Harmony Medicine Blog

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

To the frustration of sufferers, who often appear otherwise healthy, there are no specific diagnostic tests for fibromyalgia. Furthermore, its symptoms can be quite similar to other disorders which frequently leads to misdiagnosis, frustration, and depression. In this article, we’ll cover current definitions, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment practices of fibromyalgia.

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What’s the Difference Between a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain and How Do I Treat Them?

We’ve all been there: that awful pain-fueled moment where we think, “Uh oh. That didn’t feel right. Can I walk it off or not?” Soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains can be tricky to diagnose. First, we’ll discuss the difference between the two and take a look at the common symptoms of sprains and strains. Next, we’ll help you determine if you need to seek professional medical treatment. Finally, we’ll take a look at how to most effectively treat your injury.

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Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has many benefits for both men and women. This clinically-proven therapy helps restore the body’s natural balance of hormones and dramatically improves the quality of life for many patients. BHRT is a safe and effective, all-natural bioidentical therapy that delivers a biologically identical hormone, in the right dosage for your body and your needs. Depending on your individual needs, BHRT can be taken orally or administered via cream, suppository, or long-lasting pellet injection.

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Why Pain Management is Important: Part III

Welcome to the third installment in our Why Pain Management is Important blog series. Now that you have a better understanding of chronic pain and how it’s diagnosed and a clear idea of the kind of training a board certified pain management specialist must complete, we’ll help you put together a list of questions and qualities to look for as you assemble your pain management team. Then, we’ll help you prepare for your first visit, so you can get the maximum benefit from your appointment and start feeling better.

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The Relationship Between A Good Night’s Sleep and Productivity

The benefits of a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated. In these days of multitasking and constant connectivity, it can be tough to shut down and settle in for a solid eight hours of shut-eye. The temptation to cross one more thing off your to-do list, to read one more article, or to binge-watch the latest Netflix series is great, but the long-term costs can be significant.

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Part I: Why Pain Management is Important

Thank you for joining us for the first part in our series on “Why Pain Management is Important”  and the powerful role that holistic health services and integrative medicine play in managing chronic pain. This post covers the definition, diagnosis, and common treatments for chronic pain. Upcoming installments will discuss pain management board certification, how to find the right pain management center for your needs, and how ethical pain management solutions can reduce opioid addiction and abuse.

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The Challenges of Pain When You’re Young

Anyone who suffers from chronic pain will tell you it’s an incredible struggle. When that person happens to be young in age, however, the difficulties are often compounded tremendously. Not only are there physical problems associated with pain, children or teens who suffer from chronic pain also have to face a number of other challenges as a result of their condition. As an experienced pediatric pain management provider, here are some of the common things we’ve seen with our younger patients.

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