Yoga For Relief From Aches And Pains – Video

Pain relief, Stress Management, Video, Yoga
This video demonstrates how Yoga can be used to relive stress related conditions and day to day aches and pains. [KGVID width="640" height="480"]https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/jeannecs/YogaForAchesVideo.mp4[/KGVID] Click Here for more Health, Fitness and Personal Development Videos Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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What Is Hypnosis

Holistic Medicine, Natural Healing, Pain relief
Hypnosis often conjures images of contrived amusement best done in magic shows and sleazy nightclubs. But once you get past your prejudices and fear of the often misunderstood if not unknown, you may discover in hypnosis a potent treatment method for alleviating a host of symptoms and disorders. What Is Hypnosis Hypnosis is more than hocus pocus and is not quackery when done correctly with the proper goals in mind. Hypnotherapy, or the use of hypnosis to treat pain and other symptoms, is a valid medical intervention that has been practiced in various cultures for thousands of years long before traveling circuses featured it as a sideshow during the late 19th century. Today, hypnosis is acknowledged by the scientific community as a veritable alternative treatment method usually used in conjunction…
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Home Remedies For Treating Foot Pain

Health, Natural Healing, Pain relief
Foot pain is another common ailment and can occur as a result of wearing bad shoes, work, wearing high heels for extended periods of time, wearing shoes without proper support in the arch or instep, and most commonly from being on your feet the whole day. Sometimes, foot pain can be due to twisting your ankle or missing a step on the stairs and landing on the foot too hard. Soak If the foot pain is simply soreness due to fatigue from being on your feet the whole day or from wearing the wrong shoes try soaking your feet in hot water with Epsom salt. There are also wonderful foot baths available that include jets that can provide blissful relief. Sand Put some sand in a pillow case and fold…
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Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Arthritis Pain

Inflammation, Natural Healing, Pain relief
Fibromyalgia and arthritis are medical conditions that are both associated with pain that can be chronic and debilitating. While fibromyalgia involves flu-like, muscle pain throughout the body, arthritis involves joint pain and inflammation. Both diseases have no exact causes, and medical treatments range from palliative to preventive approaches. Both conditions typically lead to debilitating pain and can truly affect the quality of one’s life. Conventional Medicine Versus Complementary Alternative Treatment Methods The problem with using conventional medicine is that the effects are usually limited. Because both of these conditions are incurable, the aim of medications and treatments are often symptomatic and temporary only. On the other hand, using alternative medicine provides long-term and reliable results, which do not just address the symptoms, but prevent them from reoccurring as well. The…
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What Are Opiate Agonist and Antagonist Drugs

Health, Opiods, Pain relief
If you turn on the news, it doesn’t take long to hear about the opiate crisis in the United States. There’s a lot of discussion about these drugs and how they behave. You may have heard the terms “agonist” and “antagonist” but not really understand them. Read on to learn more about the differences between these two categories of drugs. Opiate Agonist Agonist drugs are those that activate opioid receptors in the brain and other areas of the body. These drugs bind to receptors found on the cells of the brain and then cause a reaction. In the case of opiates, the when these drugs activate the receptors the result is that pain signals are blocked. However, they can also cause side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, constipation, mental confusion…
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Taking Opioids When Pregnant

Health, Opiods, Pain relief
Opioids are drugs that are frequently prescribed for pain relief – and often even prescribed during pregnancy.  But are they safe to take when pregnant?  According to most research the answer is no.  However, physicians still prescribe these medications frequently. In fact, a study of women using Medicaid from 47 states found that 21.6% of women filled at least one opioid prescription while they were pregnant.  If your doctor prescribes medication, it may seem safe.  But in the case of opioids there can be devastating consequences. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4795985/) It’s important for you to understand what these drugs can do during pregnancy and make an informed decision.  According to the March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to healthy pregnancies and births, there is much danger in using opioids during pregnancy. Women who…
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Opioid Induced Constipation

Health, Opiods, Pain relief
Opioid medications are frequently used to help manage pain – both acute pain and chronic pain. While they are very effective at pain relief, that relief can come with a price. Opioids have side effects and many of them are related to the gastrointestinal system. One side effect is the slowing down of the gut leading to constipation. This is the most common side effect and also one of the most debilitating. While other side effects may go away with time, constipation tends to be a side effect that stays present even with long-term use. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4772344/) So how can you manage when constipation becomes a problem? There are two different approaches – those that use medications and those that don’t. Both can be effective tools in managing this problem and…
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Are You At Risk For Opioid Addiction?

Health, Opiods, Pain relief
While anyone can become addicted to opioid medications, there are some risk factors that make one more likely to have dependence. Let’s take a look at some of those factors that can help screen patients for potential abuse. Genetics As science is breaking open the secrets of DNA, we’re finding out that more and more of our problems are related to genetics. Addiction is no different. If someone has a family history of addiction, they’re at greater risk for developing it as well. While some people can use opioids and have no problems with addiction, there are some that feel the effects of addiction early in their use. Genetics may play a bigger role than any other factor. In fact, scientists estimate that genetics are responsible for 50-75% of addiction…
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Safe Use and Disposal Guidelines For Opiods

Health, Opiods, Pain relief
Opioids are prescription pain relievers that your doctor may prescribe to help you experience pain relief. This can be for acute pain or for chronic pain. While they may be prescribed, they are also highly addictive even when used as prescribed. It’s important to follow some safety guidelines to help prevent addiction for both you and those living in your household. Read on to learn some basic safety guidelines that will help you to make your home as safe as possible. Don’t Mix Medications and Other Substances When you begin taking opioids, it’s important to make sure they won’t interact with any other medications that you take. You should also avoid alcohol or any other type of illegal drug as this can be dangerous and cause overdose. Use Caution with…
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Pregnancy and Opioids

Health, Opiods, Pain relief
One of the most tragic results of the opioid epidemic in the United States is the rising number of babies being born addicted to opiates.  Exposure to opiates in utero can have immediate consequences at birth as well as long-term consequences. Pregnancy and Opioids While opioids should not be taken during pregnancy, many women are prescribed them during their pregnancy.  On the one hand there is a problem of women taking prescribed drugs and then on the other there are women who are taking these drugs illegally.  And in both cases there can be detrimental effects for babies exposed to them. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome When a pregnant woman uses opioids, the drugs can cross the barrier of the placenta and get into the developing baby’s body.  Just as it does…
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