Audioanalgesia: Music that Soothes the Body & Soul

Music has been used since the ancient times to influence health and help us deal with pain and distress. In fact, music can reduce pain during surgery and have a positive effect on chronic pain or terminal illness. For 30 years, Andrea (Andy) Cooper has battled chronic spinal pain.  She’s found an ally, though in …

Pooches, Pets and Pain Relief

Most of us have felt the soothing sensations of stroking the fur of our pets, especially dogs and cats.  But, is there any actual evidence of this connection between our four-legged friends and us?  Actually, published studies show that animal assisted therapy optimizes healing, and therapy dogs provide benefits across a broad range of medical …

Foods that Fight Pain & Slim the Body

If you’re like most of us, we sing the praises of good food.  Yet, we fight the battle of the waistline all the time.  More and more, we’re finding that what we eat – or don’t eat – can make a huge difference in how we feel.  But, can food really act as a pain …

Is Pain a Curse from God?

When pain overwhelms us, we feel compelled to ask, “Why did this happen to me?”  “Did I do something wrong?”  “Is this experience a curse from God?”  Religion is an important aspect of life for many people and often not discussed in the health care setting. Yet, people often rely on their faith when faced …

Yoga for Well Being and Comfort Part II

The word “yoga” causes most of us to imagine twisting our bodies into human pretzels, but yoga is one of the Top 10 most popular alternative medicine therapies for health. Along with massage and Pilates, consumers rate Yoga equivalent to prescription medications for easing low back pain. Our guests today will share the beneficial effects …

Yoga for Well Being and Comfort Part I

The word “yoga” causes most of us to imagine twisting our bodies into human pretzels, but yoga is one of the Top 10 most popular alternative medicine therapies for health. Along with massage and Pilates, consumers rate Yoga equivalent to prescription medications for easing low back pain. Our guests today will share the beneficial effects …