Cells have memory. And this cellular memory is durable – even if your conscious mind has forgotten something, your body remembers – down to the cellular level. Research has shown that all experiences, no matter how small, leave physical “footprints” on the body. The intensity of these “leave behinds” is likely proportional to the impact of the actual experience – so as an example, a life-altering traumatic event would have more of an impact than a small family disagreement. Cell memories literally impact everything – the expression of our genes, the physical functioning of the body, and of course our actions, thoughts and emotions. Continue reading “The Amazing Connection Between Cellular Memory and Our Health”
Dr. Rav Ivker’s new book, Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A Proven Prescription for Using Marijuana to Relieve Your Pain and Heal Your Life, is an excellent resource for non-opioid pain relief solutions. First released in September 2017, it is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for using medical marijuana to treat chronic pain. The new softcover edition now makes the book more widely accessible to the general public.
With the opioid crisis continuing to accelerate (opioids killed more than 115 people per day in 2016, more than any year on record), patients, doctors and public health officials are actively seeking answers and alternatives. A promising solution to this deepening crisis may lie in a concurrent trend – the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry. Continue reading “New Book: Cannabis for Chronic Pain”
As a holistic nurse practitioner and herbalist, I have worked with patients suffering with pain for 10 years. You are probably thinking what can herbal or alternative therapies do for effective pain relief for chronic or acute pain? Well, the doctor I worked for was probably thinking the same thing at first, but he took a risk and invited me to join the practice. He was a chronic pain specialist who treated all kinds of pain conditions including headaches, spinal and peripheral nerve pain, musculoskeletal pain, various types of inflammatory arthritis, abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes and pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, which is generalized pain in various soft tissues of the body. Continue reading “Effective Pain Relief for Chronic Conditions”