Tag: pain reduction

Prevent and Relieve Pain between Your Shoulder Blades

If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits. The muscles are positioned diagonally between the six vertebrae in your upper back and your shoulder blades (scapulae). Their main function is to retract and rotate the scapulae, and they also assist

Brain-Safe Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

Pain results from a complex interaction of biological, sensory, emotional, and cognitive factors unique to each individual, and finding successful treatments is equally complex. Pain medications, usually the first choice for easing physical discomfort, are often only mildly helpful, if at all, and they tend to wear off over time.

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Many factors can influence our mobility, particularly our joints and muscles and our balance. Our skeletal system is the scaffolding of our body, providing structure and support. Joints are the parts of the bodies where different bones come together, allowing our skeletons to move. Healthy joints contain cartilage, synovial membranes,

Garam Masala: Spice Mixture Loaded with Brain Benefits

The exotic spices of India and the East are known as rich sources of antioxidants and other nutrients that promote physical health. These nutrients, along with the rich flavors and scents of the spices, also have direct effects on mental health, with many benefits for brain fitness, functioning, and mood.

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Reduce Stress to Ease Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a physical phenomenon, for certain, but it also has important mental dimensions that can ex-acerbate physical discomfort, such as psychological stress and negative effects on mood. Research suggests that addressing these mental aspects of chronic pain may be a very effective way to decrease the toll it

The Finer Points of Acupuncture

For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat all kinds of physical and mental ailments. As its popularity continues to grow in the West, seniors are finding that this simple therapy may be the best solution to long-term aches and pains.

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Safety Alert: Cannabis in Food

There may not be a more controversial plant in existence than cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana). Long heralded as both a beneficial commodity for human use and a dangerous gateway drug, it has a rich history of human cultivation—and sparks differing positions, political and otherwise, on its potential benefits or risks.

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