It has reached epidemic proportions. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide live with chronic pain, and with few exceptions, Mainstream Medicine offers no solutions other than dangerous and often addictive prescription drugs.1 In the United States alone, around 116 million people suffer from chronic pain.2 That’s one third of the total U.S. population!
So I was not surprised about the large number of emails I received from Save Our Bones community members asking for drug-free solutions to their chronic pain. I immediately realized that I had to search for something that anyone could do – regardless of age and physical condition – that was effective and backed by science and that it should work for both chronic and occasional pain. Believe me, I was up to the challenge!
Fortunately, I found what I was looking for. I simply had to travel thousands of years back in time to find the ideal natural method to get rid of pain.
I’m referring to yoga. In the Osteoporosis Reversal Program I recommend yoga to tackle stress. I also write that,
“From a bone health standpoint, practicing yoga increases physical strength and flexibility, both of which are helpful to prevent fractures.”
1 Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Report, January 10, 2011.
2 Institute of Medicine Report from the Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education: Relieving Pain in America, A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research. The National Academies Press, 2011.