These strategies for natural pain relief serve as excellent natural pain killers and as alternatives to side-effect-laden pharmaceutical treatments.
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common form of anxiety disorder marked by uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and the urge to engage in repeated behaviors or rituals (compulsions). OCD will affect 2.3 percent of adults in their lifetime. Research by the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) revealed that approximately 1.2 percent
Chronic pain—a condition that exists when pain lasts three months or more—affects 25 to 30 percent of Americans. It is more common in older adults, men, and Caucasians. It is not life-threatening, but if not treated it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Different Than Acute Pain
Acute pain might be caused
Sleep is a crucial component of good physical and mental health. It helps with memory storage, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, regulating your metabolism, and many other functions. But many people overlook this important aspect of your well-being.
In recent years, awareness of sleep’s role in health has grown considerably. But
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
Anxiety is a big problem in today’s world—one that’s been made worse by our increasing reliance upon technology and addiction to social media. In fact, about 40 million of us suffer from the disorder, says the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Don’t worry! There’s good news, too. Anxiety is
Q. My husband has been scheduled for heart bypass surgery and is very worried that he will suffer cognitive decline as a result of the operation. Should he be concerned?
A. It is true that a significant portion of individuals who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting report experiencing changes in mental
The other day I was poisoned at a restaurant. The waiter served me a rice bowl covered in garlic (to which I’m intolerant) despite assuring me earlier that it would be “fine.” One bite in and I knew I was toast. As my stomach began to churn, foreshadowing the illness
You may be familiar with tart cherries if you like to cook. Tart cherries (also known as sour cherries) are used in dishes like pies, preserves, soups, cakes, tarts, sauces, mixed cocktails, and more. But did you know that these tasty fruits might also help you get a better night’s
Eleven percent of Americans aged 12 years and older take antidepressant medications, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Most of these antidepressants, including a widely used class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are designed to reduce anxiety and lift mood by prolonging the effects of