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Acupuncture, Hypnosis and Infrared Light Work to Quit Smoking

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
A review of 14 studies was published in the American Journal of Medicine in May of 2012 showing that acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and infrared light therapy are effective in helpling quit smoking. Nonetheless, the authors recommended that people try drugs and behavioral therapy first. What are they thinking!! The non-drug approaches work better and are far less...

Are Knee Replacements Over-Prescribed

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to an article published in the June 2014 issue of the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, only 44% of knee replacements were indicated! This means that 56% weren't clearly indicated. You have to ask yourself why this is so. Is it because orthopedists do too many operations because they want the business? Is it because MDs are poorly trained...

Arthritis Overview

submitted by: admin on 06/09/2015
  Arthritis is a painful and disabling condition that is common, especially as we age. Risk factors are reviewed and both mainstream and CAM treatments are offered. The dangers of treatment are pointed out. Integrative strategies are reviewed. Lifestyle medicine is highlighted. Treatment for autoimmune forms of arthritis is also reviewed.              

Back Pain Management

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain affects most of us at some time in our life. Both mainstream and CAM treatment alternatives are offered and integrative strategies encouraged. The use of infrared light therapy is introduced as a powerful adjunct along with physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, imagery, qigong, prolo therapy, ozone, surgery, and much more.            

Back Pain: Initial Treatment

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain is very common and there are many styles of practice that can help get rid of it. It pays to consider a wide range of therapies before choosing a treatment, especially if there is a serious disability. Initial treatment can include ice, DMSO, arnica, arnica, acupuncture, massage, Alexander, Feldenkrais, infrared light therapy are all approaches that...

Back Problems: Do You Need Surgery?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
There are 300,000 spinal fusions every year in the US. Most of the time back pain, regardless of its severity, clears withing about 3 months. There are many alternatives as well that can be added to mainstream approaches to manage back pain that include modalities such as chiropractic, orthopedics, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, bodywork, DMSO, imagery,...

Better Pain Management Can Shorten Hospital Stays

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  An article in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in September of 2013 documented that pain relief after surgery from a local anesthetic in the region of the surgical scar led to earlier discharges. Patients going home the soonest after surgery had the lowest re-admission rates. While injecting a local anesthetic into the...

Blue Light Treats MRSA Infections

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2014
An article published in November of 2013 in the journal, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, documented that using blue light therapy at both 405 and 470 nm was effective in vivo to treat skin infections in rats infected with MRSA.  More than two billion people now carry some strain of staphlococcus aureus, and 53 million now carry MRSA (methicillin...

Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Boost Brain Repair?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Researchers from Tel Aviv University published an article in PLoS ONE in January of 2013 on how hyperbaric oxygen treatment can resuscitate the dormant neurons around a stroke. This area around the stroke, or peri-infarction area may regain function decades after the stroke. The researchers correlated the effects of this treatment with CT and SPECT...

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain

submitted by: admin on 06/03/2015
According to a press release published in Eurekalert in April of 2015, researchers from the Boston VA hospital are studying the effects of infrared and red light on veterans with Gulf War Syndrome. They documented with MRI studies that LED therapy increased blood flow and ATP production in the mitochondria of brain cells. Previous studies published in the June...

Chronic Pain

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Half of all Americans have chronic pain that interfere with lifestyle. Back pain is most common. Solutions for pain relief are discussed including prayer! Drug and alcohol addictions are common. OTC drugss are common but are not safe.        

Cutting Edge Treatment for Stroke

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
While having a stroke can be devastating, there are cutting edge strategies that can help a lot more than conventional medical practice that includes physical therapy, anticoagulation, and sometimes surgery. Most strokes are caused by clots from arteriosclerosis or atrial fibrillation or hemorrhage into the brain, but stroke-like conditions such as head trauma,...

Diabetic Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  After 10 years 50% of diabetics will have diabetic neuropathy. It is manifested by numbness, loss of balance, and in 25% severe pain. About 15% will develop ulcers that lead to amputations. Mainstream medicine relies on drugs to manage pain, but has nothing for the numbness or loss of awareness of where the feet are. There has been a major breakthrough...

Do Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good?

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Mammograms under age 50 are controversial. The prestigious Cochrane Study Group concluded that they lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Mammograms use x-rays to differentiate tissue density that is normal or cancerous; this is very difficult in women under age 50 because they have dense breast tissue that is similar to that of breast cancers. It takes almost...

Do You Need a Brain Scan if You Have Headaches

submitted by: admin on 04/03/2014
According to an article out of the Univerity of Michigan Medical Center that was published in March of 2014 in the journal, Internal Medicine, we spend about a billion dollars a year for unnecessary brain scans (MRIs and CT scans) on people who have headaches. Their research showed that the incidence of brain tumors, brain aneurysms, and AV malformations...

Does Exercise Help Arthritis?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Our bodies adapt to exercise, but we can also break it down if we traumatize it. They also adapt to disuse by becoming less capable. Use it or lose it is correct. Osteoarthritis is an example of over-stressing a joint. The body needs time to repair itself and analgesics are not the answer. Infrared light therapy and glucosamine are reviewed.        

Drug Free Treatments for Headache's

submitted by: admin on 04/18/2015
  Drugs are not necessary very often to relieve headaches, yet that is the approach taken by conventional medicine. Chiropractic adjustment of the neck is effective, especially if there is misalignment. Treating the triggers of headache can relieve the pain within minutes using infrared light treatments. There are a wide range of disciplines, especially...

Fibromyalgia

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have clear abnormalities in cellular biochemistry that can be addressed by a proper workup. Many cases are complicated by previous trauma or PTSD.          

Fibromyalgia Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
This is an introduction to what fibromyalgia is and the challenges we have in making the diagnosis. Mainstream and CAM treatments are reviewed. There is a defect in energy production that can be measured. Management of the pain is straightforward most of the time using infrared light therapy, a balance of rest and exercise, and somatic therapies.            

Headaches

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Headaches can be divided into types and their treatment varies with each type; this is reviewed. Over the counter drugs are commonly used but are not completely safe. Over use of many drugs can lead to addiction. Both mainstream and CAM approaches to manage headaches are discussed. In particular, infrared light therapy is discussed. Integrative approaches...