pressing issue than in the military. Since time immemorial soldiers have suffered chronic pain long after the battle is over. Many times the pain lingers for the rest of their lives. In traditional Chinese medicine, martial artists tended to be specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and also…

August 26, 2019 Joe Brady

Prompted by a call from the National Academy of Medicine for improved national data on pain, a recent study provides new insights concerning pain trends and opioid use for pain management. 41% of U.S. Adults Suffering From at Least One Painful Health Condition Researchers showed that the number of U.S. adults suffering from at least…

July 14, 2019 Joe Brady

Inflammation is an important part of your immune system. When there is an injury the body responds by inflaming the area so antibodies can enter the area and healing can take place. When there is a virus or bacteria injuring the body the body fights it by inducing systemic inflammation in the form of a fever….

April 27, 2019 Joe Brady

Insights from Neuroimaging Research Since ancient times in Chinese medicine, the martial artists were the specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and in making it go away. Tai chi masters and other martial artists developed effective pain control techniques that have a lot to contribute to the modern world. With over 70,000 deaths in…

January 1, 2019 Joe Brady

More and more doctors are recommending mind-body therapies like tai chi, meditation, chiropractic, supplements, hypnosis therapy, and even yoga to help you get relief from dozens of painful conditions. Harvard Medical School experts explain the research behind natural and alternative remedies without drugs or surgery. This enlightening report reveals: Mind-body secrets for “turning down the…

November 4, 2018 Joe Brady

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a decade. Source: CDC WONDER. Because of this record number of deaths it is time to look at alternatives in medicine. Even the FDA is proposing that doctors learn more about acupuncture for pain management. The…