Humans are biologically predisposed to react to stressful and traumatic situations. The “fight or flight” mechanism enables people to determine instantaneously how to react to any given situation. If this mechanism is forced to be used repeatedly and often, the body does not properly heal or develop. Often, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a debilitating and chronic…

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, effects over 30 million Americans. Neuropathic pain is chronic pain made prevalent by tissue injury. Most commonly, patients report that tingling and numbness occur, usually in the hands and feet. Other symptoms include:   Pain or cramping, especially of the hands, feet or calf muscles Sensitivity to touch or temperature Loss…

Sleep is an essential part of maintaining mental, emotional, biological and physiological balance. Without proper sleep, it can be difficult to function and the ability to perform even menial tasks is diminished. For some, insomnia means falling asleep, but not staying asleep. For others, insomnia means having difficulty falling asleep; and for some, it may…

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation states that Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and that 700,000 Americans are affected by the disease. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the…

For centuries across the entire world, Cannabis has been used as an effective method for pain management. Within the past few decades, a revival of the medical cannabis movement led to the discovery of the cannabis plant’s biochemical characteristics and the endocannabinoid system.  As more states and countries dedicate more research funding to cannabis, more…

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