Pain Relief

New alternative to morphine may be safer, less addictive

A new drug shows to be a safer alternative to morphine and less addictive. The study was conducted on rats where researchers compared variants of the neurochemical endomorphin to traditional morphine. Effectiveness and side effects were measured in each variant. Chronic pain is commonly treated with opium-based medications which can be quite addicting, and abuse here to read more

Tai chi improves physical capacity in certain chronic conditions

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed a link between tai chi and improved physical capacity among seniors with certain chronic conditions. The findings showed improvement among those with breast cancer, heart failure, osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tai chi originated in ancient China and utilizes slow, flowing, gentle movements here to read more

How to get rid of sciatica pain

It’s a pain that runs from your lower back, through your buttocks and down the back of your leg. It hurts to sit, it’s uncomfortable to lie down, and it seems stretching doesn’t help. That pain you’re experiencing is an effect of your sciatic nerve and it can be severe. Causes and risk factors for here to read more

What you really need to know about painkillers

Over the years, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers have come alongside a number of precautions and health warnings. I’m always counseling patients about alternative natural methods for pain relief to try first given these concerns. Because new research has shown that they could lead to heart trouble. A study published this April in BMJ Open found that patients here to read more

Why Your Arthritis Gets Worse After Christmas

When it comes to joint stiffness, most people with arthritis have come to dread the winter months. The pain, swelling and stiffness often get worse, and doctors report more patient complaints during the season. Winter’s official first day is Dec. 21, making Christmas a flag day for the long stretch of painful arthritis to come. here to read more

Could This Drug-Free Approach Help Relieve Your Arthritis Pain?

Approximately 50 million American adults report being told by their medical practitioner that they suffer from some form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2030, this number is expected to rise even higher, to approximately 67 million sufferers. Arthritis pain can here to read more