Ways to Reduce Sciatic Pain

Ways to Reduce Sciatic Pain

March 13 2017
If you've ever experienced sciatic pain, you know how bad it can be, especially if it's chronic. Pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated disc or a lower back condition may cause radiating pain in your back, buttocks, and down your leg. 
Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day with Natural Ways to Manage Pain

Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day with Natural Ways to Manage Pain

March 7 2017
If you suffer from chronic pain, you might feel hopeless when it comes to finding relief. Many sufferers try different medications only to find they cause a number of side effects, or they don't actually work.
5 Pain Relief Tips for Winter Weather

5 Pain Relief Tips for Winter Weather

February 21 2017
When the temperature drops, your pain symptoms can increase. Most experts believe this is related to barometric pressure, which can affect pressure inside your joints.
5 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Someone With Chronic Pain

5 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Someone With Chronic Pain

February 7 2017
If you know someone who suffers from chronic pain, you know some days can be very challenging. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not treat your loved one to something special?
How Chronic Pain Can Affect Your Relationships

How Chronic Pain Can Affect Your Relationships

January 28 2017
Chronic pain can prevent you from living a fulfilling life. The stress and discomfort can impact relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. 
Is Fibromyalgia Affected by the Weather?

Is Fibromyalgia Affected by the Weather?

January 2 2017
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and memory problems.
3 Common Resolutions Made at New Year’s

3 Common Resolutions Made at New Year’s

December 28 2016
With a new year just around the corner, many people will resolve themselves to make changes for the better. From losing weight to being a better person, and everything in between, the start of a new year can be the beginning of a new you.
How Pain Affects Your Work

How Pain Affects Your Work

December 20 2016
Chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer treatments and other conditions can be debilitating. When you experience chronic pain, your ability to focus on your work can be greatly affected. 
Special Gifts for Her After Surviving Cancer

Special Gifts for Her After Surviving Cancer

December 16 2016
As you approach the holiday season and get swept up into the shopping craze, be mindful of your loved one who is recovering from her cancer treatment
Customer Story: Thuresa Fowler

Customer Story: Thuresa Fowler

December 15 2016
Thuresa Fowler, 53, is a breast cancer survivor who just celebrated the one year anniversary of her last chemo treatment. Like many others who've undergone chemotherapy, Fowler suffers from neuropathy and needed something to ease her pain.
Asclepius: Greek God of Healing

Asclepius: Greek God of Healing

December 7 2016
Milkweed has natural healing affects and was named after none other than Asclepius, the Greek God of Medicine and Healing.
Continuing Her Passion: Sylvia May’s Story

Continuing Her Passion: Sylvia May’s Story

December 1 2016
In December of 2000, May was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Since her diagnosis, May has undergone 10 surgeries, leaving her with painful body aches. 
Healthy Alternative to Pain Medication – Jill Hansford’s Story

Healthy Alternative to Pain Medication – Jill Hansford’s Story

November 26 2016
Jill Hansford has had her share of challenging times. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and then again in 2012, which led to a mastectomy. 
4 Old Myths About Sports Injuries

4 Old Myths About Sports Injuries

November 22 2016
When it comes to treating sports injuries some people rely on opinions in lieu of sound medical advice. Unfortunately, improper treatment can lead to complications or further injury down the road.
How Pain Affects Your Mood

How Pain Affects Your Mood

November 16 2016
Chronic pain can interfere with every aspect of your life. In addition to being a physical sensation, pain is an emotional condition that can affect your thoughts, mood, and behavior.
How Cold Weather Can Affect Joint Pain

How Cold Weather Can Affect Joint Pain

November 1 2016
Many patients who suffer from joint pain feel especially uncomfortable during cold weather. Although the research is not conclusive, most experts and patients agree that any change in barometric pressure can trigger joint pain or headaches in some people.
Customer Story — Gene Stout: “A Tiny Bit is All it Takes”

Customer Story — Gene Stout: “A Tiny Bit is All it Takes”

October 25 2016
Gene Stout of Rockwood,Tennessee, is looking forward to a pain-free retirement in the near future thanks to Milkweed Balm. He discovered Milkweed Balm when a friend recommended it for his intense shoulder pain.
4 of the Best Exercises for Your Joints

4 of the Best Exercises for Your Joints

October 11 2016
The thought of exercise might seem daunting if you suffer from joint pain, but it's actually one of the best things you can do to increase your strength and combat fatigue.
Back to Baking thanks to Milkweed Balm

Back to Baking thanks to Milkweed Balm

October 8 2016
Dorothy Price, 55, is a 5-year survivor of stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoys baking, making jelly preserves and cheering on the Carolina Panthers when her pain is under control. 
What is a Tension Headache?

What is a Tension Headache?

October 4 2016
Most of us have probably experienced a mild or moderate pain that feels like a tight band around our head. This type of headache is called a tension headache, and it's the most common type for adults
“Chemo Brain” Facts and Fiction

“Chemo Brain” Facts and Fiction

September 26 2016
For years, many people with cancer have been frustrated by the mental confusion they sometimes notice during and after treatment. Although doctors aren't sure of the exact cause, this mental fog that can happen is often called chemo brain. 
Fall: The Magic of Monarch Butterflies

Fall: The Magic of Monarch Butterflies

September 16 2016
Monarch butterflies are one of the most majestic creatures on Earth.
How Weather Impacts Joint Pain

How Weather Impacts Joint Pain

September 6 2016
We probably all have an older relative who likes to predict the weather based on how their bones and joints are feeling. We might shrug it off as nonsense, but there could actually be some truth to it. 
5 Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

September 1 2016
We all want to be healthy. With so many gimmicks out there, how do we really know what foods are fueling our bodies and which ones are hurting them? 
Grateful for a Natural Alternative

Grateful for a Natural Alternative

August 23 2016
In December 2015, Amy Ramsey was involved in a serious car accident that left her with brain trauma and a herniated disk in her neck, causing severe headaches and nerve pain. 
How Weight Control Affects Joint Pain

How Weight Control Affects Joint Pain

August 16 2016
If you are suffering from joint pain, you might be surprised that a few lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Diet and exercise are extremely important in pain management, but so is controlling your weight. 
Fibromyalgia vs. RA: Lots of similarities, more differences

Fibromyalgia vs. RA: Lots of similarities, more differences

August 9 2016
Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis are two different conditions with similar symptoms that are often mixed up. Both can be painful, debilitating conditions, but there are distinct differences that set them apart. 
9 Everyday Activities to Ease Arthritis Pain

9 Everyday Activities to Ease Arthritis Pain

August 5 2016
Arthritis pain can impact your daily activities and quality of life. From skipping daily exercise to putting on a few extra pounds, your lifestyle choices can be doing more harm to your aching joints than you may realize. 
The Mental and Physical Effects of Living With Lupus

The Mental and Physical Effects of Living With Lupus

July 25 2016
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that develops when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs because it cannot distinguish between foreign invaders and healthy tissues. Inflammation caused by lupus can damage your skin, joints, and organs.
Finding Relief from Fibromyalgia Pain

Finding Relief from Fibromyalgia Pain

July 18 2016
After suffering from symptoms for 3 years without answers, Mandi Spross, a 40-year-old mom of two, was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
How Hot Weather Impacts Chronic Pain

How Hot Weather Impacts Chronic Pain

July 11 2016
High heat and humidity can make even the healthiest individuals feel sluggish, tired and achy, but those with chronic pain conditions are especially susceptible to the negative effects of extreme heat. 
Chronic Illness: What You Should Know

Chronic Illness: What You Should Know

July 4 2016
When someone you love is hurting or suffering, you may feel completely helpless. You may be afraid to do or say the wrong thing, push them too hard, or even spend time together. 
7 Reasons Why a Massage Can Lead to Better Health

7 Reasons Why a Massage Can Lead to Better Health

June 27 2016
Massage therapy can range from gentle stroking to deep pressure and can have many benefits to your health.
A true godsend: Milkweed Balm takes away the pain

A true godsend: Milkweed Balm takes away the pain

June 27 2016
In 2015, Stacy Kelsey was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer after insisting that her routine mammography was not accurate.
The Healing Power of a Good Night’s Sleep

The Healing Power of a Good Night’s Sleep

June 20 2016
Even though it appears as though your body is at rest when you’re asleep, it’s actually doing some pretty important work. As you sleep, your body repairs and restores itself. 
Celebrating Survivors of Cancer

Celebrating Survivors of Cancer

June 13 2016
June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and it's the perfect opportunity to get out and support those who have won their battle and those who are still fighting the disease.