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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

I never thought of myself as an addict, but I did end up addicted to anti-anxiety medication after developing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At some point, the medicine stopped being a way to deal with the nervousness and panic attacks, and became something my body craved. I knew that I needed help fast. Fortunately, a local drug rehab program includes support for people like me. They helped me wean off the medication, use methods like massage therapy to help my nerves heal, and even provided ongoing counseling for our family. I don't know how I would have made it without their help. If you suspect that your medication has crossed the line from being helpful to hurtful, take heart. Let me tell you about my journey out of addiction and back to wholeness.

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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

    Tired Of Side Effects From Your Narcotic Pain Relievers? Can Acupuncture Help?

    If you suffer from migraines, osteoarthritis, or another condition that causes such severe pain you've been prescribed pain medication to combat your symptoms, you may be growing tired of the side effects of these drugs. From foggy thinking to digestive upset and even physical or psychological addiction, prescription narcotics and opiates can often cause more problems than they solve. On the other hand, living with severe pain on a daily basis can cause long-term health problems as well.

    Getting Relief From Neck Pain When It Hurts To Move

    If you've experienced a neck strain so severe that it hurts to move, the thought of active physical therapy is even more painful. You need something to loosen up your neck and reduce the pain before you can start stretching out those tense neck muscles. Your doctor can give you anti-inflammatory pain medications to help. They can also prescribe one or more of the following passive physical therapy techniques to relax your neck muscles to give you even more relief.

    Feet On Fire Or Totally Numb When You Exercise? How Podiatric Sports Medicine Can Help

    There are so many conditions and health problems that affect the feet of athletes. While some come with the territory (like sprains and strains), others may be a little more unusual or bizarre and will require a podiatrist's help to diagnose. If your feet feel like they are either on fire or totally numb, here is how podiatric sports medicine can help diagnose and treat these situations. Feet on Fire

    5 Tips For Recovery After Carpal Tunnel Sugery

    Although some people are able to handle carpal tunnel without surgery, it may become your best option at some point. In order to get the most out of this surgery, you will want to consider the following five tips for recovery: Keep Hands Elevated: After having the surgery, it's important to keep your hands elevated in order to reduce inflammation. When sitting, have your hands resting on pillows to keep them upright.

    Best Foot Forward: 2 Yoga Exercises For Feet That Ache

    Yoga exercises are a great way to build strength, balance, and flexibility. But if you live with foot pain (whether from a sports injury, a klutzy moment, or even just weak feet) it can be hard to find yoga exercises that will allow you to stretch and rejuvenate yourself without hurting your foot further. So if you're looking for yoga exercises that you can do without causing more damage to your foot, then here's a couple you should know about.

    A Little Yoga Could Lead To Big Improvements In Accounting Departments

    Wellness programs are commonly designed to support better mental and physical health in the office. Yoga has found its way into many corporate wellness programs. Any business with a high-stress accounting department should seriously think about integrating the ancient art into a wellness program. Doing so may lead to far fewer costly mistakes when accountants are overwhelmed with paperwork and number crunching. Controlling the Mind A person who is stressed out and overburdened at work is not going to maintain the proper mental clarity for highly-detailed accounting work.

    Acupuncture Firsts: What To Expect From That First Appointment

    Acupuncture is a popular treatment for many chronic pain conditions, including carpal tunnel, arthritis and other problems. If you're considering acupuncture for a condition you've been struggling with, it can be helpful for you to understand the process. Here's a look at what you should know to ease your uncertainty before you take that leap. How Does Acupuncture Actually Work? Acupuncture uses a variety of points on your body to target specific types of pain, discomfort and trouble.

    The Zika Virus And Your Reproductive Health: What Women Should Know

    With all of the buzz about the Zika virus in the news lately, it can be easy to find yourself in a panic, especially if you are a woman. As a woman, you have a great deal to worry about when it comes to your reproductive health, and now there is this new virus that seems to be causing panic and alarm. Before you become overwhelmed, get to know more about the Zika virus and how it can impact your reproductive health.