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Are they pain cure-alls? No, but they may help ease your aching head, belly, or bones. Here’s what’s known about the medicinal qualities of ginger and turmeric, and how to incorporate them into your diet.

The medicinal qualities of ginger and turmeric may provide pain relief for certain chronic conditions.

Military veteran Andrew Vincelette suffered from debilitating PTSD until hope and healing arrived in the form of a furry, four-legged friend named Doc.

Learn how a service dog named Doc brought life and hope back to a military veteran suffering from pain and debilitating PTSD

When you're trying to reduce pain, the types and amounts of food you eat can make a difference.

A registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator explains why eating too much protein could be contributing to your pain.

She makes you feel cherished every day of the year. So on Mother’s Day, don't miss the opportunity to treat your Mom, or Grandma, to some VIP pampering. If she lives with chronic pain, we've got some great ideas for you. Check out our guide with 7 suggestions from people who live with pain and physicians who treat it.

If your mom or grandma lives with chronic pain, check out our thoughtful gift ideas suggested by physicians who treat it and others who live with it.

The first randomized, controlled study to observe the effects of Chair Yoga on osteoarthritis reports many benefits for people with joint pain and stiffness. Learn more about the study and how you can reduce pain exercising in a seated position.

New study shows Chair Yoga reduces pain and is an effective treatment for osteoarthritis. Learn more about the benefits of this gentle form of exercise and how it could help you.

While Santa seems to have his gift-giving down to a science—with time left over to check his naughty and nice lists twice—many of us find the task downright daunting. That may be especially true when shopping for a friend or family member living with chronic pain. But don’t break a sweat just yet. We’ve done the legwork for you and like good little elves, are here to make your lives easier. Here are 11 great gift ideas.

Read our guide to gifts selected especially for the needs of people living with chronic pain. Ease their pain and bring joy and comfort to them this holiday season with a thoughtful gift.

Acupuncture may sound like an exotic—maybe even improbable—treatment for chronic pain. But this age-old Chinese medical practice has been increasingly accepted in this country as an alternative treatment for low back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis, and is now covered by some American insurance companies.

 

Acupuncture can be an effective alternative therapy for people suffering from chronic pain. Learn more about this ancient procedure.

Kids may be famously needle-shy but scientists have shown that fear can be overcome and that acupuncture used in conjuction with Western medicine, can be beneficial for a variety of pediatric conditions.

Learn the results of a study on children that shows promise for pain management in the pediatric population.

New study finds mindfulness meditation reduces pain intensity through a non-opioid process in the brain.

Om—scientists discover a non-opioid pain pathway in the brain to help reduce pain through mindful meditation.

If your child misses school or other activites due to headaches, it makes sense to educate yourself about the causes, treatment options and lifestyle modifications that can help your child of any age manage the symptoms and get back to the business of growing up.

If your child is missing out on school and fun because of headaches, here's what you need to know to help her manage the symptoms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses several methods designed to help patients achieve and maintain health. To follow are 6 modern therapeutic methods used, including acupuncture.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses several methods designed to help patients achieve and maintain health.

These simple eating tips from Cherie Calbom, MSN, tell you what you can and can't eat to reduce your body's inflammation and reduce pain.

 

Simple eating and juicing tips from Cherie Calbom, MSN, can help reduce your body's inflammation and reduce pain.

If you are having elective surgery, bring along your favorite tunes. New study shows listening to music after surgery can be as effective as medications for reducing pain and anxiety.

If you are having elective surgery, bring along your favorite tunes. New study shows listening to music after surgery can be as effective as medications for reducing post-op pain and anxiety.

How you can take responsibility for your self-management through spirituality and Healing Touch.

How spirituality and Healing Touch can help you take responsibility for your self-management and help improve your pain.
Hypnosis and biofeedback are sometimes combined as an alternative treatment for patient with chronic pain. Learn how hypnosis and biofeedback can benefit you.
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