5 Tips to Decrease Pain Naturally

Not only is pain uncomfortable, it is exhausting.  Pain killers may help, but  they often have toxic side effects and don’t treat the underlying cause.  Chronic pain is common in many health conditions:  migraines, menstrual cramps, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and tendonitis.  These conditions are not caused by a lack of pain killers, they are caused by too much inflammation.  They key is to decrease the inflammation.  Here are 5 tips to naturally decrease your chronic pain

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The connection between stress and inflammation

Inflammation is the underlying fuel for most disease, especially autoimmune conditions.  Many people experience a worsening of their symptoms after a stressful event.  Sometimes  a traumatic event occurred just before the onset of the disease. Ever wonder why stress makes your illness worse?

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Naturopathic Approach to Autoimmune Disease

In treating patients, I have seen great benefit of using natural therapeutics to accompany medications or work alone.  Naturopathic therapies seek to treat the underlying triggers of autoimmunity, decrease the inflammation in the body and rebuild the systems that have been damaged. 

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