Aromatherapy and Its Use in Chronic Pain

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by Blaire Morriss, ANP-BC, RN If you’ve ever smelled lavender and felt calmed, or had the perfume of a freshly peeled orange brighten a moment, you’ve directly experienced the powerful effects of scent. Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, has experienced renewed popularity in recent years as a tool on the journey of health and wellness. … Read more

Encouragement for Pain Sufferers

…Where seldom is heard a discouraging word by Dee Emmerson, TCC Writer The old ballad, “Home, Home on the Range” paints a picture of buffalo, deer and antelope roaming under never-cloudy skies—an idealistic view that omitted any mention of human interaction. The recurring theme did, however, allude to something we get from people or give away generously: discouragement. … Read more

Overcome Your Fear and Conquer Your Pain

If you are reading this post, you are probably already well-versed in how chronic pain can interrupt your own — or a loved one’s — ability to perform simple activities and function on a day-to-day basis. You may even start off your day dreading the thought of just trying to get through it. When we … Read more

Autoimmune & Pain CHAT 2016

What You Can Do to Live Better with an Autoimmune Illness Transcript HighlightsDr. Paul ChristoApril 7, 2016 Welcome! Thank you for joining us today for “What You Can Do to Live Better with an Autoimmune Illness.” This Facebook chat will be hosted by Dr. Paul Christo and will cover topics such as: – Treatments (both … Read more

How Yoga Makes You Stronger and More Resilient

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Doctors are finding that one of the best ways to experience stress relief and improve your mood is yoga. Science shows that this ancient art of focused stretching and breathing can change brain chemistry for the better. If you suffer from chronic pain, you know that stress makes it worse. And the combination of pain … Read more

The Surprising Benefits of Keeping a Pain Journal

If you’re not keeping a pain journal, maybe you should consider it. From tracking flare-ups to reducing stress, this simple exercise has many positives. Putting pen to paper doesn’t seem like magic. In fact, for many people it may seem tedious. But studies have shown that, not only does it benefit people in general, it … Read more

Is Pain Management Coaching Right For You?

Chronic pain has a life-crushing impact. Becky Curtis, founder and pain coach at Take Courage Coaching, knows this firsthand. After a near-fatal car accident and subsequent development of central nerve pain, she almost became another statistic. Here, we talk with her about how she transformed her experience into a personal coaching career that not only helps other … Read more

Popular Adult Coloring Books Distract from Pain and More

Who knew our Facebook post on adult coloring books would cause such a stir? The post and article – Why Coloring Could Be the New Alternative to Meditation – received numerous comments and photos of your beautiful artwork. Many of you said that coloring relieves stress and tension of your pain condition. So, we wanted to learn more about this … Read more

The Health Benefits of Tea

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Ahhhh … a warm mug of tea can make you feel good on a cold day, but did you know tea is actually good for you? From cancer prevention and immune system support to controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure, there are many health benefits associated with drinking tea. Here’s what you need to know: … Read more