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Research On Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture may have originated in ancient China, but these days it has been recommended for everything from smoking cessation to weight loss. But is it truly effective? The research on the effects of acupuncture treatment is decidedly mixed and requires careful examination. What's the history of acupuncture treatment?  Acupuncture started

Dealing With Headaches Everyday? Read These.

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

When Headaches Aren’t In Your Head

It’s frighteningly easy for a simple headache to become chronic. Perhaps it started mild enough to be ignored. Maybe you took a few over-the-counter pain medications and then hurried on with life. However, headaches – even mild ones – shouldn’t be ignored. Not only can these headaches indicate that something

Headaches In Children – Causes, Prevention, And Treatment

Few things are worse than seeing your children in pain. If they have a scrape on their knee, it’s easy to clean it gently, bandage the knee, and give them a kiss. Usually that’s enough. But what about headaches in children? These can be harder to make “all better.” Children

June Wrap-Up For Holistic Pain

It seems like not long ago we were still waiting for the summer to begin and now that June is nearly over we’re in the thick of it. Midsummer came and went as we celebrated the first day of the season on June 21. Now, we’re preparing for our 4th

Medical Apps That Are Changing Healthcare

Mobile technology is changing everything we know about business and industry. Not just relegated to social interaction, mobile apps are influencing the way we apply for jobs, how we communicate with one another, and even affecting our medical care. Consider these statistics: In May of 2013, the Pew Institute noted that

How Important Are Expectations With Migraine Treatments?

The way that a doctor presents information about migraine treatments to a migraine patient can dramatically affect treatment outcomes, notes research conducted at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Doctors and researchers have long believed in a correlation between a doctor’s message and how well a patient responds to

Riboflavin: Hope For Headache Sufferers?

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, has shown in some studies to reduce the frequency of migraines.  Because it results in few side effects, doctors say most patients can take the supplement without problem. Riboflavin is commonly found in many foods, including dairy products, lean meats, green leafy vegetables, and

Recipe: Watermelon and Mint Smash

Maintaining a healthy level of hydration is important to the body on so many levels. When water and important electrolytes are lost, normal functioning can be compromised. If this happens, one of the most common symptoms is a painful, recurring headache. The easiest way to combat this symptom is to