How to Choose the Best Pain Relief Cream (And Which Ingredients to Avoid)

[Bonus Content: 13 powerful nutrients that rub out pain on contact] Some of the most popular pain relief products available on the market today are topical analgesics. These over-the-counter pain relief products come in various forms: There are pain relieving gels, roll-ons, sprays and topical analgesic creams. Ther … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Rub on Relief, Treatments
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

17 Back Muscles That Cause the Most Back Pain (and how to get relief!)

Back muscles

Back pain is one of the top reasons for missed work and second only to upper-respiratory infections for causing doctor visits. Most of the time, back muscle pain is diagnosed then "treated” with little more than a prescription of rest, painkillers and muscle relaxants. Follow this advice and you’re taking one more step … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Muscle Balance Therapy
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Do You Feel Sick or Wake up at the Same Time Every Day? Chinese Medicine May Have the Answer

Traditional Chinese medicine's organ clock, also known as the "body clock," can provide surprising insight into your health. Do you ever find yourself waking up at the exact same time every single night... unable to get back to sleep no matter what you do? It’s frustrating. And I’ve been there. Unfortunately, most MDs ju … Read More

Filed Under: Traditional Chinese Medicine
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Cupping: Olympic Athletes’ Ancient Pain Relief Strategy from Traditional Chinese Medicine

Michael Phelps

In the Olympics, a fraction of a second can mean the difference between a gold medal and an "also-ran" performance. That's why trainers and athletes turn to any effective method necessary to keep them at the top of their game. And this year, one of those methods has been splashed all over the news as Olympic athletes f … Read More

Filed Under: Live Pain Free Newsletter, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Discover the Hidden “Trigger Points” of Chronic Pain

Dr. Hal Blatman

We all want to live pain free, maintaining our mobility and independent lifestyle. Managing chronic pain is a critical part of that. But there are many misconceptions about how chronic pain should be treated, and the wrong treatment can actually make your condition worse. That’s why I chose to interview Dr. Hal Blatman … Read More

Filed Under: Live Pain Free Newsletter, Trigger Point Therapy
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How to Trigger Point Pain to ELIMINATE It

By Steven Hefferon, PTA, CMT Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, authors of “The Trigger Point Manual,” has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at least 75 percent of the time and are a factor in nearly every painful condition. (Learn more about trigger point therapy here: Trigger P … Read More

Filed Under: Trigger Point Therapy
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How to Use Trigger Point Therapy to End Your Sciatica Pain

Sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, is hard to mistake. It’s severe shooting pain that radiates from your lower back all the way down the back of your leg (typically only one leg). The pain occurs when your sciatic nerve (the largest and longest nerve in your body) becomes compressed, which may be caused by bone spurs, a pin … Read More

Filed Under: Sciatica Relief, Trigger Point Therapy
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How Inversion Therapy STOPS Your SI Joint Pain

lower back and butt pain

Do you have pain near the two ‘dimples’ in your lower back? This is the location of your sacroiliac (SI) joints — the points where your spine meets your pelvis. Pain in this area is common because your SI joints support the entire weight of your upper body when you’re standing, walking or doing any other upright activity. … Read More

Filed Under: Inversion Therapy
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Common Infections Can Wipe Out Your Memory!

When you think about coming down with an infectious disease, symptoms like fever, fatigue, muscle aches and loss of appetite probably come to mind. Rarely would most people assume that an infection could lead to a loss of memory, but it’s actually already been shown that severe infections can lead to cognitive impairment … Read More

Filed Under: General Health, Mind Body
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,