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Flu Seasons is Here!

Flu season is upon us and although it is impossible to predict what will happen each year, the CDC recommends every individual over 6 months of age get an age-appropriate flu vaccine to help protect against the disease. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four most common circulating flu viruses. Since the vaccine decreases the…

Do Your Muscles Ache?

Do your muscles ache from too much yard work, exercise, or heavy lifting? Muscle soreness is common, and it usually means your muscles are getting stronger. Strenuous physical activity, especially something new to your body, will cause your muscles to begin feeling sore a few hours after the activity. Soreness tends to peak around two days…

Carpal Tunnel – Symptoms and Treatment options

The median nerve runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, and it gives feeling to the thumb and fingers. When it becomes pressed or squeezed, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can occur. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand. It houses the median nerve and…

Cancer Treatment Pain – Side Effects From Chemo & Radiation

Many cancer patients experience pain during and after treatment, in one way or another. It may be temporary or long-lasting, mild or severe, or even affect the organs or bones. Luckily, cancer pain is very treatable. Understanding what is causing the pain is the first step in finding relief.  Pain may occur when a tumor…

Symptoms and Treatments For Bone & Joint Pain

Joints form connections between your bones to help you move. As you age, painful joints become increasingly more common. If your joints are damaged from injury or disease, it can cause a lot of pain and interfere with movement. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, and injuries can lead to painful joints. Although…

Sciatic Pain?

Sciatic pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches out from your lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica usually happens when a herniated disk on the spine compresses part of the nerve. When this occurs, inflammation, pain and sometimes numbness can result. Fortunately, most sciatic pain will…

Help Relieve Juvenile Diabetes Pain

Juvenile diabetes, which is known as Type 1 diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The hormone, insulin, is needed to allow sugar to enter cells to produce energy. The onset of Type 1 diabetes has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. It usually appears in childhood or…

Customer, Tracey Lambert, Shares Her Love of Milkweed Balm

A few years ago, when Monarch Flyway started to delve into using milkweed oil as a natural remedy for pain, Tracey Lambert was approached by her friend at Ogallala Comfort, the sister company to Milkweed Balm, to try the product for her migraines. After much success, Lambert, 55, continues to use Milkweed Balm for her migraines as…

Debrah Gann: Can Focus On What She Enjoys Thanks To Milkweed Balm

With a Masters degree in Geology and an accomplished career in Environmental Science and Hydrogeology, Debrah Gann was enjoying life in Midland, Texas, alongside her husband of 45 years when a major health issue stopped her in her tracks. In December 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2A invasive ductal carcinoma triple positive.  Debrah…

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