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Blue-Emu® is a line of products made by the manufacturer Nutrition & Fitness, Inc. dba / NFI Consumer Products) that are designed to address muscle, joint and skin conditions. The Blue-Emu® products are made with real emu oil, which has been used by the Australian Aborigines to relieve muscle joints and pain association with rheumatism and arthritis as well as for the treatment of various skin conditions including sunburn, injury, and wind parched skin. → Read more

Millions of people around the world suffer from the pain caused by sciatica. This is a general term that originates in the large sciatic nerve of the back and causes symptoms of leg pain, tingling, weakness, and/or numbness that travels from the back through the buttocks. The medical community also believes that sciatica could be the symptom of other underlying conditions such as degenerative disc disease, lumbar herniated disc or even spinal stenosis.

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Historically, gout was always a condition that seemed to afflict the wealthy aristocracy in Europe. We would read about kings and emperors that suffered from gout and probably assumed it was an illness of the past. Gout is a condition that exists today and is actually a form of arthritis. It is due to a build-up of uric acid in the joints and is actually one of the few disorders that can be reduced through a change in diet.  → Read more

Those that suffer from fibromyalgia have often spent a legacy in time trying to prove that their problems were real. For a long time, the medical community dismissed the symptoms, either misdiagnosing or making the assumption that the pain symptoms were psychological rather than physical. There is only a slight benefit to the fact that doctors now realize fibromyalgia is a true condition, as the pain and agony of often multiple location symptoms still exists. → Read more

According to the Arthritis Foundation, the definition is: “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. Nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older”.   → Read more

For those that suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS) they are well-aware of the symptoms, and since they usually are worse when laying down or sitting, any significant other is also aware. There are often sensations of feeling uncomfortable, sometimes an itchy, crawly or even pins and needles feeling that make them move their legs into alternate positions in an attempt to find a comfortable position to reduce or eliminate the sensations. These usually occur in the legs but they can also occur in other parts of the body including the arms. → Read more

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the various forms of arthritis and is actually an autoimmune disorder. It is a condition where your body makes a mistake and attacks your own body tissues causing inflammation and pain. This disorder doesn’t just affect the joints, as it can sometimes also have effects on skin, eyes, lungs and blood vessels. The disorder seems to be gender-specific, occurring more in women after the age of forty.  → Read more

According to Arthritis.org, osteoarthritis is “sometimes called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe”. → Read more

Pain is an unfortunate part of life. There are many reasons why you may experience pain and the results can be short term or lifelong. The medical professional will prescribe a variety of pain killing drugs to assist in controlling the pain but this is not necessarily the best solution. Prescription medicine can be addictive and can lead to unpleasant side effects. There is an increasing trend for people to move from the traditional pain relief and into alternative methods of pain management. The following are all viable alternatives; regardless of where the source of the pain is:

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Known for their overall focus on health and wellness, health spas around the world have embraced the natural alternatives for many of the treatments that they offer. The attitude of a health spa is towards a complete mind-body experience and they are often partner with or have on staff professionals in the areas of natural and integrative approaches for diet, massage and relaxation. This is of special important when working with clients that are suffering from chronic pain.

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