We are over 3 decades into stem cell research in medicine. Stem cell treatments, historically, have been proven to be an effective regenerative therapy for macular degeneration, a degenerative condition of the eye that eventually results in blindness. The benefits of stem cells in bone
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Archive: July 2022
20 Crazy Food Chemicals to Stay Away From
We all know that processed foods are not a part of a healthy, nutritional diet. However, they tend to be the tastiest, probably due to the high sugar or salt contents and the trans fats. But these aren’t the only unhealthy things hiding in your
Why Does Medical Marijuana Work So Well for Pain?
A quick look at Ohio’s list of conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment will show you that many conditions have something in common: major symptoms include chronic, often severe, pain. From long-term pain from Crohn’s, cancer, Huntington’s, or MS, medical marijuana has proven effective at
Chronic Back Pain you Can’t Figure Out? You Might be Neglecting Your Hip Flexors
When it comes to chronic lower back pain, there are countless possibilities for the source. After all; your spine is central to how you move, so it would follow that damage to anything that helps support your spine will result in pain in the back.
10 Stretches and Exercises to Help Ease Pain Thought to Come from Piriformis Syndrome
Piriformis syndrome is an unpleasant and sometimes debilitating disorder that is thought to result from the piriformis muscle interfering with and irritating the sciatic nerve. This however, is rarely what is happening in your body. The piriformis muscle is a deep-seated muscle involved in hip
Orb Weavers Weave Webs that are More than just Pretty
One of the toughest kinds of tissue to repair once it’s been damaged by injury of disease, is nerve tissue. Depending on where the neuropathy occurs, nerve damage is often a lifelong change; some nerves never heal, other might, partially, over years or decades. And
What is Scoliosis? And How is it Diagnosed?
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, usually described as a “C” or “S” curve, but is really a spiral deformity like a spiral staircase. Scoliosis most often affects the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. It is possible to have a slight curvature of the
Reasons your Doctor might Recommend Hip Replacement Surgery
As we age, our major joints become painful as they wear out. Some joints even wear so much that the bare bone on each side of the joint rub together. The friction this causes can result in debilitating pain. This is perhaps the most common
What is Discogenic Back Pain?
Back pain caused by damage to the discs in your spine is commonly referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). The name of this condition is misleading. First, DDD isn’t really a disease; it’s an expedient term for pain and mobility symptoms that we have
Why the Stigma of Stem Cell Therapy is Stopping us from Getting Better
When stem cell therapies emerged in their first form – bone marrow transplants – no one had a problem with it. It was a natural resource from another live human. It didn’t compromise the health of the donor, and often, it saved the recipient’s life
Medical Marijuana and the Lasting Effects of Trauma
When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often, veterans reliving the horrors of war are the first thing to come to mind. And veterans are an extremely important demographic that needs comprehensive wellness treatment for reducing the symptoms of PTSD. However, veterans aren’t the
Vitamin C has a Wide Array of Health Benefits
As far as necessary vitamins go, vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) is involved in dozens of bodily systems and functions. It’s a lot. Vitamin C: is an antioxidant that prevents damage from toxic chemicals and free radicals. helps the body grow, repair and maintain
“Think Positive” is More than Just an Anecdote – it’s a Wellness Behavior!
When we were little, sitting in a waiting room or a car, we’d whine to our parents, “Mom, this is so boring.” And Mom would usually respond with some form of, “This isn’t boring, you’re bored because of your attitude.” You’d roll your eyes and
Why Treat a Headache with Chemicals when you can do it Naturally?
Headaches are a really common phenomenon. They can be anywhere from mild to super painful, but they differ considerably from migraines. Typically, headache treatment and migraine treatment include anti-inflammatory and pain-killing medications. But the thing about headaches is, over 90% of the time they’re secondary.
PRP Therapy for Patients with Hair Loss is Promising
Platelet-rich-plasma treatments are a relatively new development in medicine. PRP therapy has so far been used for tissue regeneration in ailments like torn tendons or chronic inflammation. In the last two years or so, medical researchers have begun clinical trials on the use of PRP
What is MS?
Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease. It happens when the body’s immune system begins to attack the central nervous system via the myelin around the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Much like buried electrical lines, your body’s nerves are sheathed by a material