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Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways—depression, anxiety, and infections, for example.

Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to our brains

Ask the Experts: Organic Foods & Cancer; Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Q: Does eating organic foods protect you from cancer?

A: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 85 percent of Americans have pesticides and other chemicals in their bodies. Studies have shown that when people eat organic food, which is grown without the use of conventional pesticides,

6. Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 90 percent of people with low back pain will recover within a month even without any treatment. Thus, acute and subacute pain is best managed conservatively.
The latest guidelines by the American College of Physicians (Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2017) strongly

Doctors Near Me: How to Find Integrative Physicians

Doctors Near Me: How to Find Integrative Physicians

You’ve likely heard—or asked—this question more than once: “How do I find good doctors near me?” Locating a physician close to your home can be a daunting task, especially if you’re looking for one who will support increasingly popular “natural medicine” practices:
Limited pharmaceuticals
Treating the root cause
‘Finding a good holistic

Alternative Treatments: Are They Helpful for Mood Disorders

Many people with mood disorders and anxiety turn to complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) such as dietary supplements, meditation, massage therapy, and other treatment approaches for help with their mental dis-tress. But how well do these approaches work?

We asked MGH’s David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Alternative Remedy

Could Your Joint Pain Be Arthritis?

Some joint pain can be relatively innocuous—perhaps you overexerted yourself at the gym without warming up properly, or overdid the yard work. But constant joint pain may be a sign of something more serious, and should be checked out by your doctor. A number of conditions can result in joint

What Is Acupuncture?

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by inserting needles for 10 to 30 minutes at specific sites on channels, or meridians, which correspond with internal organs. The effect of acupuncture, in theory, is to create a “life force,” or energy balance, to influence the progress

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.

“Acupuncture often works

Snake Oil or Serious Medicine?

As long as pain and disease exist, there will be questionable products and services that falsely promise to cure our perennial maladies once and for all. Sure, the snake oil salesman’s pitch seems a bit suspicious, but it’s hard not to be wooed by the prospect of giving pain the

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