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Peptic Ulcer Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes nausea and vomiting, especially if they are complicated by hemorrhaging or perforation of the intestinal wall. Peptic ulcers occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about 50% of all...

New Breakthroughs in Pain Management with Richard Gracer, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
The first step in considering treatment is to make an accurate diagnosis. The body heals itself and we need to support it to promote healing by looking at a wide range of therapies that range from nutrition to surgery. Lifestyle medicine is the first place to start. Having flexibility in choosing a treatment is key to finding the best treatment.  New...

New Breakthroughs in Energy Medicine

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Infrared light therapy increases circulation, speeds up healing by 50% according to NASA studies, increases lymphatic drainage, adds energy to the mitochondria, and calms down pain fibers. Treatment can be monitored in real time as it is delivered by the use of an infrared scanner, which is recommended. Many conditions are treatable with infrared light therapy.        

Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Degeneration of the nerves to the feet is common in conditions such as diabetes. There are no satisfactory treatments in mainstream medicine. The use of infrared light therapy is documented in medical research.          

Neurobehavioral Pain Management with John Leonard, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
The effect of the mind on pain is profound. Neurobehavioral pain management is related to working with the neural links between nerve cells that operate unconsciously. A feedback system allows the body to reflexively become the basis for pain relief. It is possible to witness your pain and have it turn off by itself.            

Music Heals

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  People facing terminal illness can get great enjoyment from music...music heals. Studies on Australian pediatric wards showed that music therapy helped with pain relief, overall comfort, relaxation, elevated mood, and general well-being. Languages that connect us with spirit include imagery, sound/spoken words/music, movement/rhythm, art, ritual, and...

Music Benefits Surgical Patients

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  A study out of the University of Kentucky published in November of 2012 in the Southern Medical Journal showed that music therapy can benefit patients pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively. They found that patients needed less sedative medication, recovered more quickly, had shorter ICU stays, felt better, and had lower hospital...

MRIs Show MDs Can Feel Patients' Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Could it be that it is the relationship between the doctor and patient that does the healing rather than the drugs, surgeries, and technologies they rely on? You betcha! A study published in the January 2013 issue of Molecular Psychiatry showed that the same locations in the brain that light up when patients receive placebo therapies are similarly  activated...

Movement for the Elderly with Frank Wildman, Phd

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Older adults suffer from bad habits and this leads to unnecessary pain. We lose muscular strength as we age so we must treat ourselves as athletes. Moving like a baby and working on the ground or in a chair. Feldenkrais has about 2500 types of movement and there are many exercises that can help elderly, Dr. Frank Wildman describes ways to help the elderly remain...

Movement for Self-Healing

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Movement for Self-Healing champions those people willing to move beyond "the incurable." You will learn about the tools you need to recover from pain and disability by working with your inner healer. Movement, relaxation, breathwork, visualization are all tools that unleash the body from many restrictions.        

Mothball Chemical Causes Chromosomal Damage in Kids

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
A study published in Cancer, Research, Biomarkers & Prevention showed that children exposed to high levels of a chemical called napthalene that is found it mothballs causes chromosomal damage and puts them at an increased risk for cancer. It is also found in car exhaust, tobacco smoke, paints, and cooking, especially barbequing.  This study looked...

Mistakes are Common in US Hospitals

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
About one in three people in the US will encounter some kind of medical mistake during a hospitalization. The number of mistakes has been seriously underestimated as new studies show that there are about 10 times more errors than previously believed. We cannot depend on health care practitioners to admit their errors unless there's no other option. A tool...

Metal on Metal Hip Replacements May Continue to Cause Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  The cause of metal-on-metal hip implant related pain caused by cobalt, can be from both toxicity to or hypersensitivity. A study reported at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons evaluated patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements who returned to the hospital for revision surgery because of pain. They compared 50...

MD's Ignore Back Pain Guidelines

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
MDs use what works for them rather than what is recommended by specialized boards. A review of mainstream and CAM approaches are considered.            

Managing Pain Without Drugs

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki provide an extensive overview of pain management from the mainstream perspective and from that of complementary and alternative therapies. All drugs, even the over the counter medications, used for pain management have potential serious effects. So they are not ideal. Complications of NSAIDs are massive and should be taken off the market.        

Mainstream Medicine Nixes Acupuncture

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  A 29 study metaanalysis done by Sloan Kettering scientists and published in Archives of Internal Medicine in September of 2012 suggests that placebo accounts for the bulk of the effect of acupuncture. They found that about half of the 18,000 patients involved in these studies had about a 50% reduction in pain and that 43% with sham treatment responded...

Why Physicians Abuse Prescription Drugs

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Researchers from the University of Florida Medical Center anonymously interviewed 55 MDs in a drug addiction recovery program to find out the reasons why abused pharmaceutical drugs. They published their results in the  2013 issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine. They learned that they used these drugs to manage pain, for psychiatric...

Low Level Laser Light Therapy

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Overuse injuries such as achilles tendonitis heals twice as fast when using a low level laser therapy (this is the same as infrared light therapy or photonic stimulation). Studies published in the journal Sports Medicine report this. NASA studies show that the light penetrates about 10 inches and speeds up healing by about 50%. This light works by reducing inflammation,...

Kidney Stones Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Kidney Stones are very painful when they are passing into the ureter. They are generally made of calcium oxalate, uric acid or struvite. Collecting a 24 hour urine sample to analyze a stone is the best way to find out their composition. Treatment is centered on increasing water intake to a couple of quarts a day and managing the pain. Occasionally...

Is Your Hip Replacement Poisoning You?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Metal on metal hip prostheses are made of titanium, chromium, and cobalt. When they wear out they release chromium and cobalt into the local tissues, but also into the circulation. Metallosis can result and sometimes leads to tremendous inflammation. The orthopedic community does not yet accept this entity, yet 93,000 DePuy hip prostheses are being recalled....
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