#45 Relaxation: Beyond a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you relaxed? I’m not talking about the minutes watching television over dinner. Honestly, that is what came to my mind first, for who doesn’t enjoy a cozy movie night or Netflix binge? Upon further reflection,…

When Depression Accompanies Pain

When Depression Accompanies Pain

Depression is the most common mental health disorder, and the leading cause of disability in the world. One in five individuals will suffer depression in their lifetime. Psychological symptoms include depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of worthlessness…

#29 Acupuncture and Pain Relief

#29 Acupuncture and Pain Relief

Acupuncture is a millennia-old practice that originated in China, where thin needles are inserted at specific points in the body. It is commonly used to treat pain, relieve stress, and improve sleep and digestive function. Acupuncture is effective in the…

#28 Capsaicin: An Effective Treatment for Neuropathy

#28 Capsaicin: An Effective Treatment for Neuropathy

Capsaicin has a Long History Capsaicin (pronounced cap-say-sin), is a chemical compound found in hot peppers, with properties that can provide pain relief but also, in some instances, cause skin irritation.  It has a long history, likely dating back many…