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Training Program Eases Back Pain

Training Program Eases Back Pain

Low back pain is a big problem in the United States. That’s what the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found.

The NCHS, a U.S. Government agency, conducted a health survey in 2009. According to the results, almost twenty-five percent of adults between eighteen and forty-four years old had low back pain.

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Can Meditation Reduce Pain?

Can Meditation Reduce Pain?

A new study on the human brain shows that meditation can reduce pain. The authors measured pain intensity and pain regulation in fifteen volunteers by using a pain rating scale and an MRI, a machine that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to capture x-ray like images. Two MRI sessions were conducted — one before meditation training and one afterwards. In the second session, the male and female volunteers experienced less pain after practicing mindfulness meditation, a technique that involves letting random thoughts go and focusing on breathing sensations, according to the authors of the study.

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Natural Pain Relievers – 20 Herbs That Work

Natural Pain Relievers – 20 Herbs That Work

Recently, I was at work reviewing a publication in which we are considering placing an ad, when one story in particular caught my attention. Maybe it was because I had a throbbing headache at the time and was in need of some pain relief myself, but when I saw “Powerful Herbal Pain Relief” I was hooked and the for the next 10 minutes I was all theirs.

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Ease your Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Yoga

Ease your Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Yoga

Another plus to doing yoga is the benefit from doing breathing exercises. Breathing exercises can help lower anxiety levels, while also helping oxygen appropriately flow through the body and help provide nutrients to all cells. In addition, many individuals suffering from fibromyalgia have feelings of depression due to their constant pain and inability to enjoy life to the fullest. Learning to breathe properly through yoga exercises can greatly reduce the risk of depression.

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Fibromyalgia: Understanding an Elusive Ailment

Fibromyalgia: Understanding an Elusive Ailment

Fibromyalgia may be one of the most frustrating ailments to contend with, as the exact cause remains unknown and a specific conventional test to aptly diagnose it does not exist. However, for the approximately 6 million Americans who suffer from symptoms know, learning how to live with the condition can be life-changing.

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Ingredient Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Chamomile

Ingredient Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Chamomile

In Germany, chamomile is known as the “cure-all cure”. While most of us are familiar with the relaxing properties of chamomile, the herb has been used since ancient times to treat a wide range of symptoms. Chamomile is known to boost the immune system, maintain blood pressure within the normal range, and eliminate bad bacteria found in the body. It is also a natural pain reliever.

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Emotional Healing During Physical Pain

Emotional Healing During Physical Pain

Dealing with any physical setback can be a struggle, especially for “type-A personalities” who tend to be very conscientious, from work to family commitments. However, it is important to recognize that the challenges and frustrations that often accompany recovery are normal and very common- so you don’t have to struggle alone!

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Home Remedies for Bursitis

Home Remedies for Bursitis

A good natural remedy for bursitis pain is Castor oil. Make a Castor oil pack by spreading Castor oil over the afflicted joint. Put a cotton or wool flannel on top and then apply a heating pad.

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When Sleeping is a Pain-Literally How to Handle Aches, Cramps & More That Compromise Rest

When Sleeping is a Pain-Literally How to Handle Aches, Cramps & More That Compromise Rest

Many of us are familiar with or have experienced trouble sleeping, whether falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. The causes are varied and sometimes transient, and may include anxiety, stress, certain medications, or excessive caffeine. However, there is one factor many people fail to consider that contributes to countless sleepless nights: pain.

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