4 Things to Know About Creatine Phosphokinase

What is creatine phosphokinase? According to Johns Hopkins, creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is an enzyme found in your heart, brain and muscles. CPK is important to muscle function. When your body becomes injured due to disease or injury, CPK enzymes ca...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How Do Common Pain Relievers Work in the Body?

Spring brings warm weather and outdoor adventures. A change in season can also bring new muscle and joint pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often recommended as a short-term solution to relieve the pain. NSAIDs work on hormonel...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Western Medicine: Combating Chronic Pain

If you are a person living with chronic pain, like me, you have probably been examined, evaluated, and diagnosed by a doctor that practices Western medicine referred to as conventional (traditional) or mainstream.
Celeste Cooper, RN

Possible Therapies to Help Chronic Pain

Credit: iStock If you experience chronic pain then you know how difficult it can be to face life knowing that from the moment you wake up, you will have a level of suffering that can make living life and enjoying life incredibly difficult. Here are s...
Amy Hendel