Fibromyalgia causes patients seemingly unexplainable pain that often prevents them from being able to work or pursue leisure activities. Although drug therapy helps some patients, medications can produce side effects like nausea, edema, weight gain, and increased heart rate. Research suggests that natural relaxation techniques play a … Read More
chronic pain management
Think meditation is all about banishing outside thoughts, focusing on internal struggles, and listening to someone calmly guide you toward a state of relaxation? Think again. Transcendental meditation, or TM, is a widely practiced, highly effective form of repose that involves none of these things.
Yes, you sit quietly with … Read More
Meditation can sharpen your concentration, help you become more resilient in times of stress, persevere during trying times, teach you to love more deeply, and experience greater joy and peace. All that from just sitting there? Yes. And more.
Like so many things in life, it’s easier said than done. Meditators … Read More
It isn’t uncommon to pop an aspirin or ibuprofen when you have the occasional ache or pain. And many people take these kinds of pain-relievers regularly, every day for months at a time. NSAIDs—nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—lower inflammation, which can cause pain in the body. Aspirin (Bayer and Excedrin), ibuprofen (Advil … Read More
Historically, a man complaining of pelvic pain, urinary problems, and other hallmark signs of prostatitis would visit his doctor and receive repeated, prolonged courses of antibiotics. The thought was that a bacterial infection was the underlying culprit. We now know that such infections occur in only a small percentage of … Read More
Intensive Treatment for Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Psychotherapy Can Help
Does your child experience seemingly inexplicable and impossible to treat pain? Juvenile fibromyalgia is hard to treat; it is heartbreaking to watch a child in pain and not know what to do about it.
But researchers provide some hope … Read More