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Cancer Series V: How to Heal After the Physical and Emotional Trauma From a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer is a complex illness and being diagnosed with cancer sets off multiple reactions and changes – mind, body, and spirit. Being diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic experience. And like most traumatic experiences, it can leave a lifelong, lasting imprint on a person. Cancer Survivor, Jenny Leyh, offers advice on how to overcome […]

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Healing Tool Series: Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies

A website with objective information about integrative cancer therapies “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Patients with cancer and their family members as well as providers working with patients with cancer. This tool was created […]

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The 3 Keys to Avoiding Opioid Dependency

When I think about chronic pain, I think about my patient Margaret and her back pain. She wasn’t sure how it started – maybe she lifted her grandson wrong, or it was the extra hours on her feet at the shop. Her doctors prescribed medications and physical therapy. She had X-rays and an MRI, which […]

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Your Complete Guide to Building the Right Pain Management Team

If you’re like most people, the doctor you see most often is your primary care provider, likely a family physician or internist. And that’s certainly the place to start when you’re dealing with pain. Estimates are that primary care physicians treat about half of all people living with chronic pain. However, if your pain remains […]

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The Science Behind Why it is More Painful to be a Woman

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the US report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55% of US adults report at least some pain in the past 3 months. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent reasons for physician visits and among the […]

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How to Understand Your Pain and the Critical Way to Find Relief

When you break your leg, undergo surgery, or burn your hand, you experience pain—acute pain. With treatment and time, the pain usually disappears. But chronic pain is different. It hangs around even after the original illness or injury has improved, reminding you every day that it has no plans to vacate the premises. Technically, chronic […]

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The Natural Path to Healing Psoriasis

According to the Mayo Clinic, psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. There are a number of natural remedies […]

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How to Take an Integrative Approach to Chronic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Chronic pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition whose origins are often unknown; however traumatic injuries to the pelvic area, including accidents and vaginal childbirth complications, can contribute to this condition. Because the muscles in the pelvic floor need to relax and contract to have bowel and bladder movements, having this condition can make it difficult […]

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The Placebo Response: How Cultural Context Influences Healing

It’s been revealed that the healing effect from fake treatments could vary from 0% to 100%—even for the same disease and same treatment—depending on the context and cultural meaning in which they were delivered. In other words, the cultural context influenced the meaning, which in turn influenced the biology, the pathology, and the outcome. The […]

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Healing Tool Series: Empirical Dietary Inflammatory Index

An index to assesses diet quality based on its inflammatory potential. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers This tool was created by: Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s […]

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