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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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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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Stem cell myths - Dr. Axe

Stem Cell Myths: Can This Therapy Really Prevent Surgery?

As many of you know, I’m a big proponent of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. These regenerative injections harness the power of a person’s very own cells to stimulate healing and repair for all sorts of conditions. The range of conditions stem cell and PRP therapies can help heal is impressive, from debilitating back pain and osteoarthritis to torn … Read More

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Neti Pot: 6 Health Benefits of Nasal Irrigation

A neti pot is used for nasal irrigation. Nasal irrigation? It may sound strange, but it’s simply the act of flushing out your nasal cavity. A neti pot allows a user to do just that quickly and efficiently with a solution of purified water and salt. Yes, that’s right — just two simple ingredients. If there is any mucus or allergens … Read More

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Music Therapy: Benefits and Uses for Anxiety, Depression + More

It’s believed that music has been used since practically the beginning of time to help humans deal with difficult feelings and better connect to one another. Because of its strong and immediate influence over our emotions, coupled with its ability to naturally increase neurochemicals — including “feel good” endorphins — music is now being added to many rehabilitation programs across the … Read More

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Sensory Deprivation Tank Science: How ‘Floating’ Works & Proven Benefits

Whether referred to as sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks or simply “floating,” deprivation therapy treatments diminish nearly all sights, sounds, smells and touch, earning a reputation for naturally easing many ailments. Floaters report sensory deprivation tank benefits include insomnia cures and relief from chronic pain, anxiety, depression and even addiction. Perhaps the beauty in all of this is that these reported benefits are … Read More

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5 Stem Cell Therapy Benefits — for Joint Pain, Heart Disease & Even Alzheimer’s

Clinical research regarding stem cell therapy benefits has grown dramatically in recent decades. The most promising thing about stem cell therapy — and similar prolotherapy treatments including PRP — is that they offer relief for patients with chronic pain and difficult-to-heal injuries, all without medications or risky reconstructive surgeries. Today researchers are also uncovering ways to apply stem cell treatments … Read More

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Herbal medicine - Dr. Axe

Herbal Medicine Benefits & the Top Medicinal Herbs More People Are Using

Did you know that about 25 percent of the drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants? Of the 252 drugs in the World Health Organization’s essential medicine list, 11 percent are exclusively of plant origin. In fact, about 200 years ago the first pharmacological compound, morphine, was produced from opium extracted from the seed pods of the poppy flower. Since then, … Read More

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6 Major PRP Treatment Benefits, Including for Pain, Injury & Arthritis

Have you heard about platelet-rich plasma yet? If you deal with pain, arthritis or injuries, then you’re going to want to read up about this revolutionary procedure. Commonly referred to as PRP, it’s used in prolotherapy treatments for wound and soft tissue healing. PRP treatments work by supplying injured areas with natural proteins, cytokines, stem cells and other bioactive growth … Read More

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Biofeedback therapy - Dr. Axe

Biofeedback Therapy: A Proven Treatment for 16+ Medical Conditions

Various forms of biofeedback therapy — performed using certain muscle relaxation, breath and mental exercises — are now being proven in numerous studies to treat more than a dozen health conditions. But how does this mind-body intervention work? At its roots, biofeedback therapy helps reduce a wide range of symptoms by lowering sympathetic arousal. Through identifying and changing certain mental activities and physical reactions, biofeedback … Read More

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What Is Aromatherapy? 9 Ways It Benefits Health

Alternative treatments, such as aromatherapy, are now offered in therapeutic practices, including massage centers, yoga studios and spas, even hospice settings and chiropractic offices. So what is aromatherapy, exactly? Aromatherapy essential oils are made using dozens of different medicinal plants, flowers, herbs, roots and trees grown all over the world — which have proven, powerful effects on improving physical, emotional … Read More

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