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‘A Chronic Pain–Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals – Shifting the Paradigm’ – Integrated Health Conference for Medical Professionals

‘A Chronic Pain–Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals – Shifting the Paradigm’ – by Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Click conference info and registration link for more information. One of the concerns among EDS providers is the idea that chronic pain is viewed as a disease by many mainstream medical providers and even those in the integrative health and wellness community. The problem is that most providers do not look at the cause of the pain. A good example – my knee may be hurting because it’s dislocating or I have a damaged nerve or I have arthritis. Each of...

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Oska Pulse – An Surprising Chronic Pain Ally from a Great Company

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” I first heard of magnet therapy when I was an intern at Fitness for Health while studying Public Health/Health Education and Exercise Physiology in college. My boss, the owner and founder of Fitness for Health, wore magnet bracelets based on their perceived health benefits. I remember reading about how magnets may or may not help the body, and while...

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Chronic Pain Management with TechCare Mini Massager Tens Unit – A Product Review

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ I’ve written before about how much I loathe long car rides, and how much sitting too long can often flare chronic pain — specifically, leg pain for me. If you aren’t familiar with my “car yoga”-while-on-a-long-car-ride-because-of-chronic-pain story, you can go here to read it. I’ve also written about how sitting too long can cause your butt to...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – A Possible Breakthrough Therapy

CRPS sometimes occurs comorbidly in those with EDS, and often “spreads” through the body. The pain can be debilitating and crippling, caused by intense burning, pins and needles and other nerve or”shock” like pain. CRPS is also known as RSD and is considered “Neuro-Inflammatory Disorder” – a condition that involves dysfunction of the nervous system and the immune system. It’s described as a condition that “occurs when the nervous system and the immune system malfunction as they respond to tissue damage from trauma. The nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain. The level of pain is measured...

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How Posture Pump Works and Why You’ll Benefit From Using It

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ Lately, I’ve lived, breathed and died thinking about posture, corrective exercises to help improve alignment, and ways to improve the overall biomechanical function of our machine — the body. Yes, our bodies are biomechanical machines. The reason I’ve been so entrenched in reading and learning about the importance of proper alignment, the natural biomechanical movements that our...

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‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

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