Acupuncture could reduce tension headaches by half
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(Linda Searing/ Washington Post) — People who have chronic tension headaches might be able to reduce the frequency of those headaches by as much as 50 percent with acupuncture, according to research published in the journal Neurology.

Tension headaches, which are the most common type, are sometimes described as feeling  …

7 ways to treat chronic back pain without surgery
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(Andrew Manuel Nava/ John Hopkins Medicine) — Back pain is considered chronic if it lasts three months or longer. It can come and go, often bringing temporary relief, followed by frustration. Dealing with chronic back pain can be especially trying if you don’t know the cause.

Back pain rehabilitation specialist Andrew  …

Discovery reveals blocking inflammation may lead to chronic pain
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(McGill News) — Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to researchers from McGill University and colleagues in Italy. Their research puts into question conventional practices used to alleviate pain. Normal recovery from a painful  …

Exercise is good for joints with wear-and-tear arthritis
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(Michelle Roberts/ BBC News) — It may hurt to begin with, but can then ease pain and help individuals with osteoarthritis stay supple, healthy and slim, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Scans aren’t needed to diagnose it and strong painkillers are not recommended.

There is no evidence

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The benefits of Laughter Yoga are no joke
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(Kelsey Ogletree/ Shape Magazine) — If you’ve seen any of the TikTok videos that feature someone laughing almost maniacally, you may have wondered what this silliness was all about — but then found yourself smiling or laughing right along with them. Laughter yoga, as the practice is coined, goes to show that laughter  …