Hydrotherapy for Arthritis Pain

Hydrotherapy for Arthritis Pain

Hydrotherapy has been around for many years and is one of the oldest medical treatments for treating diseases such as arthritis. It consists of using water (usually warm) to help sooth pains. In ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greek and Roman, they often bathed royalty with essential oils and flowers. Another version of this would be the use of Hot Springs, which has been known to improve health and circulation. Today there are different forms…

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Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis

Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects millions of people in the United States. However, the authors of a new study now warn that a significant number of people who have received a diagnosis may not, in reality, have this condition. A new study indicates that there may be many incorrect and missed diagnoses of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia experience pain all over the body, as well as fatigue, headaches, and increased sensitivity to painful…

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Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease Like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease Like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, scientists report. A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of…

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Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

Grieving the Person I Was Before Chronic Illness

by Gloria Shannon Sitting at the end of my bed, it suddenly thumps me across the chest like a ton of bricks. My lip trembles, I can feel the lump in my throat and I have to stop myself before the tears flow. I’m struggling to put on my socks and quickly I’m reminded that my life is not and never will be what it used to be. It took me a while to grieve…

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Understanding Fibromyalgia and Low Grade Fevers

Understanding Fibromyalgia and Low Grade Fevers

Fibromyalgia and low grade fevers often run hand in hand. Fibromyalgia causes debilitating pain in the muscles, the extremities and extreme fatigue. There are many possible reasons that the fevers may occur alongside fibromyalgia although doctors aren’t exactly sure of the cause of said fevers. It could be that an injury triggers the condition, and emotional trauma may also play a role. As the body fights to heal itself a fever may be present to…

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4 Hobbies Every Person with Chronic Pain Should Have

4 Hobbies Every Person with Chronic Pain Should Have

Chronic pain has a way of slowly taking over your life. You eventually reach the point where everything revolves around your pain, and I do mean everything. Over the years I have tried a fair amount of different hobbies. All in search of something that clicks and allows for a passionate distraction. It was definitely not an easy road but I regret nothing. It led me to completely turning my life around! I have learned…

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To the Friend Who Told Me ‘There’s Always a Way’ to Lose Weight, Even With Chronic Pain

To the Friend Who Told Me ‘There’s Always a Way’ to Lose Weight, Even With Chronic Pain

I’m here today near tears. Today was a slightly-worse-than-normal pain day. It wasn’t quite a full-blown “bad” pain day, but it was bad enough. That isn’t the reason for my sadness, though. I have a friend who is an amazing artist and, every now and then, offers profound statements. Today, he stated something to the effect of “people don’t want to put in the work when it comes to losing weight and they’ll do anything…

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Beware: this dangerous drug for fibromyalgia killed 10 people

A drug said to be 100 times more potent than heroin has caused over 40 overdoses and at least 10 deaths in a period of 12 days in the Sacramento area. Health officials warn people to care about the counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate usually prescribed to cancer patients and to treat chronic pain. The deadly drug is sold in the street while Norco, less powerful opiate, is from $ 3 To $…

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9 Types of Muscle Tension Caused by Trapped Emotions

9 Types of Muscle Tension Caused by Trapped Emotions

Your body is a map and storage house of every experience you have ever had. So many of us carry repressed and trapped emotions within multiple areas of our bodies, without even knowing it. In fact, we can go years, even decades, completely oblivious to the blocked energy our muscles are holding on to. This repressed energy is responsible for countless ailments and chronic health conditions that cause us great suffering. The fact is that your…

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Fibro And Narcissistic Abuse

Fibro And Narcissistic Abuse

Fibro And Narcissistic Abuse Things get trickier when the narcissist is a family member. But you can choose your response. You can also learn new ways of coping with difficult people. Sometimes just knowing the other person is the one with the issues is liberating. As someone who’s survived narcissistic abuse, I feel it’s my duty to raise awareness of these types of character disorders, which cause so much drama and destruction. Is Fibro Caused…

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