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Acupressure with Michael Gach

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Michael Gach is an author, teacher, and founder of the Acupuncture Institute in Berkeley, CA. We instinctively use pressure points to help us with pain and other symptoms. We use our hands instead of needles and get the same result.        

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...

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...

Chondroitin Plus Glucosamine are Equal to Celebrex

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
We all have pain from time to time and we want relief as soon as possible. The problem is that relieving pain with pharmaceutical drugs has side effects that are not minor, especially in the case of NSAIDs such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and Celebrex. There are about 30,000 deaths annually in the US from NSAIDs  and more than 300,000 admissions to hospitals...

How Oncologists Let Their Patients Down

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
There is a turf war between mainstream oncologists and CAM doctors that leads to an adversarial and competitive stance that is not in the patient's best interest. There is enough cancer around, but there aren't enough cures! Integrative oncology is sadly needed, but greed has gotten in the way of working together for the best interest of the patient....

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.        

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 06/14/2024
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,...

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...

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.          

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