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Connecting Mood Wellness

Walking and Rumination

Feeling in an emotional rut or want to get the creative juices flowing? The solution can be as easy as walking in the park. Nature nourishes! Research shows a simple walk in a natural environment reduces rumination. Rumination is repetitive thoughts focused on negative…

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Nutrition Wellness

Herbs & Pain Series: Time and Expectations

Normally with herbal use, patients see improvement in symptoms within days or weeks. Pain relief is also related to the length of time the pain has been going on. If your pain is persistent or chronic in nature, it may take longer to respond…

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Nutrition Wellness

Herbs & Pain Series: The Role of Herbs

Herbal medicine has an important role in treating persistent or chronic pain. Before discussing specific herbs, the first thing we need to discuss is diet. To get the most out of any herbal preparation you need to reduce chemicals in your diet that may…

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Movement Wellness

New Uses for Mirror Therapy

Due to potential medication side effects, the use of non-drug therapies for pain management is gaining momentum.  A more encompassing view for pain strategies is helpful. One novel intervention that capitalizes on brain remodeling, or neuroplasticity, is Mirror therapy.  This therapy was developed by…

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Nutrition Wellness

Curcumin for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Exciting and promising research is being done on the use turmeric in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury. Curcumin is the active substance found in the spice turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties. This review article looked at 20…

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