Meet Dr. Kathy Gruver: Wellness Warrior

October 3, 2016

Salonpas® introduces our “Wellness Warriors” series where we connect with people on the forefront of health and wellness.  In our first installment, we speak with Kathy Gruver, PhD, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, author, licensed massage therapist, Reiki master, hypnotherapist and leading authority on health and wellness, about her journey. How did Kathy get into the […]

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Top Tips to Reduce Hand Pain Due to Smartphone Overuse

September 19, 2016

With everyone and their mother using smartphones, it is no wonder that hand problems caused by overuse of the thumb have become common. Gamers have struggled with similar pain issues for years. Nintendo’s instruction book actually recommends 10 to 15 minutes of rest for every hour of play. As electronic devices become even smaller and […]

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Managing Migraine Miseries

September 5, 2016

What are the signs you are having a migraine? What holistic, and OTC options are available for migraine sufferers? What can migraine sufferers do to prevent or reduce their migraines?  More than a basic headache, migraines are a debilitating disorder than can drastically affect the quality of life for sufferers. Salonpas® sat down with two […]

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Top Five Ways to Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain

August 29, 2016

What is the role of poor posture and back pain? How can someone with bad posture improve it? Salonpas connected with leading wellness professionals for tips and techniques. “Back pain is a serious public health problem that not only affects adults, but is now seen increasingly in children and adolescents,” says Dr. Hallie Zwibel, Director […]

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Top Five Reasons to Go Topical for Pain Relief

August 22, 2016

Why are pain patches and other OTC topical medications in the form of sprays, gels and creams taking hold in the United States?  Pain patches, widely used instead of oral painkillers outside the U.S., could help Americans avoid uncomfortable or dangerous side effects that often result from popping aspirin and other pills. Localized, Targeted Treatment– […]

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Top Four Ways to Reduce Stress Related Pain

August 15, 2016

Stress affects everyone.  Symptoms of stress may emerge when faced with deadlines at work, juggling your finances or when coping with a sick child or parent.  But what is stress?  “When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is […]

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Finding Relief from Vacation Pain

August 8, 2016

Vacation time is here with many people taking active vacations that involve kayaking, biking, swimming, hiking, etc.  It is not uncommon for vacationers to over-exert themselves and experience vacation related pain.  What are some tips and techniques to ensure a pain-free vacation? Just the process of traveling to a vacation spot can be painful with […]

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Five Water Exercises to Alleviate Chronic Pain

August 1, 2016

  By Oklahoma Pain Management It’s simple: exercise is good for you. It can increase a person’s outlook on life and improve health problems. Although exercise is important, especially for chronic pain management, it can be challenging because of the impact it can place on your body. A great, low impact, exercise for chronic pain sufferers is […]

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Role of Gluten-Free Diet with Autoimmune Diseases

July 25, 2016

‘To eat gluten or not to eat gluten’ is the topic du jour.  For people with autoimmune disease, what are the benefits of following a gluten free diet?  Salonpas spoke with doctors and wellness professionals about gluten free living for people with autoimmune issues.  “Eating gluten-free without guidance is dangerous,” says John Doll, Founder of […]

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The Martial Arts of Wellness

July 18, 2016

Salonpas® sat down with Kung Fu Master, Sifu Matthew, who invented the Martial Arts of Wellness to learn about his unconventional approach to healing which involves moving electromagnetic fields.  He claims to be able to shift energy and the forces of elements for rapid healing. Matthew spent over forty years training in the Martial Arts […]

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