Category Archives: Pain

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

Yes, aromatherapy can affect your body in healing ways: An article in Designs For Health [1], brought to my attention by Paul Vitiello,  includes numerous references to serious academic studies on the effect of aromatherapy on human physiology. In particular, a study published by the Korean Society of Nursing Science …Read the Rest

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a very painful condition. The nerve, which is three pronged as the name implies,  serves the human face, and brings sensory data. The nerve damage can originate  from  compression that can originate from multiple causes, and can also cause demyelination  with progressive  neuro-degeneration (axonal). The term demyelination bring …Read the Rest

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

 We are going to discuss a study Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: That study was funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UJK, and supported by Frutarom Ltd., Israel, and Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Growth Hormone As a Complementary treatment For Fibromyagia

IN BRIEF: Growth Hormone As a Complementary treatment For Fibromyagia

The Fibromyalgia Syndrome ‘s  (FMS) standard treatment consists of: Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, (SRI)  Opioids, and  Amitriptyline Anti-epileptic drugs Complementary Medicine The pain reducing  efficacy  of those treatments seems to be limited and 30% is accepted as a good enough for drug marketing purposes [1-3]. A new study has shown that …Read the Rest

Dr Greenstead’s Pain Relaxation Video

Dr Greenstead’s Pain Relaxation Video

Pain therapy often means heavy pharmaceuticals loaded with side effects.  Results are also often modest with a typical 30-50% pain reduction [1] We have all heard of breathing and medical meditation exercises. We bring you here a YouTube video by Dr Greenberg with simple, yet powerful exercises to take your …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

The study published in RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL [1] had the following main points: Study was on sixty premenopausal women diagnosed with fibromyalgia Study was also about the effectiveness of amitriptyline alone and in combination with magnesium citrate Pain intensity, pain threshold, the number of tender points, the tender point index: Serum and erythrocyte …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Fibromyalgia Treatments With Antidepressants Gets Mixed Results

IN BRIEF: Fibromyalgia Treatments With Antidepressants Gets Mixed Results

MDs often prescribe antidepressants for Fibromyalgia Syndrome  (FMS). The problem is that the results are very mixed and these prescriptions seem to be rooted more in the belief that something is wrong with the FMS patients psyche than with his body.   Not to say that antidepressants do not alter …Read the Rest

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

The Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)  is one of the diseases that were reputed to be all in your head.  Not any more, at least not  in the “imaginary” sense. This was particularly,  aggravating because it could be so painful. It is called a syndrome because it manifests itself in a similar …Read the Rest

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

An entry to in the AARP [1] and a post in the Facebook’s group “Living with Multiple Sclerosis Worldwide” got our attention. It’s about the  painkiller in development called Zohydro. In a nutshell, this drug would contain highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone. Zohydro is manufactured by Zogenix, from San Diego, CA The …Read the Rest

Fibromyalgia: A European 1-Year Extension Study Positive  about Milnacipran (Savella) to treat Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia: A European 1-Year Extension Study Positive about Milnacipran (Savella) to treat Fibromyalgia Pain

MND: This study was authored by a Portuguese and French team and published in the Journal of  Rheumatology, “ an improvement from both baselines was shown in all groups on pain, fatigue, sleep, and quality of life measures…” Milnacipran come added to pregabalin (Lyrica) and duloxetine (Cymbalta) in the arsenal …Read the Rest

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