Chronic Illness

6 Reasons To Try Acupuncture

6 Reasons To Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional healing method involving the insertion of needles into certain acupoints in the body. Practiced for a few thousand years, acupuncture has spread all over the world....

How To Manage Stress During The Holiday Season

How To Manage Stress During The Holiday Season

If you struggle with anxiety, the upcoming holidays can cause so much stress that it is near impossible to enjoy the time spent with family and friends. To keep your stress level at a minimum, there are a number of coping strategies that can help you regulate your breathing and feel more in control of your emotions....

Are Opioids An Option For My Chronic Pain?

Are Opioids An Option For My Chronic Pain?

Are you seeking a solution for your chronic pain? Opioids and chronic pain are often discussed together, but it's important to understand the pros and cons of narcotic use before asking your doctor for a prescription. Here's what you should know about chronic pain management and opioids....

Why It's Okay To Grieve Your Chronic Illness Diagnosis

Why It's Okay To Grieve Your Chronic Illness Diagnosis

One aspect of coping with chronic illness that gets very little attention is grief. The loss of health and function are often unavoidable. But with proper coping mechanisms and support, it is possible to use that diagnosis to start living the life you want on your own terms....

Painsomnia:  Getting A Good Night Sleep With Chronic Pain

Painsomnia: Getting A Good Night Sleep With Chronic Pain

Sleeping with chronic pain can feel impossible, and poor sleep quality may lead to intensified pain the next day. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve your sleep quality and ultimately your physical and mental health. Learn what medical professionals recommend to help you get a good night's rest....

5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety That Accompanies Chronic Illness

5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety That Accompanies Chronic Illness

For many people, fear and chronic illness are simultaneous experiences. The stress of having sickness or pain that lingers over a long period of time can add up, causing you to experience anxiety. Fortunately, you do not have to endure this fear alone and can employ several strategies that help....

Coffee And Parkinson's Disease

Coffee And Parkinson's Disease

Did you know that drinking coffee may prevent the development of Parkinson's Disease? Well actually its the caffeine that plays an important role. A recent study found that caffeine in coffee seems to offer some help....

Parkinson's Disease: Recommendations For Wellness

Parkinson's Disease: Recommendations For Wellness

While there is no know cure for Parkinson's disease, there are a number of things one can do to help reduce your risk of developing this disorder, including natural supplements, and vitamins, dietary changes, reducing stress, and more....

Hepatitis C:  The Silent Epidemic

Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic

Most people don't know they have Hepatitis C and there are no symptoms, why should you even be concerned? You should be concerned because while some people have a normal life span without any significant liver damage, others develop irreversible scarring resulting in liver failure or liver cancer....