Category Archives for "Chronic Pain"

NSAIDs — The Dangers and the Alternatives for Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain or severe pain. The conventional medical model teaches us to reach first for medication to relieve pain, with ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at the top of the list. However, with research mounting to show NSAIDs have a […]

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What Chronic Pain Does to Your Brain Over Time

Chronic pain can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their activity levels, ability to work, emotional state, and personal relationships. While these negative effects can be fairly obvious, what can go unseen is what chronic pain does to your brain. Mounting evidence suggests that chronic pain leads to alterations in brain structure and […]

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Activating Cannabinoid Receptors Without Medical Marijuana

You’ve likely heard the debate surrounding medical marijuana and know that its advocates swear by benefits like chronic pain and anxiety relief—but psychoactive cannabis is legal in less than half of the states in the U.S. The human body, however, has a system of receptors that affect pain, mood, inflammation, appetite and other things that […]

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