Once thought of as an “old person’s disease,” arthritis affects more than 50 million American adults and nearly 300,000 children each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is the country’s leading cause of disa... Read More
Roughly 30% of Americans experience chronic pain, making it difficult to perform the simplest of daily tasks. Pain can literally strip the joy out of life. But chronic pain doesn’t have to be debilitating. Research indicates that you can get natura... Read More
Every day I hear stories from patients who experience debilitating, chronic pain.
One of my patients wakes up every morning to an aching sinus infection. Another suffers from a “shooting” pain sensation in the lower back.
An older patient of mine... Read More
Plantar fasciitis—a painful inflammation on the sole of the foot, also known as “policeman’s heel”—can make it difficult to get around. For most, getting relief from heel pain usually means staying off the affected foot for days on end. How... Read More
Here’s something positive on the health news front. Researchers at the Pain Research Center at the University of Utah have discovered that music could help reduce pain symptoms. Music, it seems, really can create a distraction that diverts our ... Read More
Much of alternative health has to do with mind-body efforts. And much of that begins with focused breathing. The simple act of breathing has been proven many times to be one of the most effective pain-relieving natural remedies. A new study has deliv... Read More
(Note: This week, Dr. Juan will be focusing on a serious disorder that affects a lot of people: anxiety. Here’s part three of his intriguing three-part series)
Only one in five people with an anxiety disorder seek professional help. Many try t... Read More
How does acupuncture work? It’s a question that doesn’t need to be asked by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. But in Western medicine, the answers to the questions “how” and “why” are crucial before a ... Read More