A Brief Overview of Pain Relief and Acupuncture

Introduction For those living with pain, it can be debilitating. It can interfere with your ability to sleep, work, and to enjoy life (SIGN, 2013). It can also aggravate other health conditions and lead to depression and anxiety symptoms. With this in mind, relieving pain requires a holistic approach that embraces the whole person, not… Read More

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Improve Strength, Pain, and Mobility with Physiotherapy

Introduction Physiotherapy involves the use of movement to restore skeletal and muscular function, correct impairments, ease pain, and maintain a better quality of life. For example, adults aged 18-60 with back pain and sciatica showed less disability and decreased back pain after one month of physiotherapy compared to a group of adults who just attended back care… Read More

Is Mindfulness Training Useful for Military Personnel with Chronic Pain?

Research Paper Title Adapting Mindfulness Training for Military Service Members With Chronic Pain. Background Rates of chronic pain in military personnel are disproportionately high. Chronic pain is often associated with mental health and substance use disorders as comorbid conditions, making treatment of chronic pain complex. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are a promising behavioural approach to managing… Read More

Linking Dietary Supplements & Ingredients & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Research Paper Title Dietary Ingredients as an Alternative Approach for Mitigating Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Practice and Research in the Military. Background Approximately 55-76% of Service members use dietary supplements for various reasons, including pain and related outcomes. This work evaluates current research on dietary ingredients for chronic musculoskeletal pain to inform decisions… Read More

What are the Prognostic Factors in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 Occurring in the Korean Army?

Research Paper Title Prognostic Factors in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 Occurring in the Korean Army. Background In Korea, patients diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in the army are typically discharged from the army; however, the course of the disease after discharge is not known. The purpose of this study was to… Read More

3 Awesome Health Benefits of Marijuana

The use of cannabis as a medical or psychoactive plant can trace its roots to antiquity. In fact, the use of marijuana dates back to the time before Christ. A 2700-year-old grave of a shaman was discovered to what is now known as the Yanghai Tombs – an expansive ancient cemetery located in the modern-day… Read More

How Does CBD Make You Feel?

Cannabidiol, or more widely known as CBD, is a rising star in the world of alternative medicine. As a close cousin of marijuana, it is often sought after for its ability to calm the nerves down. CBD is usually ingested orally, for example CBD Armour, though some products can also be applied topically as a… Read More