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Himalayan Salt: Can it Really Halt a Migraine Attack?

A migraine episode is a debilitating combination of a severe headache and other neurologically related symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, numbness or tingling in the face or extremities, and extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and smell.  Migraines are no small problem either – an estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffer from this prevalent [...]

2020-03-25T05:35:33+00:00August 25th, 2019|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Himalayan Salt: Can it Really Halt a Migraine Attack?

Scoliosis and Chiropractic: Is Chiropractic the Natural Solution?

To have a proper discussion on scoliosis and chiropractic, we need to begin by asking the question: What is scoliosis? After answering that question, we will take a closer look at some of the possible causes of scoliosis. Then, we will address some of the research that discusses scoliosis and chiropractic care. What Is Scoliosis? [...]

2020-03-24T23:57:52+00:00July 28th, 2019|Low Back Pain / Sciatica|Comments Off on Scoliosis and Chiropractic: Is Chiropractic the Natural Solution?

Worries of Fibromyalgia Sufferers and How to Turn Them Around

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain processing disorder. It causes widespread pain, sleep issues with associated fatigue, cognitive changes, often depression, and anxiety.  Approximately 4 million adults across the United States experience this historically poorly understood but common health condition. Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses can be extremely difficult to live. They affect you physically and [...]

2020-03-23T07:42:12+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Worries of Fibromyalgia Sufferers and How to Turn Them Around

Traditional Vertigo Treatment Versus Natural Forms of Care

    If you are suffering the debilitating effects of recurring or severe vertigo, then you want the best care possible. Does that mean using traditional treatments, or should you try to find natural vertigo remedies? We are going to take a look at both forms of care so that you can make an informed [...]

2020-03-19T09:34:04+00:00May 26th, 2019|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Traditional Vertigo Treatment Versus Natural Forms of Care

Do You Have These Telltale Signs of a TMJ Disorder?

Living with a TMJ disorder can be an uphill battle for many sufferers.  A problem with your jaw can cause symptoms that disrupt your talking or eating. In short, it can have a profound impact on the quality of life.  TMJ is the abbreviation for temporomandibular joint, and your body has two – one on [...]

2020-03-18T15:18:11+00:00April 28th, 2019|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Do You Have These Telltale Signs of a TMJ Disorder?

Debunking the Worst Neck Pain Misconceptions

One of the most common types of pain that a person can experience is neck pain. However, a common problem does not mean that we know everything about it or that you can trust everything you read online. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions about neck pain, so you can dispel wrong ideas and [...]

2020-03-16T12:57:49+00:00March 24th, 2019|Neck Pain|Comments Off on Debunking the Worst Neck Pain Misconceptions

3 Natural Ways to Try and Conquer Migraines

If you suffer from migraines, you are probably willing to try just about anything to get rid of them. Doctors usually have an arsenal of prescription medications to recommend. However, these have varying degrees of success from person to person. Even if the medication helps a little, you may find that the side effects outweigh [...]

2020-03-11T05:19:49+00:00February 24th, 2019|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on 3 Natural Ways to Try and Conquer Migraines

Back Pain – The Primary Causes and Solutions

Back pain affects about 80% of people at some point in life. Whether you are dealing with chronic back pain or your pain just started, you are no doubt looking for answers. What has caused your back pain? Is there a natural way to get relief so you don’t feel compelled to reach for NSAIDs [...]

2019-01-28T23:07:54+00:00January 27th, 2019|Back Pain, Scoliosis|Comments Off on Back Pain – The Primary Causes and Solutions

What to Do if Your Child Gets Migraines

Most people realize that migraines are a common problem for adults, but did you know that kids frequently get them as well? About 10% of children are migraineurs, and the number of boys with migraines actually outnumbers girls until puberty sets in. Here are some things that you should know about migraines in children. And [...]

2020-03-10T06:46:00+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on What to Do if Your Child Gets Migraines

Important Tips for Living with Vertigo (and Conquering It)

Restrictive diets, medications that are riddled with side effects, and invasive surgeries with dangerous consequences. Are these the vertigo treatments being suggested by your doctor? If you are ready to get vertigo under control without all the risks, this article is for you. We’re going to consider some natural ways to conquer vertigo, concluding with [...]

2020-03-04T15:33:54+00:00November 25th, 2018|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Important Tips for Living with Vertigo (and Conquering It)