Resolved: Stay Relaxed, Avoid Stress

Everyone knows about stress. It’s that period when you start to feel overwhelmed, lacking control, and stuck in a situation that no matter what you do cannot be changed. Fortunately, there are valuable stress management tools you can learn to help you react to those...

Acupuncture for Pain Control

Pain, an unpleasant sensation that occurs in response to tissue injury, is a normal protective process that lets us know when something is wrong. Our nervous system is made up of the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (nerve fibers, nerve endings,...

A Mind’s Perception of Pain

Why does it seem that some people’s pain threshold is greater than others? Why do some people grab their jaw when they hear the mere word “dentist” or some mothers hold their belly when they see a very pregnant woman walk by? A lot of it depends on an individuals’...

Pain and the Gate Control Theory

Pain, an unpleasant sensation that occurs in response to tissue injury, is a normal protective mechanism that signifies that something is wrong. Our nervous system is made up of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system...

Depression Often Linked with Pain

Like the famous question, “What comes first, the chicken or the egg?” both depression and pain can be the other’s cause or effect. While depression can generate and amplify pain due to an imbalance in neurotransmitters, extended pain, in turn, can cause a person to...