Arthritis Sufferers Turning to Alternative Therapies

According to this arthritis expert, alternative treatments are becoming more popular with arthritis pain sufferers because traditional medicines haven’t been able to provide lasting relief for many. Among the most common therapies are acupuncture, which has been shown to help relieve pain, and exercise, which can improve the patient’s range of motion. Read the full article here: Alternative remedies for joint pain

Quell Wearable Pain Relief Device To Go Retail

For those who have been waiting for the wearable pain relief device Quell, it looks like it will be available for sale in stores soon since a distribution deal was recently struck. Quell claims to relieve pain by stimulating the nerves and causing the brain to send out pain blocking signals. Read the full article here: Wearable pain relief device set to hit store shelves due to distribution alliance

Pain Relief and Other Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods

Spicy foods may be a taste preference for some, but research has shown that it can have a real effect on the body. In addition to speeding up the metabolism and slowing down the aging process, chili peppers offer medicinal properties. One such benefit is that the heat component called capsaicin helps to reduce pain by improving circulation. Read the full article here: Spicy food: The pros and cons of added heat in your meal

Turmeric Found to Provide More RA Relief Than NSAIDs

For rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, turmeric may be the most effective remedy to reduce pain. Based on one study, the group that took only curcumin, the anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric, experienced more relief from joint swelling than the otherĀ  groups. One took only NSAIDs and interestingly, the other took a combination of NSAIDs and curcumin. Read the full article here: Turmeric Is a Natural Remedy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain That Might Help You

The Pain Relieving Power of Music

You may work out to music to keep your mind occupied or boost your energy, but according to one study, listening to music can actually cause the brain to release natural painkilling chemicals called opioids. Another interesting finding is that people’s pain thresholds get higher as they participate in the music like singing or dancing along. Read the full article here: Why it IS easier to work out to music

A Pharmacist Recommends His Favorite Natural Remedies

In this news video, an herbal pharmacist who used to work with traditional medicines talks about the high prevalence of plant compounds in pharmaceutical drugs. He then goes on to recommend Perluxan, an extract from hops, as a replacement for Ibuprofen. It reportedly has the same pain relieving effect without the gastrointestinal issues. Read the full article here: Natural solutions for pain, inflammation and stress