Category Archive for: ‘Alternative Therapy’

How to take strain off back pain

By Julie DeardorffTribune reporterchicagotribune.comJanuary 14, 2009 Chronic, debilitating back pain often drives adults to explore unconventional treatment options. In 2007, it was the most common reason adults tried alternative methods (17.1 percent), followed by joint pain or stiffness and/or other joint condition (5.2 percent), arthritis (3.5 percent) and other musculoskeletal conditions (1.8 percent), according to the National Center for Complementary …

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Yoga, Massage, Dance Used To Treat Pain

January 9, 2009 By SLOAN BREWSTER, The Middletown Press staff MIDDLETOWN — Some ways to manage pain do not involve medication. Yoga therapist Debra Campagna offers classes for cancer and other patients through Middlesex Hospital. She uses massage techniques developed 4,000 years ago in India that were eventually exported to Thailand. Known as Thai massage, the ancient practice of gently …

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Cancer Patients Lessen Their Pain With Laughter

baltimoresun.comAssociated PressDecember 7, 2008 NEW YORK The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory; others read from notebooks they brought along. The setting for the hilarity was the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital. The participants were cancer patients, some in advanced stages. They were taking part in the …

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