In the midst of a crisis of opioid addiction and overdoses, patients and doctors alike are seeking out alternatives to opioid medication for relieving pain. Ranging from medicinal herbs to acupuncture to biofeedback, options abound — offering both hope and a bewildering array of choices.
Going raw can offer health benefits, but the diet also presents challenges.
“Pain eats you up day in and day out and becomes overwhelming, and when you don’t know how to stand outside of it a little bit, it just controls you,” says Adam Bradshaw. What are the options for treatment?
Caregivers and organizations in Western North Carolina — including community health centers, acupuncturists and herbalists — are helping people without insurance receive the care they need. Indeed, many providers say access to health care is a basic human right. People in every corner of the state should be covered and have access to care, says Benjamin Money, CEO and president […]
Xpress talked with six yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with complementary healing or movement practices to create a unique yogic experience. Becca Odom teaches a class where students are treated with acupuncture needles during restorative yoga poses.
Tickets on sale for Our VOICE’s 40th anniversary celebration at Diana Wortham Theatre Our VOICE has been advocating for and supporting victims of sexual abuse for 40 years, and a huge part of that work has been addressing difficult topics and situations that too often go unspoken. It’s fitting then, that the organization’s 40th anniversary […]
Dr. Robin Saraswati Markus, a 48-year-old holistic gynecologist and yoga instructor, offers a wealth of knowledge and integrative healing for women. (Photo by Kate Lundquist)
Your recent Wellness issues were an excellent reminder of the pioneer role that acupuncturist Cissy Majebe played in launching the vibrant alternative therapy industry that now thrives in Asheville [Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 Xpress]. Her courage and determination in the face of state authorities paved the way for legalizing the excellent care available in […]
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: Deal with Mission not so solid; NC bill would repeal existing state air quality standards; Chinese medicine offers new Parkinson’s treatment; ‘National HIV Testing Day’; & more