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Managing Vaginal Dryness with Probiotics

submitted by: admin on 10/19/2013
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland medical centers published an article in the October 2013 issue of the journal, Menopause, showing that the microflora in the vagina changes throughout a woman's reproductive life and that abnormalities in this microflora can cause vaginal dryness and painful intercourse (dysparunea).  They...

Pain Management Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/19/2013
  We all suffer from pain and most of the time we rely on medications that are often not safe. Integrative therapies work better than just one treatment style. New breakthroughs such as infrared light therapy are discussed. Insomnia, non-restorative sleep, poor concentration, accidents, depression, fatigue and irritability are common signs and symptoms...

Who is More Likely to Benefit from Placebo?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Personality traits that include being good at coping, altruistic, trusting, and honest make placebo treatment more likely to work as opposed to anger and hostility according to an article from the University of Michigan that was published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology in November of 2012. Their study showed that about 25% of the placebo response...

Using Your Mind to Regulate Pain with John Leonard

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
It is possible to use our mind to regulate pain. By using special techniques it is possible to turn off the sadness, anger, and other emotions it can help us function with less pain. Neurobehavioral behaviors can be modulated to relieve pain.            

US Healthcare is Getting Worse

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to the Institute of Medicine's publication in JAMA in July of 2013, the US is falling behind most industrialized countries in nearly every measure of health care even though it is generally improving in most areas including an increase in longevity by three years. This has little to do with how much we spend on health care because...

Understanding and Managing Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Disc problems can cause pain in any area of the back, although the cervical and lumbar spine misalignment is most commonly involved. Trauma caused by accidents or even emotional stress can cause this. Treatments are reviewed, both conventional and CAM.        

Treating Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Many of the most common reasons for insomnia are reviewed. Treatment should be directed to the underlying cause. Sleeping aids are addicting and only effective for short periods. Alternatives are reviewed.

Treating Back Pain: An Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the key strategies used to treat back pain. They discuss the use of DMSO, infrared light therapy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, bodywork, imagery, as well as the mainstream approaches that use drugs, technologies, and surgery.        

The World of the Person in Pain with John Leonard, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Pain causes a stress reaction as the first response. The world of the pain patient begins to shrink down and our capacity to function does too. It also shrinks the world of the important people in their lives. Ultimately this leads to depression and withdrawl.            

The Meaning of Time with Francesco Garri Garripoli

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
All we have is the present moment. Time is created by our perception and it is a critical factor in healing. We can only be in one place at a time and by being present, we can embrace, understand and manage pain. Reality is constantly appearing and disappearing - modern physics is proving this scientifically. Our perception of an experiement effects its outcome....

Surgery vs Rehabilitation for Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
There are few instances when surgery is necessary. However, surgeries can lead to poor outcomes that can lead to severe and permanent disabilities. Rehabilitation should always be the first strategy and there are many modalities that can be used together for better results.          

Steroids Can Cause Osteoporosis in 3 Months

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Glucocorticoids such as Prednisone and Prednisolone can cause osteoporosis within 3-6 months of use and lead to fractures, especially vertebral fractures. Nearly 5% of women in the US are on these drugs for a variety of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis, and a myriad of skin disorders. The risk...

Solitude with Robert Kull, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Spending an entire year in the wilderness and harsh weather of Southern Chile was a calling for Bob Kull. He learned that there is a profound reality beyond the ego and that duality and unity are in a single spectrum. Learning to be with himself was one of his lessons.          

Sleeping Pills: The Answer to Insomnia?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Sleeping pills are a short term solution, but addiction and tolerance develop and they're no better than placebo, especially over the long haul. Relaxation is the key to allowing sleep. Pain, stress, hot flashes, depression, and sleep apnea are discussed. Treatment with drugs, herbs, supplements, essential oils are reviewed.          

Silicone Breast Implants Do Not Last

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Women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within 8-10 years to address complications such as rupture of the implant. There are 400,000 breast implant and reconstructive procedures annually in the US. The most common complications include rupture, wrinkling, asymmetry, scarring, pain, hardening of the breast around the implant...

Should We Use Insects in Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Insects have been used as treatment in medicine for centuries. Leeches have been used to manage the pain of osteoarthritis, bee stings for pain, and maggots for skin ulcers. A report in Archives of Dermatology in Dec of 2011 showed that maggots worked to debride large ulcers in diabetic. This treatment was compared to surgical treatment and was superior at one...

Qigong For Pain Management with Michael Mayer, PhD

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There are alternatives to drugs using breath, movement, touch, sound, and imagery. Dr. Mayer incorporates both qigong and psychotherapy to deal with pain. He gives an amazing example of how he does this.          

Proliferative (Prolo) Therapy with Richard Gracer, MD

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The injection of a mildly irritating substance into ligaments or tendons that are lax to stimulate the production of normal tissue. Many people with back pain have lax ligaments that can be fixed.              

PMS

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Premenstrual tension is defined and discussed. It is characterized by a constellation of signs and symptoms that can be managed with lifestyle, nutritional supplements and drugs.

Photonic Stimulation Part 1

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
There is an amazing new technology that has remarkable ability to relieve pain that uses near infrared light. Its mechanism of action, range of uses, and how it works is discussed.