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Hay Fever/Allergies

Are you one of those unfortunate individuals who deal with seasonal allergies? During this time of COVID-19 and quarantine, you may be getting glaring looks from strangers if you’re walking through a grocery store sneezing. Below I outline a few things you can do to help decrease your susceptibility to allergies/hay fever. * Symptoms of …

Pain Management, Part 7

Finishing up Here we are at the end of our 7-part series on pain management. The focus has been on chronic pain, but many of these techniques and remedies are extremely useful in cases of acute pain. Pulled muscles, tension, headaches, lower back pull, ligament injury or sprain/strain can all be addressed with the things …

Pain Management, Part 6

Herbal Allies Sometimes I struggle with the Western mindset of “What drug/herb can I take for [fill in the blank] condition?” Our bodies are intended to be looked at as a whole – not parts to be treated. We’ve already discussed that pain exists to signal us that something is amiss. Why then, would our …

Pain Management, Part 4

So far, we’ve covered the topic of why we have pain and how pain is registered in the body. Today, we’re getting to the nitty gritty (and I’m saying that like Nacho Libre in my head). What are some modalities that can help decrease pain and help repair some underlying reasons for the pain? Somatic …

Pain Management, Part 3

How is Pain Registered in the Body? This series is a very basic overview, not an in-depth study on pain. There’s an amazing organization dedicated to the study of pain called the IASP (International Association of the Study of Pain) that has a comprehensive online database available to its members if you’d like more detailed …

Pain Management, Part 1

Our next mini-series will delve into the world of pain management. Did you know that pain is the #1 reason given for missed work days? Chronic pain has the ability to change a person’s entire outlook on life. It causes a person to be limited in his/her activities, affects sleep and may impact independence, resulting …

An Herbal First Aid Kit

Building a first aid kit for your home and travel is super important. I know we don’t like to think about anything bad happening, but it’s better to think ahead and prepare than to not have the things you need when an accident happens! So what should be in a first aid kit? Anything you …

Nervine Hypnotics

When you think about nervines, most of the time, you don’t think about differentiating between actions. However, different types of nervines serve different purposes. There are several types of actions: hypnotics relaxants trophorestoratives stimulants Hypnotics have the ability to induce a much stronger level of calm than nervine relaxants. These are generally used in more …