Alternative Treatments That Could Help Your Low Back Pain

Acupuncture This Chinese medicine treatment has become very popular in America, most people having heard of it, or having tried it to help with their pain. The practitioner inserts very thin needles into different areas of the body that corresponds to the “chi” or energy of the patient. This has been an effective way to […]

Acupuncture Myths vs. Truths

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine treatment that is thousands of years old. Even though it has been around for a long time, many people do not understand this treatment and maybe even believe some myths surrounding it. Chronic pain is best treated by combining both western and alternative medicine options, and acupuncture is a great […]

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture  This ancient form of Chinese medicine has been shown to have a plethora of benefits, the most prominent being pain management. This procedure consists of the strategic insertion of very thin needles into different parts of the body. It has been used in the Western world to help with symptoms of many different conditions, […]

7 Ways to Relieve Your Headache

Acupuncture Acupuncture is something that everyone has heard of, but no one really knows how it works. It is the process of sticking thin needles into the skin in order to restore the even flow of energy in the body, often called qi or chi (pronounced CHEE). By restoring this flow, many have found relief […]

Can Alternative Medicine Offer Additional Options For Low Back Pain?

When dealing with any chronic pain disorder, especially low back pain, often the best approach is to combine conventional medicine and alternative medicine. Together they can work to not only provide pain relief, but manage the stress and other symptoms that come along with chronic pain. Here is a list of a few alternative medicine […]

Understanding the Role of Steroids in Pain Management

When the body experiences trauma, the tissues can become inflamed. This inflammation occurs because the cells that comprise those tissues are trying to repair the injured site. However, inflammation can also cause discomfort, swelling, and stiffness, which can greatly inhibit a person’s mobility and quality of life. To alleviate these conditions, a pain management specialist may […]


Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause is unknown. Possible causes or triggers of fibromyalgia include: Physical or […]

Treating Chronic Pain

Treating chronic pain can be challenging. Often the reason for the pain is not clear, and it may take several types or combinations of treatments before you find relief. When treatment is started, some people may have increased pain because their chronic pain has caused them to be inactive and they have lost strength and […]

Acupuncture: How the Needle Insertion Dissolves the Pain 4

The Chinese therapy of acupuncture began over 4,000 years ago but has only been prevalent in Western medicine for the last several hundred years. Acupuncture focuses on improving the body’s energy, or qi by clearing the meridians that carry the life force through the body. Blockages or imbalances in the body’s qi are believed to […]