Cancer, Cannabis, And You

New treatments for pain and nausea are available but come pre-packaged with social stigmas. Cancer and its treatment are often painful, and doctors are always on the lookout for ways to relieve discomfort. This usually means prescribing opioids, which are an effective way to treat pain associated with tumors and chemotherapy. However, these can be …

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7 Ways to Fit Relaxation into a Busy Schedule

Having a busy schedule whether it be work, parenting or a mix can be a stressful and tiring experience. It is important to look after yourself and fit in time to relax from everyday struggles. Whether this is from a long week at work, looking after the kids, or approaching deadlines, it is important to …

These hospital nurses are healing with their hands

  This story was originally published by A Beautiful Perspective. Read more from ABP’s current TOUCH Issue. We don’t stop at the skin. With the practice of Healing Touch, hospitals are exploring the medicinal power of human contact and converting skeptics into practitioners. “So I’m watching her do this and I’m just ready to spew …

Treating Lower Back Pain Without Opioids

Dr. Christo is proud to host: Treating Lower Back Pain Without Opioids This video covers: -Acupuncture -Chiropractic Care -Thermal Therapy -Physical Therapy -Massage Therapy This video is available to patients and physicians. If you are a patient, please click here and select the button “Go Straight to the Video (No CME)”. If you are a …

Four New Year’s Resolutions You Haven’t Made Yet

We are all aware of standard New Year’s resolutions – eat healthier and exercise more to lose weight and improve our lives. Both foods and exercise can have important pain-reducing effects. In addition, let’s consider lesser known strategies for feeling better, and overcoming pain in the New Year. Find someone who inspires you: Many celebrities …

Summit on Balanced Pain Management Underscores Need for Access, Coverage

“I didn’t like feeling like a victim.  I liked feeling like a warrior.”  So explained Ally Hilfiger – artist, author and daughter of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger – who told her story of overcoming Lyme disease at the annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management.  The summit featured U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) as well as members of the …

28th Annual AIPM Meeting

Dr. Paul Christo Speaks at the 28TH Annual Meeting of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management Clinicians and healthcare professionals were able to: -Learn about the newest, evidence-based, integrative approaches to pain management — for everything from headache and neuropathic pain, to fibromyalgia and back pain. -Hear about best practices in team-based care for the …

Is Essential Oil Vaping Safe?

The Rise Of The “Personal Diffuser” Essential Oils Stick These pens are offered as a portable option for your favorite scent. But are they safe? *Originally published on Rodale’s OrganicLife Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and where there are clouds of vegetable glycerin vapor, there are probably essential oil vaporizer pens. Often called a “personal diffuser” …

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with a relapse. Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement on Facebook that she soon learned her cancer had returned and “metastasized to the sacrum.” Metastasis is the development of secondary malignant …

Dr. Christo Contributes to Thrive Global

Overcoming Pain Advice from an expert. Originally published on Thrive Global.  Chronic pain affects 116 million U.S. adults, and 40% of people living in developing countries. It doesn’t spare the more vulnerable members of society either. For instance, 20% of all children are affected by chronic pain and the prevalence increases among older adults. Pain-relief …