Merck & Co.’s decision to discontinue the pain relief drug Vioxx has left millions of people scrambling for an alternative for pain management. According to the American Pain Foundation, there are more than 50 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, or 25 million experiencing acute pain as a result of injury or surgery. Worldwide, 2 million people were taking Vioxx at the time of the recall. Continue reading
For about 4,000 years, Chinese tradition has been using acupuncture to remedy various ailments, considered as an imbalance of “Qui”. Acupuncture involves the use of therapeutic needles to target specific points in your body to activate the “Qui” or the energy that keeps everything in harmony all throughout your body. There are various spas and Chinese therapeutic centers that offer this service and it is a very good alternative for medical solutions. These days, acupuncture is not only exclusive to humans anymore. Believe it or not, acupuncture can be performed on pets, too, especially your dog.