In today's video we're going to tap on pain. We all are affected by physical pain in different ways. Whether it's a daily neck ache from hunching over a laptop, PMS cramps, or chronic pain from an injury, tapping can help you release it.
Although a variety of foods are always important, there are certain vitamins and nutrients that specifically help prevent inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis.
We generally think of arthritis as something that afflicts the elderly, but in fact, most people begin to see wear and tear of their joints in early adulthood.
Granting New York physicians, PAs and NPs the authority to certify appropriate patients with debilitating conditions to use marijuana medicinally is the right thing to do. Here's why I, as a resident physician, think so.
The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.
Mother's Day is one of the sweetest days of year, and we should celebrate it. In our celebration, however, let us not ignore the pain our friend and neighbor may be feeling.
We all have secret pain. We all have brokenness. We all have wounds that do not fully heal despite all the salve we put on them. The truth is that no matter our circumstances in life, there is still heartache and pain.
Did you know that the way you sit has a lot to do with the way you breathe? Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time teaching my students abo...
1,735 days and counting. That's how long our son, a sensitive, loving and talented 15-year-old boy, has been in the grips of debilitating, life-altering and totally consuming, neurological pain.
As awful as the bombings, shootings, and manhunt were (and still are), there was (and still is) so much bravery, beauty, connection, and love that has come out of everything that has happened; which is often the case when something horrible like this occurs.
DSM-5 represents a wholesale, imperial medicalization of normality. So many new and untested diagnoses; so many reduced thresholds for the old ones. Pretty soon everyone will have a diagnosis and many will have a whole bunch of them.
Prolonged sitting, like at a computer, puts a kind of chokehold on the disc, cutting off the blood supply it needs. This combination of pressure and the concurrent decrease in blood and the nutrients it carries to the discs increases the back's risk of injury.
Now on the other side of the decision, here are the three things I think are important to understand as you decide whether to have knee replacement surgery.
Let's just call it like it is. Women take pain, panic, worry, anger, hurt and fear without missing a beat and all the while, wearing a smile.
The first principle of palliative medicine is to relieve the pain and other symptoms that burden people living with serious illness -- in short, to help people feel better.
Most patients who develop low back pain have a vague memory that stretching is helpful for the low back and try to fix the problem by doing stretches that target that area, but sometimes, stretching can exasperate the injury and cause even more pain.
Over the past year, I've been getting involved with several animal rescue groups in the Los Angeles area where I live. Their Facebook pages are compelling and the dramatic rescue videos they post often go viral - with good reason.
Don't be discouraged if it takes time to access release through breathing; it will happen eventually, and it is an invaluable tool for de-stressing. Making these connections between breath and body heightens sensitivity and prompts us to take better care of ourselves.
We can use emotional and physical triggers to lead us onto a path of discovery. The unwinding and healing of the trauma trail has many steps. Each step taken is an act of power, which also builds self-respect.
Chronic pain is hard to explain and even harder for people to understand. They assume your new medicine will make you better. They assume you'll be fine once the medicine kicks in. But the reality is that most of my moments, even the most joyous ones, are quietly humming with pain.