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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...

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.            

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.          

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 Drugs: Their Dangers

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
New drugs are problematic because they are not fully tested. Post marketing studies should be required. It is wiser to use old time-tested drugs because they've been around for decades and we know their complications. Vioxx is an interesting example. Cox 1 and Cox 2 inhibitors are explained.

New Guidelines for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 05/05/2015
The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines for effective treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. It involves the use of multiple drugs that include anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, and narcotics. While it is sometimes necessary to use this toxic polypharmaceutical approach, there are newer highly effective, safe, and affordable options...

NSAIDs: The Myriad of Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 05/31/2014
The effectiveness of NSAIDS for longterm pain is questionable according to new research. Chronic use of these drugs shows their effectiveness is close to that of a placebo. There are many alternatives to drugs for pain management that are more effective and far safer. More than 30,000 people die annually in the US from this class of drugs, which include Advil,...

Over the Counter Pain Medication Problems

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
NSAIDS, aspirin, and Tylenol are now getting black box warnings from the FDA because there are too many serious complications related to their use. GI bleeding, liver and kidney failure, and heart attacks are issues.

Pain and Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
Most of us suffer from some type of pain on a daily basis, especially as we age, and we turn to pharmaceutical drugs such as NSAIDs and Tylenol, not realizing the potential dangers they often cause. These drugs cause more than 30,000 deaths and 300,000 hospitalizations annually in the US. We should be working to discover the reasons for pain and taking action...

PAIN AND INFLAMMATION - CHRONIC: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
  Few of us are free of chronic pain and inflammation. We tend to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to relieve our symptoms, but this does little in the long run, and inhibits the healing process in the short term. Lifestyle medicine is the key to resolving inflammation and pain. Dr. Saputo recommends the lifestyle, dietary, and supplements listed below to...

Pain and Inflammation Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Few of us are free of chronic pain and inflammation. We tend to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to relieve our symptoms, but this does little in the long run, and inhibits the healing process in the short term. Lifestyle medicine is the key to resolving inflammation and pain. Dr. Saputo recommends the lifestyle, dietary, and supplements listed below to...

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...

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...

Peripheral Neuropathy Overview (PowerPoint)

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
It seems that peripheral neuropathy (PN) is becoming more and more common in medical practice today. I have seen more than a thousand people with PN over the past 15 years. There are a wide range of causes for PN and fortunately there is treatment for it that is revolutionary in my opinion. In this PowerPoint presentation, which is being presented to Alta Bates...

Persistent Pain After Trauma

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
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Photonic Stimulation (Infrared Light Therapy)

submitted by: admin on 04/03/2014
Infrared light therapy is a new an amazingly superior way to manage most types of pain with immediate results. It's mechanisms of action are explained and the conditions it treats reviewed. Because it was only introduced into medical practice about 20 years ago, it is not widely available.      

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.          

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.

Preview, Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
Back pain is very common and can be challenging to treat. The importance of making a diagnosis is stressed because the treatment differs with different causes. Both mainstream and CAM treatments are reviewed so you'll have a good idea of what might be possible for your particular situation. In particular, the possible role of infrared light therapy in treating...

Preview, Infrared Light for Backpain

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2018
The story of how Dr. Len discovered infrared light therapy and how it works is shared. The role of infrared imaging during treatment is discussed and its application in integrative medicine reviewed. Its mechanism of action is explained.