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How to Ease Chronic Pain

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Living with chronic pain can be frustrating, depressing, and angering—but it doesn’t have to be. While traditional medicine may not always work to relieve nagging symptoms, there are plenty of other techniques you can use to help ease chronic pain. Take some time to see if any of these methods can make a difference in your life. Exercise to Release Endorphins Physical activity releases chemicals in your brain called endorphins that dull pain and boost your mood. Ever heard of…

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Alternative Medicine

in Dictionary Online

Often called ‘‘complementary and alternative medicine,’’ this group of medical practices has also been termed ‘‘unconventional,’’ ‘‘unorthodox,’’ ‘‘unproven,’’ and even ‘‘quackery.’’ Because these terms have significant negative connotations, terms such as ‘‘alternative medicine’’ are preferred. Alternative medicine is not one form of medicine, but rather a diverse group of health practices that are outside of what is considered usual or conventional by the medical establishment. Alternative medicine spans the range of practices, from home remedies to manufactured products, from patient self-treatment to care by a skilled practitioner, from efficacious to potentially…

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