The miracle of life, the anticipation of a beautiful baby, and that expectant-mother glow may make pregnancy a magical time of life, but it’s not all a bed of roses. There’s morning sickness, acne, swollen feet, fatigue, and all sorts of aches and pains to deal with. Your physician may
Alternate types of treatments like acupuncture, herbal teas, and supplements are steadily gaining in popularity. Homeopathy, which was developed in the late 1700s in Germany, is one of the most commonly mentioned alternate, holistic treatments. Leg pain can be treated and potentially alleviated by homeopathic remedies, but successful homeopathic remedies
Osteoporosis, often referred to as “brittle bones,” is a condition of bone thinning that occurs as we age. Our bones are getting stronger and gaining mass as we move through our 20s, but when we enter our third decade the process reverses. This process can occur at many different speeds,
If you're dealing with headaches everyday, you know the constant strain and tension this condition can have on your life. While headaches can range from tension headaches to cluster headaches to full-blown migraines, sufferers have one thing in common--they want to find relief. While we don't have all the answers, this
“Ideas worth spreading”: this is the slogan of the TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design) organization, and it informs every TED Talk that they curate. Speakers run the gamut from everyday people to world-renowned scientists, artists, and thinkers. These ten to 15-minute gems offer a brief glimpse into the world, a
For anyone suffering from chronic pain, a little bit of support can go a long way. Unfortunately, for many different reasons, support may be hard to find in your local community. Maybe you are living in a rural setting, and there just aren’t many people, let alone fellow chronic pain
Approximately 17 million people worldwide suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is what it sounds like: extreme exhaustion that is chronic, lasting longer than six months and unrelieved by sleep or rest. CFS can be exacerbated by even the slightest physical activity (e.g.
With new awareness of chronic pain and its impact on the physical, financial, and emotional health of the U.S., there is more and more information available to chronic pain patients interested in self-education. The challenge becomes finding reliable, trustworthy resources to broaden your knowledge base without overwhelming or discouraging you.
June is Men’s Health Month, a month to raise awareness and increase education surrounding the health of men and boys. It may be a stereotype that men avoid the doctor, but in some cases it can be a deadly stereotype. There are diseases that affect men more than women, and
Books are an escape from the everyday drudgery, and if you read books to escape from your head pain, that’s great. Sometimes, though, it’s refreshing to read a book that really speaks to you and echoes what you’ve experienced yourself. Maybe it’s a safety-in-numbers or a knowledge-is-power thing, but for