Pain Relief & Posture

Burning mouth syndrome - Dr. Axe

Burning Mouth Syndrome Symptoms + 9 Home Remedies

Perplexing and painful, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex pain disorder causing a burning or scalding sensation in the mouth. While all areas may be affected, you may experience isolated burning sensations on one or more areas including the tongue, lips, gums, palate or throat. The pain and discomfort may appear suddenly or develop over time. (1) Underlying medical … Read More

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OMT

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Benefits & Uses for Pain, Insomnia + More

A growing body of research continues to show that osteopathic care has real benefits for a variety of patients of all ages and fitness levels. According to the American Osteopathic Association, “Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician can move your … Read More

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Capsaicin - Dr. Axe

Capsaicin Brings the Heat as a Disease-Fighting Powerhouse

Do you love the spicy flavor that peppers have to offer? Then you’re in luck, because capsaicin may help you prevent cancer, fight diabetes and even relieve pain. Known as the spice factor in peppers, capsaicin gives those delicious veggies their heat. With the exception of the bell pepper, capsaicin is generally synonymous with peppers. It’s also one of the features of … Read More

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Pronation - Dr. Axe

Pronation Problems: Signs, Causes & Ways to Correct These Common Posture Issues

Pronation deviations that occur at the feet and ankles — called overpronation or underpronation (also known as supination) — are some of the most common underlying postural problems that adults develop. To one degree or another, collapsed arches may now affect the majority of the adult population living in industrialized nations. Overpronation is such a prevalent problem due to people wearing unsupportive shoes, … Read More

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Lower back pain relief - Dr. Axe

6 Natural Treatments for Lower Back Pain Relief

It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of adults experience persistent symptoms of lower back pain at some point in their lives, and about 31 million Americans struggle with the condition at any given time. Given its extremely high prevalence rate — whether due to a weak psoas muscle, sciatic nerve pain or some other cause — it’s not surprising … Read More

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Neurokinetic Therapy: Revolutionary Rehab for Injuries & Chronic Pain

Neurokinetic Therapy (often called NKT) is a type of natural therapeutic system that has the goal of correcting learned movements and muscle functions within the body that can contribute to poor posture, joint tenderness and muscular pain. Considered to be a healing “bodywork modality,” similar to massage therapy or chiropractic adjustments for example, NKT is often used in rehabilitative settings … Read More

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Deep tissue massage - Dr. Axe

7 Deep Tissue Massage Benefits, Including Treating Chronic Back Pain

Whether you’re an athlete with a daily high demand placed on your body or recovering from an injury or illness, deep tissue massage likely has some benefits to offer you. Massages have been utilized for thousands of years throughout the world to lower both physical and psychological stress. And today, research continues to show that whether used alone or in … Read More

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Massage

8 Massage Therapy Benefits (Reduce Pain, Speed Healing + More)

It’s now estimated that in the U.S. alone the massage therapy industry generates over $12 billion annually! Roughly 39.1 million adult Americans (18 percent of the total population) had a massage at least once in the previous year, according to the American Massage Therapy College, Not only is massage therapy an effective way to help soothe sore muscles and improve … Read More

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natural painkillers - dr. axe

8 ‘You Won’t Believe It’ Natural Painkillers

With Prince’s unfortunate death linked to painkilling drugs and the recent news that even acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, affects us in ways we’re only now starting to fully understand (it makes people less empathetic), it’s more important than ever to turn to safer, scientifically proven natural painkillers when we feel discomfort. Luckily, there are plenty of natural painkillers … Read More

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GT

Graston Technique Can Stop Joint Pain, Muscle Stiffness + More

Could shiny steel instruments properly manipulated be the answer to your chronic pain and inflammation? Quite possibly, yes! The Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique and outcome-proven form of soft tissue mobilization using specially designed stainless steel instruments alongside appropriate therapeutic exercise. Graston Technique® is considered an instrument-assisted manual therapy technique just like dry needling and acupuncture, all of which are really gaining … Read More

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