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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Non-Drug Treatment Which Works For Chronic Pain
National Center For Integrative Health

When it comes to chronic pain management, one such review of the research literature found that complementary health approaches were effective for managing chronic pain.

The recent survey, completed by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, reviewed the effectiveness of the most popular therapies. In the survey, they reviewed data from over 100 U.S. studies from the past 50 years.

In terms of safety and effectiveness, they found the following None medical treatments to be most effective;

1. Acupuncture and Yoga for Back Pain.

2. Acupuncture and Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis

3. Massage therapy for Neck Pain

4. Relaxation techniques for Headaches and Migraines

5. Relaxation techniques and Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Do You Suffer From Frequent Stomach Pains
You May Have Heart Burn - See Foods To Aviod

By Dan Austin MD
Internal Medicine

If you are the one who experiences heartburn occasionally, then you should avoid the below-mentioned foods as they can exacerbate the issue. Start avoiding these foods now if you don’t want to feel the pain of heartburn later:

1. FRIED FOOD – The biggest factor responsible for heartburn is fried food, both meat and vegetables. Fried foods aggravate your digestive system and lead to heartburn and acid reflux.

2• FAST FOOD – Fast food is full of fat, sugar and calories. So, along with this, there are many reasons why you should avoid fast food. It not only upsets your stomach but also it causes heartburn.

3• TOMATOES & TOMATO BASED SAUCE – Tomato based foods such as ketchup, marinara sauce and tomato-based soups are naturally acidic and they are not good for your stomach. Too much acid in the stomach may cause some to splash back into your esophagus.

4• CHOCOLATE – Chocolate does not mean only the chocolate bars, instead of all the decadent foods. Chocolate contains three things: cocoa, caffeine and fat. These three are the biggest responsible factor for heartburns.

5• FRUITS JUICES – The citric acid in the fruit relaxes your esophageal sphincter. Oranges and grapefruit, in particular, contribute to heartburn by making the symptoms worse.

If you pain persist and you need More Information, contact us at or visit to find an Internal Medicine or a Gastroenterology doctor in your area.

Vitamin C What It Does For The Body
What Its Defeciency Can Cause

Vitamin C plays a role in many vital functions in the body, including growth, maintenance, and repair of tissues like the skin, joints, blood vessels, bones, and teeth. It is critically important in wound healing and is also a powerful antioxidant.

Its antioxidant ability, or the ability to protect cells from free radicals, is the basis for all the hype about getting your vitamin C. Free radicals are created by exposure to environmental toxins like tobacco, heavy metals, and radiation, and are even released during normal cell metabolism. Free radicals bombard healthy cells and can leave them (and their DNA) damaged, leading to sickness and disease. Antioxidants like vitamin C protect cells against cancer, heart disease, and arthritis by neutralizing free radicals in the body.

Severe vitamin C deficiency is called scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include bruising, bleeding under the skin, poor wound healing, hair loss, tooth loss, swelling, joint pain, nosebleeds, anemia and eventually death, if the deficiency is not corrected. Today scurvy is rare because it takes such a small amount of vitamin C to prevent it. However, it is still present in some undernourished parts of the world.

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