Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be an incredibly crippling and sporadic condition. While doctors often describe chronic pain as any pain that lasts between 3 – 6 months, for some it can be a lifelong burden. The pain stems from a series of messages that are being sent to your nervous system. Once the nervous system has processed the message it sends another signal to the brain which tells the body it’s undergoing pain. Fortunately, there are natural chronic pain solutions that don’t warrant a prescription or antibiotic. But first, let’s delve into the symptoms. What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Pain?
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Meet The Team: Michelle Stimak

Hello all, I wanted to introduce myself. . . My name is Michelle Stimak.  Some of you may know me as one of the IV infusion RN’s at the Karlfeldt Center over the past 5 years. I’ve been an RN-BSN since 2010 working in a variety of settings including home health, pediatrics, cardiac care, detoxification and holistic medicine. Because I truly love what I do, I am wrapping up my Family Nurse Practitioner degree over the next 6 months and am so very ready to be done! I have found my true passion working in holistic medicine at the Karlfeldt
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The Truth About Stem Cell Injections

Even though stem cells are not new in science, most people are hesitant about their benefits because of the controversies surrounding its therapies. Questions such as are stem cells effective and safe often crop up in the discussion. While early research focused on benefits of embryonic and non-embryonic stem cells; recent studies have identified pluripotent stem cells. These are stem cells that have the property to produce any adult cell types that can help repair or replace damaged tissues. With the ability to self-renew, stem cell injections have gained popularity for treating various types of diseases. Understanding their advantages and
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Sciatica Acting Up? Here Are Some Solutions to Ease Your Symptoms

Sciatica is no joke. If you’ve got sciatica, it can be difficult to even stand or walk without pain, let alone keep up with your day-to-day responsibilities. Fortunately, there are some things you can to do ease your sciatica pain naturally, and many of them don’t even involve a trip to the doctor’s office. Keep reading to learn more about what causes sciatica and how you can relieve it. What Causes Sciatica? Sciatica isn’t considered a medical condition on its own. The root medical condition causing the trouble is a pinched sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower
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Car Accidents and Chiropractors: What You Need To Know

So you’ve injured your back in a car accident. The first thing you should do is go to find a car accident chiropractor. While most doctors do a good job of relieving general pain, many chiropractors aren’t fully equipped to handle the injuries that result from car accidents. At the Karlfeldt Center our chiropractors are trained to deal with car accidents and personal injuries in a way that will get your life back to normal as soon as possible. The Karlfeldt Center provides evidence-based health treatments, including chiropractic care, to address a full-spectrum of issues. Dedicated practitioners use practical, less-invasive ways
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Categories: exercise and health.

5 Amazing Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Post by Carrie Andrews, Certified Holistic Health Coach One of the most basic and primary essential oils you should have on hand is lavender oil. This magical oil has numerous benefits and will definitely come in handy if you have little ones to watch over. The aroma from lavender oil is heavenly and is great to diffuse in your home; you only need about 3-4 drops. You can also apply it to your hands, wrists, chest, neck, and feet. Some people find it best to dilute 2-3 drops of the oil with 1-2 drops of carrier oil, like sweet almond or
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How I Overcame My Altitude Sickness

Post by Dr. Péter Mester, ND, LMT In the past, every time I traveled in the high mountains above 10K feet I developed shortness of breath, sluggishness, anxiety and panic due to oxygen deficiency.  It got bad enough that I would start having the fear in advance of having the fear later on when I get at higher altitude! I’m a big fan of exposing myself to my Lakhovsky coil which outputs extreme wide range of frequencies and produces a big energy pool in front of the machine.  I typically sit in front of the machine to absorb any specific frequency that
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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration – a book review by Dr. Péter Mester

Post by Dr. Péter Mester, ND, LMT If you are confused by the subject of nutrition as much as I was before studying traditional dietary wisdom, this read may be a good source of information to you.  It is my summary of this book called “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,” by Dr. Weston A. Price. I have picked this book for  review because in this book I found an extensive scientific documentation from 6 continents that only a diet composed of whole, mineral rich foods, including sufficient fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats, can provide continuing generations of parents and children with
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Categories: health and Nutrition.

Health Benefits: Apple Cider Vinegar Part 1

When it comes to natural health remedies, it can be tough to keep up with the constant new trends and ideas of what is healthy. It seems that every week somebody is claiming a new miracle product that will change lives. This is why it is important to avoid fads, and focus on things that have been working for a long time. One health improving substance that has been around for a long time is vinegar. Vinegar has been improving people’s health for centuries, and apple cider vinegar is an even more effective tool to feel, look, and be healthier.
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Health Benefits: Apple Cider Vinegar Part 2

In part 1 of this entry, we discussed the first 6 health benefits of apple cider vinegar. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read part 1 yet, then make sure to check it out before reading part 2. If you are already caught up, then here are the final 6 health benefits of apple cider vinegar. 7) Oral health- Apple cider vinegar is a great tool for increasing the health of your mouth. It is great for killing bacteria, and helps prevent tooth decay, whiten teeth, get rid of bad breath and much more. Apple cider vinegar is great
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