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
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Depression is a disorder that negatively affects mood, thoughts, and behavior. It is also known as “major depressive disorder” or “clinical depression,” and for a diagnosis to be made, symptoms must have been present for at least two weeks. It is a common but serious mood disorder, … Read More
Taking vitamin C, supplementing with herbs like echinacea, getting plenty of sleep, and drinking lots of fluids are all immune system boosters. But did you know that your mind can also help out? Research shows that practices like meditation and yoga that calm the mind and reduce … Read More
There has recently been an explosion of research in the area of meditation and depression, just as meditation’s popularity is rapidly expanding across the globe. A growing number of people suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, and other psychological problems are turning to meditation, particularly mindfulness meditation, to … Read More
It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and just plain unpleasant. Itchy skin, or pruritus, is one of the ways our body tells us that something isn’t quite right, but how do we know what that “something” is? And what can we do about it? Here are 11 reasons why you might be suffering … Read More
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
A tension headache can be short and episodic (lasting for about 30 minutes and occurring on 10 to 15 days every month) or chronic (a more severe version that lasts for a day or longer, and occurs more frequently). The onset of chronic tension headaches is usually preceded by the … Read More
Herbs, relaxation techniques, and unique therapies can serve as effective natural pain killers to help you find relief from a variety of painful conditions. Learn about 8 of the best natural pain … Read More
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 … 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