There seems to be an increasing amount of evidence for the health benefits of coffee. In this report, coffee is shown to reduce pain. It’s interesting that they consider this a new finding–over-the-counter medications such as Excedrin have know this for years.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
Dana Vollmer attributes her improved health to elimination of gluten and egg from her diet–and ended up with a gold medal! Watch video here.
OK, so part of me is like “Really? We paid for a study to prove massage is beneficial??!” But, how exciting that research is bearing out what we know–and this may improve insurance reimbursement, too! Read more here.
I love that even CNN is reporting on the link between our diet and our pain. Excellent recommendations included. We ARE what we eat!! Click here.
I’ve successfully used the Bowen Technique for over 10 years to help patients restore balance and reduce pain. This is an incredibly gentle technique that has proven beneficial for conditions ranging from tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, paresthesia (numbness and tingling), plantar fasciitis, back and neck pain, to indigestion, asthma, grief […]
So research is finally revealing that chronic pain may not be “all in your head”–but it might be due to the way your brain is wired. This is exciting news particularly in light of the emergence of functional neurology. If you are suffering from chronic pain, please read this article; […]
This article from Scientific American reveals results of a study showing the link between statin medications and fatigue. If you are on a statin medication to lower your cholesterol, please consider natural options including diet changes, exercise, and certain supplements.
If you experience pain–particularly “neuropathic” pain–then exercise may be a wonderful answer. Research is revealing that exercise may reduce this type of pain. Read more here.
Gout can be provoked by high-purine diets–but many foods contain purine making diet choices limited. This research is showing that purines found in meat and seafood seem to be greater triggers for gout attacks than vegetable sources. More support that half our diet should be vegetables!!
This article reviews an interesting approach to pain relief and supports the use of hydrotherapy. (Note, though, that osteoarthritis is not considered rheumatic. )