Pain is part of the body's overall plan for survival.  Pain is nature's burglar alarm.   When it sounds, it means something is trying to steal yur health.  It means something is tampering with our correct body function.  It means you better do something to stop the theft.   Destroying pain through the use of sedatives or analgesics makes as much sense as turning off a burglar alarm to stop burglary.  The purpose of pain is … [Read more...]

A pain in the neck

Do you suffer recurrent headaches?  Headaches are humanities most common pain.  For 20 per cent of the population headaches are chronic or recurrent.  To someone who doesn't have such a problem, the pain of headache may seem trivial, not worthy of serious consideration.  There are many types of headaches with many different causes.  According to Dr. Alan Rapaport and Dr. Fred Sheftell, founders of the New England Center for Headache, many … [Read more...]

Natural remedies for your headache pain

Canadians spend millions of dollars on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as Tylenol, to ease their headaches.   While generally safe, these drugs may pose potentially hazardous side-effects for individual users.  At best, they may provide temporary relief.  They usually mask the symptoms while doing nothing to treat the underlying causes.   The most common headache is the muscle contraction or tension … [Read more...]

Morning aches and pains? Check your pillow

Many people wake up with neck pain, tingling in their arms or hands, or headaches.   Most people blame their stress level on this type of problem----specifically on psychological stress.  It may have something to do with stress; however, if it does, it's probably physical stress.   Take a look at your sleeping position, including the pillow you use.  Do you sleep on your stomach, back or side?   Research shows … [Read more...]

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Do suffer from unusual sensations in either of your hands or your wrists?  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem affecting many people especially those who perform repetitive hand and wrist movements. There are eight small bones called carpal bones which make up three sides of the wrist and these bones form a small tunnel through which a number of tendons and the median nerve travel to supply function to parts of the wrist and … [Read more...]