Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness as Alternative Opioid Therapies

Pain relievers and prescription drugs are the most common go-to for people in pain. Medications are designed to work fast, which is exactly what people want. Drugs are accessible, whether over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor. Opioids such as morphine, OxyContin, and Vicodin are used to treat both short-term and chronic pain. These powerful medications…


Why Get Acupuncture?

Now that scientific evidence has shown many health benefits of acupuncture, the question for consumers remains, “Should I use acupuncture to treat my health condition?” Acupuncture was one of the first complementary medical practices to be approved by most health insurance companies for coverage, with studies finding that acupuncture and acupressure help significantly in the…


A New Twist on Mental Health: Treating Depression with a Prescription to Exercise

Exercise may be more effective than prescription drugs in treating and controlling depression. While most health scientists agree that exercise has a positive effect on physical well-being, a new body of research is beginning to show that exercise is similarly beneficial for mental well-being. Research shows that properly prescribed exercise can positively enhance self image,…

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