Essential Oils: Moment by Moment Stress Support

by Rachel Raba Everything about Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and highly-charged, constantly assaulting residents’ emotions. Not surprisingly, the metro area tops Movoto’s list of stressed-out cities. Humans function as a whole, with mind, body and spirit inseparably connected, each requiring balance and nourishment for total wellness. The body’s cells are wired to self-heal. Stress interferes with this self-healing process. Anyone who ... Read More »

Break Free of Chronic Pain

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better  by Kathleen Barnes A majority of Americans feel pain on a daily basis. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Americans, or 76.2 million, are suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back pain alone keeps Americans from going to work a ... Read More »

Foods to Deal with Pain and Inflammation

by Elizabeth McMillan Inflammation is the body’s immune response to illness, toxins and disease and it can be acute (short term) or chronic (long term). Acute inflammation is the body’s first aggressive reaction to external damage from which the body recovers in hours to days. Chronic inflammation happens when the body’s defenses are continuously exposed to harmful stimuli.             Without ... Read More »

Cannabis: An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain

by Patricia C. Frye, M.D. Chronic pain is an enormous public health problem. Approximately 85 percent of American adults will experience it at some time in their lives. Medically defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain is maladaptive, in that the pain far outlasts the precipitating injury. It is a burden that affects every aspect of the ... Read More »

Stress and Sound Medicine

by Angela Blueskies In recent years, Sound Medicine has been making headlines. Instead of heading out to the pub on a Friday night, many people are now choosing sound journeys as a way to relax and unwind. To those who view music as nothing more than entertainment, Sound Medicine may sound like a New Age gimmick, and even those who ... Read More »

Cymatherapy Sound Therapy Pain-Relief Study Offer

“In the beginning was the word,” proclaims the Bible. References to sound vibration as the primordial expression from which all forms were created is also found in other ancient scriptures. Today, quantum physics postulates that everything in the universe is vibrating at specific frequencies, including every cell in our bodies—even our thoughts and emotions. But our natural frequencies can become distorted by stress, toxins and negative emotions. When our physical and ... Read More »

Mitigate Chronic Pain with a Holistic Approach

by Allan Tomson, D.C. The dilemma of chronic pain historically has created an overuse of opiates, other drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and can immobilize a person from living life fully. We take a more holistic approach. In our minds, pain gets full attention. It’s natural to give it form and substance. Yet it is not a solid ... Read More »

Overcoming Chronic Pain through Chiropractic Care

An Interview with Dr. Coy Roskosky Recently, Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to interview Dr. Coy Roskosky, of National Integrated Health Associates, to learn about the holistic work of a chiropractor to relieve chronic pain for their patients.  NA: What is your philosophy in working with patients who have chronic pain? What are some of the symptoms that these patients ... Read More »

Chronic Inflammation and Your Body

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Chronic inflammation in the body has become a modern widespread epidemic. It is the source of many diseases including cancer, obesity and heart disease, which make it the leading cause of death in the U.S. With our overly toxic lifestyles, one has to be mindful in reducing his or her exposure to toxins as much as ... Read More »

A Simple Daily Detox

by Laina Poulakos What is does it mean to detox the body? The process is not complicated and involves making simple healthy changes to one’s daily routine which improve health. A detox is a clearing from the body substances such as metals, chemicals, environmental pollutants and artificial ingredients that can have a negative effect on health. To begin a healthy ... Read More »