Chronic pain isn’t something that is easy to deal with. After pain has gone on for a few days, it starts to distract you from what is really important in your life. Whether you are dealing with an injury or illness, finding a way to treat your pain can help improve your quality of life. A lot of people try to avoid prescription pain medications. They can be highly addictive, make you drowsy and aren’t always good for your body on a long-term basis. Looking for a more holistic way to treat your pain can be beneficial. Let’s take a look [...]
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As an athlete, there are few things as frustrating as being sidelined with an injury. It is challenging to be still when you are accustomed to being active. Fortunately, there are a variety of activities that injured athletes can do to speed the recovery process. Here are three of the best easy exercises to consider when looking to get back in the game sooner: Swimming As one of the best low-impact activities in sports, swimming can play a key part in rehabilitating injuries. You do not even have to be an experienced swimmer to benefit from being in the pool. Aquatic [...]
Massage, Reiki, and holistic healing are different types of alternative health treatments. Depending on your health challenges, you could use one method by itself or in combination with other treatments. Here is some basic information to help you decide which type of healing is most beneficial and appropriate for you. Massage Therapy The history of massage therapy dates back to 2700 BCE in "The Yellow Emperor's Classic Book of Internal Medicine." There are ancient references to massage that appear in writings from India, Egypt, Arabia, China, Rome, and Greece. Health benefits of massage therapy include reduced muscle tension, strengthened immune system, [...]
We have all been there. You are zipping along throughout your day when your energy just runs out. Rather than reach for another cup of coffee, it is better to try to boost those energy stores in more natural ways. Here are three ways to increase your energy so that you can better navigate your day and be more productive: Pare Down Your To-Do List Too much busyness in your day can zap your energy. AppSumo talks about how taking control of your schedule and learning how to say no to things can help to free up your time and give [...]
Caring for your teeth is a long journey that starts the moment your first tooth pops through your gum as an infant. Most of us are taught the basics for caring for our teeth when we are young, but, as you age, you may begin to wonder if the methods you are using to care for your teeth are enough to keep them healthy for a lifetime. Good dental hygiene is important not only for the health of your mouth but also for your overall body; new research indicates that gum disease increases the risk for heart disease and other ailments. [...]
It is no secret that the availability of jobs in the healthcare industry is at an all-time high. With more options than ever before, it's easy to find the best fit for your interests and skill set. Here are four health and wellness careers to keep on your radar. These fields promise massive growth potential in the coming years. Personal Trainers As the demand for personalized workout plans continues to rise, personal trainers are enjoying better job stability than many other related professions. Personal trainers average an approximate annual salary of $60,000. The flexible work schedule and ability to hone your [...]
Many people are starting to realize that ancient medical practices may be the right choice for them. There are medical techniques, including acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal medications, and chiropractic therapy that are making major comebacks in the 21st century. People Are Understanding the Politics and Economics of Medicine Many people are becoming skeptical that major drug companies and some health care providers may be playing games with people's health. According to MM&M, “people commonly point to Big Pharma and the healthcare industry as being greedy and having deep pockets. Frequent examples are the unreasonable rise of cost for insulin and medicine [...]
Throughout the years, many people have found relief from their symptoms when they took natural supplements. While the more popular supplements like fish oil and vitamin B12 have garnered a lot of positive attention from nutrition experts and consumers, this article will talk about helpful supplements with which you may not have as much familiarity. Rhodiola Also called roseroot, rhodiola can improve your energy levels, focus, and stamina. Rhodiola is known as an adaptogen. An adaptogen helps the user "adapt" to the stressful times in their life. Adaptogens such as rhodiola can also help provide users with relief from depression. [...]
Playing sports or even having a job that involves physical contact will put you at a higher risk of getting injured. Injuries can range from mild to very serious when it comes to both of these aspects of life. Sometimes, there is really no way to prevent yourself from getting injured. However, being aware of common injuries can certainly help you to lessen the likelihood of it happening to you. With that being said, here are 4 of the worst sports injuries to keep an eye out for. Concussion Concussions are a very common injury that happens when you take [...]
Although the benefits of modern Western medicine are vast, traditional Eastern medicine has a multitude of benefits when used as a treatment option for the diseases that afflict many Americans. Practitioners of this type of treatment protocol believe that there is no separation between the mind, the body, and the environment, and that the three must be treated together. Here are five of the leading health concerns in America and how Eastern medicine can help to treat these maladies: HEART DISEASE: As the number one cause of death in the United States, heart disease is a problem for many, as [...]