Pain news, articles and information:
|11/30/2016 - Women who live in either California or Colorado now have access to workable options other than NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for treating their menstrual woes, as companies in these two states have begun unveiling the latest in all-natural cramp relief: cannabis-infused feminine hygiene...|
|11/29/2016 - If you often find yourself suffering from neck and back pain, you may have blamed your pillow or even your bed for the discomfort, but the problem might have nothing to do with your furniture and everything to do with the way you carry yourself.
Many of us spend a lot of time hunched over our computers,...|
|11/28/2016 - The cannabis plant's medicinal value is virtually unmatched by any modern medicine – even scientific evidence has shown us that. And yet, for some reason, the DEA continues to ignore the mountains of evidence that medical marijuana can, and does, help millions of people across the United States.
|11/3/2016 - No one enjoys dealing with pain, whether it's something mild like minor back pain or something much more intense like an excruciating migraine. However, many people choose to tolerate it anyway because they'd rather suffer through the pain than take risky medication for it.
This stance is understandable...|
|11/2/2016 - Move over, milk and honey. People who are having trouble falling asleep are now turning to a new concoction from a raw food cafe in London called Rawligion to help them get some much-needed rest. The drink, aptly named "Relax," is said to reduce stress, relieve pain and lessen anxiety.
It's no surprise...|
|11/1/2016 - When elderly patients with joint problems start taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, their risk of heart failure increases. This is the finding of a UK study published in the British Medical Journal. The study investigated 10 million people with an average age of 77 from the UK,...|
|10/26/2016 - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, are readily available at gas stations, convenience stores and pharmacies nationwide. They're sold over the counter, and you can buy them at pretty much any age. Our casual relationship with NSAIDs suggests that they are harmless drugs, but...|
|10/13/2016 - A leading pathologist is warning that one prescription painkiller is causing more deaths than cocaine and heroin.
The expert, Prof. Jack Crane – Northern Ireland's top pathologist – says Tramadol is currently "claiming more lives than any other drug," and as such ought to be upgraded...|
|10/4/2016 - Opponents of medical marijuana laws have often claimed that legalizing marijuana use would lead to rampant drug abuse and have an adverse effect on society. Now that these laws have been instituted in some states for a few years, however, evidence is mounting that the opposite is actually true.
|10/1/2016 - The scientific and medical communities have known for years that there are many problems associated with the abuse of prescription opioid medications. The federal government itself is also well aware of the problem.
So why would a federal agency, especially the one agency in charge of medication...|
|9/14/2016 - Eating a meal containing both chili peppers and ginger may help prevent cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Researchers have long been divided over the cancer-fighting potential of capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their "burn."...|
|9/6/2016 - When basic human needs are ignored, illness and disease often ensue. This is the case with hydration; not consuming enough water can have dire and sometimes hidden consequences on our bodies.
Increasing your daily water intake can work wonders for your health. This is expanded on in the book Water...|
|9/1/2016 - For the first time in history, a United States Surgeon General has sent out a mass message to American physicians. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million doctors in recent days, asking for their help to end the epidemic of prescription painkiller overdose deaths. The landmark letter...|
|8/17/2016 - The number of babies who are born addicted to opioids has tripled in just 15 years in our country. It's a shocking statistic that underscores just how far opioid addiction reaches. In 1999, 1.5 babies in every 1,000 births were born addicted to opioids and placed into a withdrawal program immediately....|
|8/16/2016 - You might have heard about the many health benefits of turmeric – or maybe you still think of this popular spice as only belonging in your spice rack. Either way, you may be surprised to find out that a simple combination of turmeric and honey (known as "golden honey") is an extremely useful natural...|
|8/12/2016 - Many people who practice yoga report that it reduces stress and helps them gain a sense of inner calm. The ancient practice, which combines movement with breath, is being explored by researchers as a way to help cancer patients alleviate symptoms and boost their outlook and quality of life.
|7/7/2016 - Tooth aches can be an enormous pain in the "mouth". From sitting at your desk constantly massaging your mouth to laying on the couch at night throbbing in pain, toothaches can really put a dent in your daily routine.
The causes behind toothaches are many: cavities, enamel erosion, periodontis, teeth...|
|6/17/2016 - Ginger, turmeric and lemon are without a doubt three of the most popular natural healing foods on our planet. Although they have been around for ages, they are finally getting the attention they deserve, thanks to the growing health-conscious community that is turning its back on conventional medicine.
|5/29/2016 - Human trials have been launched on a small, wireless device that is implanted in the forehead and sends electric pulses to block the nerve signals believed to produce migraine pain.
Migraines are headaches characterized by intense throbbing or pulsing pain, typically accompanied by nausea, vomiting,...|
|5/25/2016 - Congress has just passed 18 bills created to address the nation's opioid epidemic, but is the government really serious about tackling the problem?
Although the legislation passed overwhelmingly, there will be no funding available until 2017 for the various programs contained in the bills, and the...|
|5/24/2016 - Practicing physician Ronald Hirsch is fed up with all the incessant marketing and over-prescription of opioid painkillers going on in the field of medicine. He knows that big money is influencing the incessant marketing of opioids. Hospital staff members are often trained to try and please patients...|
|5/16/2016 - Tylenol doesn't just dull your perception of physical pain, it also dulls your ability to relate to the physical and emotional pain of others. In other words, Tylenol affects your ability to show empathy, according to a pair of studies conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and published...|
|5/13/2016 10:27:55 AM - Everyone gets a headache every now and then. Not only are they painful and sometimes debilitating, but they can cause you to miss work, as well as other important events. Though bothersome, headaches are relatively normal, depending on the severity and frequency, of course. But migraines aren't normal;...|
|5/10/2016 - Back in January, the emergency department of the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey – about 20 miles from New York City – launched an innovative program to help stem the tide of narcotic painkiller addiction and abuse. The department has adopted a deliberate policy...|
|4/29/2016 - Opioids are being over prescribed in America, resulting in 47,000 deaths a year, mostly from pain prescription overdoses. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that the US makes up 5 percent of the world's population but devours 75 percent of all prescription drugs. Considering all this, could...|
|4/27/2016 - Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United states. An estimated 73 million people have high LDL or bad cholesterol, which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, millions of people take statins, or cholesterol-lowering drugs.
These inexpensive statin drugs –...|
|4/24/2016 - It's easy to think that all superfoods must be pricey fruits such as blueberries, pomegranates or goji berries. But as potent as some of the more expensive superfoods are, you don't have to break the bank to get the benefits of superfoods. Three of the most potent superfoods out there are quite inexpensive...|
|4/22/2016 - Recently, 23-year-old Kirsty Keep begged her mother to take her to the Swiss suicide clinic Dignitas because she was in too much pain to go on with life. For the past seven years she has been receiving steroid and chemotherapy treatment for an autoimmune condition called lupus which she developed after...|
|4/7/2016 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Every day, about 40 Americans die from an overdose of prescription opioid painkillers. To combat America's deadly prescription problem, the CDC has recently released 12 guidelines to advise primary...|
|4/4/2016 - When you have a headache, do you immediately reach for a bottle of painkillers?
Next time, take a moment first to figure out exactly what type of headache you actually have. That's because the most common types of headaches actually have very different causes, and will respond best to very different...|
|4/2/2016 - Tens of millions of people have long relied on meditation as a way to calm the mind and perhaps even achieve enlightenment, though traditional medical practitioners and others who simply did not buy into the concept have often condemned the practice.
Now, however, new research conducted by the Group...|
|3/25/2016 - In case you were wondering, dangerous opioid drugs cause addiction and can kill you. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is just now catching on to that.
"It is just staggering and heartbreaking to see the toll that abuse is taking," said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease...|
|3/17/2016 - For once, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is trying to do the right thing. But unfortunately, the agency doesn't have the mettle to see it through.
As reported by The New York Times, recently, the CDC, in a bid to curb what a number of experts consider to be the worst public...|
|3/3/2016 - Pharmaceutical science is pretty good at one thing: creating entirely new health problems. Take Big Pharma's opiate pain meds, for example. Researchers are now finding out that this common class of drugs causes severe opioid-induced constipation (OIC) which may lead to rectal tearing and abdominal pain....|
|2/26/2016 - Painful periods (or primary dysmenorrhea), affect up to 90 percent of all women at some stage in their lives. Pain associated with the menstrual cycle can range from mild to severe discomfort, with up to 8 percent of women not being able to leave their home or bed.
For many years, fennel seeds have...|
|2/25/2016 - New research indicates that the children of mothers who take Tylenol during pregnancy have a greater chance of developing asthma.
The study, published February 9 in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggests that an increased risk of asthma in children is associated with the prenatal use...|
|2/23/2016 - A physician from the Los Angeles area who was convicted earlier of second-degree murder for handing out prescriptions of painkillers that left three patients dead was sentenced in recent days to 30 years to life in prison in a bellwether case that many in the medical community think will have a chilling...|
|2/22/2016 - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking the agency to look into ways to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, in part by examining the impact of increased use of medical marijuana as a substitute...|
|2/18/2016 - It seems that people suffering with minor aches and pains have recently started to opt for Yoga Emergency Therapy over a visit to the urgent care clinic or hospital emergency room. Yoga Therapy Clinics specialize in problems relating to pain or anxiety, and have become increasingly popular as an alternative...|
|2/15/2016 - It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from; everyone can relate to the euphoric feelings that come while listening to their favorite music. The vibrations of sound, building into rhythm and melody, communicate with our bodies in powerful ways, affecting our emotions, our energies and even...|
|12/9/2015 - A holistic healer focused on using self-empowering mind-body tools including meditation, spiritual growth, deep relaxation and even self-hypnosis, Dr. Emmett Miller has witnessed firsthand the insensitivity and detachment often associated with Western medicine, spurring him to take a different approach...|
|8/18/2015 - The FDA has announced that it will require new labels on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers in the aspirin family, warning that even brief use of these drugs increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, including among people with no heart disease risk factors.
The warning applies...|
|8/18/2015 - One of the most oft-cited reasons used by supporters of abortion to justify even the most horrific of procedures like partial-birth abortion and, we've now learned, organ-harvesting for profit, is that the mass of flesh and blood growing inside a woman's womb is just a "fetus," not a human, that "doesn't...|
|8/5/2015 - A fifth video released by a group attempting to expose the ghoulish underworld of Planned Parenthood features an official employed by the organization admitting that abortion doctors sometimes provide "intact" babies for organ harvesting and experimentation.
As reported by Lifesite News, the video,...|
|6/24/2015 - In recent years, the topic of inflammation has become more widely studied, and more is understood about this condition than in the past. Medical researchers are beginning to realize just how much of a toll chronic, low-level inflammation can take on the body and are starting to link it not only to arthritis...|
|6/19/2015 6:09:26 PM - Skull on fire, writhing in pain, one journalist tells his own story about the onset of searing headaches and the feeling of being "hit over the head with a rod of steel." That's how journalist Adam Estes described the mysterious "bolts of pain" that shot from the top of his neck and across his skull.
|6/6/2015 - A huge study by the Mayo Clinic looked at over 140,000 patients between 2005 and 2009 to find out why (exactly) people went to see a doctor. Initially, you might think that heart disease and cancer would top the list, but that's not it. Believe it or not, skin disorders were number one – followed...|
|6/2/2015 - Joint pain can be caused by injury (including repetitive stress injuries); bacterial, viral, or fungal infections; or autoimmune disease. The pain may be restricted to one joint or affect multiple joints; it may migrate from one to another. Pain and other symptoms may be acute or chronic. Joint pain...|
|6/1/2015 - Just as Natural News has warned for over a decade, mind-altering medications such as tranquilizers and psychiatric drugs (SSRIs) have now been confirmed to increase the risk of a person committing murder.
A new study published in the journal World Psychiatry (June 1 edition, not yet found on the...|
|6/1/2015 - It isn't difficult to find research demonstrating the health benefits of curcumin. Studies have shown that this yellow-colored curcuminoid, which is the main active compound in turmeric, can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and cognitive decline. Additionally, curcumin increases...|
|6/1/2015 - Popular over-the-counter painkiller medications from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, which includes ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), have been found in a new large-scale international study to significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease.
|5/28/2015 - What do you reach for when you are in pain? You certainly don't want to rub toxic chemicals all over yourself or ingest drugs with a long list of nasty side effects. There must be a better solution. How about a natural salve you can make at home that is inexpensive and actually works to relieve your...|
|5/28/2015 - Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain...|
|4/28/2015 2:33:02 PM - Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated...|
|3/30/2015 - Arthritis is painful inflammation of one or more joints in the body. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, though the best-known types are osteoarthritis (which breaks down cartilage), rheumatoid arthritis (which is an autoimmune disorder affecting the lining of the joints), and gout (caused by...|
|2/24/2015 - By all accounts, our daughter was normal before receiving the HPV vaccine. Katie performed very well in school. She was conscientious, hard-working and took pride in getting good grades. She loved dancing having taken dance classes since she was 3 years old. Katie always danced and twirled throughout...|
|2/10/2015 - It's not uncommon for criminals to show up in the medical field. The insurance system by itself encourages doctors to use criminal and unethical behavior to make a living. Doctors care less about the quality of care they are giving. They want to see as many patients as possible so they can collect all...|
|1/18/2015 - As 2015 got underway, Natural News declared this the Year of Self-Reliance, and I promised to bring you more practical solutions that touch on all the important areas of your life.
Several extraordinary events are beginning in the next 1-7 days that can help you attain extremely valuable wisdom and...|
|1/14/2015 - It is your body's way of telling you that something is amiss -- pain, and for many people, the chronic variety that only the constant use of painkillers seems to mitigate. The advice of many conventional doctors is to just pop a few aspirin or ibuprofen when it shows up and go about your day. But is...|
The beauty of the body is that it has several feedback mechanisms to alert you that something is going wrong. We often call this feedback a "symptom", and rather than valuing it and seeking to remedy the imbalance, we often set out to destroy the mechanism that provides that signal. This is equivalent...|
|11/26/2014 - Unfortunately, acute or chronic pain is something that everyone in their life experiences at one time or another. Even though this is a powerful reminder from the body that something is either healing or going terribly wrong, a way to manage the pain is often required in order to live a functional lifestyle.
|10/14/2014 - A radioactive metal once admired in the early 1900s is now the source of deadly health and environmental impacts that are financially burdening individual states and the federal government.
Humans seem to have always been impressed by shiny objects, making the discovery of radium particular exciting...|
|9/12/2014 - Many Americans would argue that the U.S. is the greatest nation on Earth, a beacon of freedom and hope for the rest of the world to emulate. But when it comes to mental and physical quality of life here in the States, America appears to rank near the bottom, as evidenced by the nation's massive and...|
|8/26/2014 - Nearly half of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, primarily seniors, take opioid pain relievers, according to new data. And researchers say this number is steadily rising, which begs the question -- is your elderly loved one a victim of the opioid drug racket?
There are many...|
|8/14/2014 - You may have noticed the flurry of new dietary supplements containing cannabinoids (CBDs) -- active chemical constituents of the cannabis plant. People everywhere are discovering the power of CBDs to reduce pain, enhance mood, relax the nerves and even help prevent chronic disease.
But what most...|
|7/28/2014 - Previous studies have proven that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream increases our emotional well-being, encourages longevity and offers relief to patients suffering from chronic pain.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic concluded that sufficient levels of the sunshine vitamin...|
|7/22/2014 - Tens of millions of people around the world live with acute or chronic pain, and their desperate attempts to alleviate it has made prescription painkillers a billion dollar industry for Big Pharma. Unfortunately, prescription painkillers often contribute to more problems than they cure. In fact, according...|
|7/18/2014 - Meditation is a powerful tool, but not until recent years has its wide array of benefits been studied so extensively. Once neurologists discovered how meditation creates changes in the brain, research of this alternative tool rose exponentially. Many recent studies have proven that meditation can diminish...|
|7/5/2014 - A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the overprescription of narcotic painkillers is still a major problem in the United States.
The report, published on July 1, is based on data collected by retail pharmacies, which fill the majority of US prescriptions....|
|6/30/2014 - As if having cancer is not bad enough, there is also a great deal of pain associated with the disease. While this is often not true in the very early stages of the disease -- when it might make it easier to discover the cancer itself -- it is an unfortunate side effect in later stages. It is so bad...|
|6/23/2014 - Cayenne pepper, also known as capsicum, adds flavor to your food and has some impressive health benefits. Cayenne stimulates blood flow and can help burn body fat. It also fights inflammation and stimulates digestion, which helps break down food for better nutrient absorption. Cayenne is also a warming...|
|6/6/2014 - The activity of a specific pain receptor may be behind the beneficial effects of chili peppers on metabolism, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., and published in the journal Cell...|
|5/29/2014 - According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 600,000 people opt for spinal surgery and over 30 million people suffer from low back pain - at any given time. But, in reality, chronic back pain can...|
|5/27/2014 10:28:00 AM - A wheelchair-bound man who suffered from partial paralysis, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis was raided by masked, gun-wielding SWAT officers and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of painkillers that he was legitimately prescribed by his physician.
|5/25/2014 - The cayenne pepper is the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum annuum plant, which is native to northern South America and southern North America. A nightshade fruit that is related to the bell pepper, jalapeno and paprika, cayenne peppers are often dried and ground into a powder and then used to prepare...|
|5/24/2014 - Modern medicine continues to ignore the actual dilemmas associated with pain, as if they are somehow irrelevant, yet, when pain is properly relieved, it can lead to healing in a short period of time, and naturally so. The process of healing one part of the body is the same for every other part as well,...|
|5/22/2014 2:33:04 AM - According MedlinePlus, taking 1 gram of ginger before surgery may help reduce nausea and vomiting post-surgery. Widely known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, ginger has many more uses than one may think. In China, ginger has been used for over 2,000 years to help treat nausea, stomach...|
|5/22/2014 - There was a time when Stacy Stowers tried to fight her debilitating fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a daily combination of coffee, sleeping pills and alcohol. "I couldn't get out of bed or get dressed," Stowers says. "Eventually my teeth started to fall out." She lived with such pain and an unhealthy...|
|5/2/2014 - Arthritis sufferers may now have a better option for treating their pain than pharmaceutical drugs. A new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took an herbal extract of the "thunder god" vine fared better than those taking methotrexate,...|
|4/1/2014 - In a nation that seems to thrive on popping pills for a range of different health woes, it really should come as no surprise that deaths due to the overdosing of prescription drugs are on the rise in the United States, and will likely to continue to be so. Though there is a definite need for a number...|
|3/25/2014 - The future of pain management in humans could eventually center less around what people take for their aches and pains and more around what they shine at them. Experimental new research at Stanford University's Bio-X laboratory has found that unconventional light therapy can be used to mitigate chronic...|
|3/10/2014 - A Washington-based orthopedic surgeon who has developed a pain management system for sufferers of chronic back pain says it is a much better alternative to back surgeries which have low success rates.
Dr. David Hanscom, in an interview with Natural News, said that his Structured Care Program not...|
|2/27/2014 - It seems that nearly everyone is dealing with some sort of muscle or joint pain. We often blame it on getting old, too much physical work or exercise, or other phantom factors that we obviously don't understand. Regardless of our notion of how it happened, we all really want it to go away. Here are...|
|2/25/2014 - Fibromyalgia sufferers experience chronic widespread muscular pain, achiness, poor sleep, and extreme fatigue. Following a sleepless night, sufferers of FM wake up exhausted, their mind in a fog, and their bodies feeling beaten up with intense pain that could last for days, weeks, or even months.
|2/19/2014 - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has rejected a petition filed by Bayer HealthCare to have its over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication Aleve (naproxen) declared to be safer for the heart than competing alternatives like Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen). According to reports, the drug...|
|2/14/2014 - Pain from osteoarthritis leaves many debilitated due to stiff and swollen joints. While prescriptions are readily available for osteoarthritis sufferers, they often leave patients with the choice of living between two worlds: If they take prescription pills, they may live with less physical pain yet...|
|1/22/2014 - Fibromyalgia is a state of inflammation and fatigue that causes muscle pains and sensitivity. It's a condition that tears down one's quality of life, bringing anxiety and depression. It's a condition that more people are experiencing; estimates show that 1 in 25 now suffer from this painful condition....|
|1/14/2014 - White willow bark has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, advised his patients to chew on the bark to reduce inflammation and fight off infection. Many herbalists continue to use white willow bark to treat painful inflammatory conditions.
|12/31/2013 - Frequency-specific microcurrents (FSM) are an innovative system of treatments using micro-amperage current and frequencies on tissues to create healing and eliminate pain. There are hundreds of FSM practitioners around the world. Physicians utilizing the original electromagnetic therapy in the 1920s...|
|12/18/2013 - Supplementing with vitamin D can help mitigate the pain and depression often associated with type 2 diabetes, says a new study out of Loyola University in Chicago. Researchers there found that women with the disease who suffered from numbness, tingling and pain in their hands, fingers and legs, as well...|
|11/19/2013 - It has been noted that one of the most popular requests in wellness stores is for products to help ease stomach pain naturally. People, from cancer patients to parents of babies suffering from colic, try to look for the safest and most effective way of dealing with stomach pain. There is actually no...|
|11/19/2013 - The long-term health consequences of our increasingly polluted environment and food supply appear to include an unusual pain condition that strikes out of nowhere and leaves its victims in a near-constant debilitated state. Referred to in the medical literature as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or...|
|11/16/2013 - Many people experiencing chest pains, tight or swollen chest muscles, a dull chest ache or even stabbing pains when pressing on the sternum may be feeling the effects of a condition known as costochondritis. While a health care professional should be consulted when it comes to any severe chest or lung...|
|10/26/2013 - Women of all ages may experience pain during sex, and finding the cause as well as solutions can sometimes prove to be a challenging investigative process. The most common reasons that sex may be painful are lack of lubrication, vaginal tensing and involuntary vaginal muscle contractions. The pain can...|
|10/4/2013 - Pain is one of the most common ailments (millions of people report experiencing chronic or acute pain on a monthly basis), yet medical science has yet to offer a non-toxic painkiller good for long-term use. Natural pain relievers may trump drugs on this score. A handful of vitamins, minerals and amino...|
|9/28/2013 - Around four out of five people experience back pain during their lifetime, and many people suffer chronic pain that lowers their quality of life. Surgery is rarely needed for back problems and accepting living with daily pain is also a rare necessity. Back pain can usually be relieved with proper stretching...|
|8/31/2013 - FDA sanctioned prescription drugs for pain such as, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Lortab, and others are just as addictive as street drugs. Withdrawal can be difficult, and they have the expected physiological side-effects that accompany almost all of Big Pharma's products.
Non-prescribed over the counter...|
|8/24/2013 - Death by prescription drug continues to be a major health problem in the United States, as Big Pharma remains influential and dominant in traditional medical practice. But a noted neurosurgeon and contributing CNN health expert may represent the first chink in Big Pharma's formidable armor, according...|
|8/10/2013 - If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, there is hope beyond a life of just taking pharmaceutical painkillers all the time to cope with the agony. The all-natural antioxidant compound alpha lipoic acid, also known as ALA, has been shown in a limited subset of trials to help alleviate certain types...|
|8/2/2013 - In today's current medical arena, the mass consumption of useless surgeries and medications is growing at alarming rates. A new study by Dr. Bruce Landon from the Harvard Medical School shows that many doctors today are ignoring back pain self care guidelines and are instead sending patients through...|
|7/14/2013 - Chronic pain is a modern day epidemic that affects more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. It costs nations billions of dollars in lost productivity and medical expenses every year. Debilitating pain affects more individuals than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Doctors throw drug after...|
|7/12/2013 - Acupuncture significantly reduces both pain and painkiller use following surgeries including Cesarean sections, research has shown.
In one study, published in the Chinese Medical Journal in 2009, researchers from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan assigned 60 women who had undergone C-sections...|
|6/12/2013 - Over the counter pain remedies such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen have been the go-to choices for killing pain and/or inflammation fast. But they have their vast array of side effects.
Aspirin has been linked to gastrointestinal problems and ulcers as well hemorrhaging and strokes. Tylenol...|
|5/30/2013 - A unique and not well known type of acupuncture in the Western world, motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT), is used in Korea for lower back pain (LBP) or other musculoskeletal areas of pain that hinder movement.
MSAT requires assisted motion of the affected area with acupuncture needles inserted...|
|5/16/2013 - The latest science reveals that antibiotics may serve a legitimate and defining purpose in medicine after all, but probably not in the way you might think. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that as many as 50 percent of all cases of lower back pain are more than...|
|5/4/2013 - Few people are familiar with the term nightshades, and many will be surprised to learn that consuming foods from this plant group may be contributing to their pain and inflammation. Nightshades belong to the Solanaceae family which includes over 2,000 species. They include some of the most popular foods...|
|4/30/2013 - Pain medications and the adverse drug reactions to them are the fourth leading cause of death in the US. This is only behind cancer, heart disease, and strokes. But still, millions of people take some form of pain medication every single day. Prescription or over-the-counter, the vast majority of these...|
|4/30/2013 - Though there is still some debate over whether or not it is an inflammatory or a neurological condition, or some combination of both, most everyone will agree that fibromyalgia is a severely debilitating health condition that robs its victims of their energy, their strength and ultimately their lives....|
|4/27/2013 - It's odd that studies are being done to "prove" certain medical arts have positive effects even after they've proven beneficial over centuries. This seems to be the case with Traditional Chinese Medicine's (TCM) and its most widely practiced methodology, acupuncture.
A meta-analysis is an overarching...|
|4/24/2013 5:33:28 PM - The front page lead story of the Los Angeles Times on March 30, 2013, highlighted the significant increase in deaths as a result of painkillers (Glover and Girion, 2013). The good news is that there are alternatives to painkillers and safer treatments that can reduce their usage.
|4/17/2013 - Self-awareness is touted as a powerful form of healing, yet it often does little for us. Being aware that you have a problem doesn't mean the problem is going to magically vanish, right?
Does this mean increased self-awareness is a waste of time? No.
It means that in order to heal yourself with...|
|3/29/2013 - Have you ever watched people ruin their own lives and wondered why anyone would simply self-destruct and then revel in misery?
Do you throw your hands up in frustration at self-sabotaging behavior? My father used to rant about his horrible eating habits. "It's what I put in my own mouth, for crying...|
|3/20/2013 - Acupuncture can significantly reduce the pain and duration of the painful pre-menstrual cramping condition known as dysmenorrhea, a number of studies have found.
Dysmenorrhea may either result from an underlying pathology of the pelvis (known as "secondary" dysmenorrhea), or it may occur in the absence...|
|3/15/2013 - New scientific evidence of the Golden Rule goes beyond the usual assumptions and suggests that if you treat others with disdain, you not only suffer, but activate the same neurology as physical pain.
Richard Ryan, co-author of a new University of Rochester study says, "This study shows that when...|
|3/6/2013 - Debilitating for both the afflicted individual and supportive family, costly in relation to loss of work and surgical medical interventions, health-damaging from medication side-effects, and stressful to manage; chronic low back pain may be eased with a surprising low-cost, simple, low side-effects,...|
|3/2/2013 - Getting a couple more hours of sleep each night is more effective than codeine at reducing the body's sensitivity to pain, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP.
The study was the first to examine the pain-related effects of getting extra sleep, although other studies have shown that...|
|2/18/2013 - Meditation isn't only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation, which is centered on being aware of the present moment by...|
|2/14/2013 - Treating chronic pain is a complex issue because there are numerous factors that contribute to its development and persistence. Contrary to popular belief, most instances of chronic pain do not actually originate in the muscles, bones, and tissues, but rather in the nerves, which means eating foods...|
|2/11/2013 - In a new study that helps illuminate why a good doctor-patient relationship is so important, researchers have found that doctors' brains respond to patients' experiences the same way they would respond to their own. The study was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth...|
|2/8/2013 1:55:21 PM - If you've had chicken pox as a child, then you're still carrying the herpes zoster virus in your body, which can become reactivated after many years causing a very painful, burning rash known as shingles. The virus lives in the nerve cells and produces a rash along the nerve pathways, most often on...|
|1/31/2013 - Although prescription drug abuse among both children and adults now rivals illegal street drugs in both prevalence and lethality, most parents are not particularly concerned about such abuse among children and teenagers, according to the most recent University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital National...|
|1/28/2013 - This article contains the writing of my colleagues Randy Ice PT and David Mitzer DO.
Ozone gas is an O2 molecule with an extra oxygen attached, making it O3.This extra oxygen molecule is what makes ozone "supercharged" and gives it all the remarkable medical properties. Oxygen is colorless and odorless,...|
|1/13/2013 - Pregnancy is a very exiting time for most women but the labor and delivery process can bring much anticipation. Maternal worry and discomfort lengthen labor and can contribute to fetal distress. There are many natural ways to help relieve pain and shorten the overall labor duration. More and more pregnant...|
|1/9/2013 3:03:23 PM - If you're one of many of the world's citizens suffering from chronic pain, you're not alone. An estimated 60 percent or more of Americans suffer from food sensitivities and allergies, hidden culprits of chronic pain. It is rare indeed to find an individual who has no food allergies or sensitivities...|
|1/2/2013 - What follows is heavy reading. If you suffer from headaches, migraines or fibromyalgia, it will be well worth it to discover the relationship of these issues to the position of your lower jaw. The content of this article could change your life. We have my colleague Leonard J. Feld, D.D.S. to thank for...|
|12/20/2012 - Your gum pain and tooth decay could be caused by poor dentistry. Think about it - the "modern" dentist puts toxic mercury fillings inside of us; life-threatening material in our root canal and advocates the use of fluoride - which eats away at our brain function and weakens our bone structure. Does...|
|11/16/2012 - Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been generally...|
|11/10/2012 - Sciatic pain, or sciatica, occurs off and on with many people. Sometimes it's mistaken for lower back pain or leg cramps. When it does, the tendency is to stay in bed and gulp down some ibuprofen or other OTC (over the counter) pharmaceutical.
But sciatica is a symptom of another problem that is...|
|11/8/2012 - Whenever an episode of lower back pain strikes, we question, "What brought this on?" Our mind wanders to the physical things we have done over the last few days, which many times are not out of the ordinary, and in fact, frankly innocent sounding when that sharp, shooting pain starts when bending over...|
|11/5/2012 - Do you take ibuprofen on a regular basis for acute or chronic aches and pains? Do you know that ingesting these medications consistently over short or long periods of time can cause life-threatening injuries? Most medications only mask symptoms and never "fix" the source of pain. Chronic NSAID use creates...|
|10/25/2012 - A young child can laugh over 300 times a day whereas an adult will chuckle a fraction of this amount -- often much less, if at all. It's no joke. When life is taken too seriously, we are missing out on one of the greatest health boosting habits around. Feel good endorphins, pain management, lower blood...|
|10/5/2012 - Once thought by many to be of questionable value, the most complete, detailed and rigorous study of acupuncture to date has found that the procedure can relieve chronic pain, as well as the pain of migraines and arthritis, according to a report by The New York Times.
The latest findings underscore...|
|9/30/2012 - For quick relief, people reach for pain medicine to treat headache or joint pain. However, recent evidence suggests they may damage hearing. Fortunately there are more effective, natural, and safer alternatives.
Unheard of painHearing loss is the sixth most common disease burden in high-income countries,...|
|9/26/2012 - Acupuncture outperformed both placebo and conventional pain therapies - including pharmaceutical drugs - in a new study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from numerous universities in Germany and England. The study was published in the Archives of Internal...|
|9/25/2012 - Taking a painkiller for that bad back or those bum knees? That could explain why you might be having so many headaches as well, according to new research from the United Kingdom.
According to doctors, up to one million people in the UK have "completely preventable" headaches that can be quite severe...|
|9/24/2012 - According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined.
|9/15/2012 - Homeopathy is an often misunderstood but effective type of treatment that is useful for a range of conditions, including asthma, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and fibromylagia. When using homeopathy, people ingest small amounts of substances that help their body learn to heal itself. Homeopathy rarely...|
|9/12/2012 - Want your headache gone? Take two Tylenol in your hand, drink a glass of water, throw the Tylenol away... headache gone. Dutch researchers found the same recovery rate of drug takers versus placebos. It is the water that you drink that does the job. Not the liver-toxic-internal bleeding-hearing loss-impotence-problems-Tylenol....|
|9/4/2012 - With school underway or just around the corner, it's important to consider your child's workload. Not only will they have new classmates, extra-curricular obligations, and homework; but an increasing number of students are experiencing neck, shoulder, and low back pain. The culprit: backpacks. Surprisingly,...|
|9/3/2012 - Are you currently pregnant or thinking about having a baby soon? If you answered yes to either question, hopefully you are also seeing a chiropractor. A woman's body goes through countless changes while pregnant, not only hormonally, but also posturally and bio-mechanically. Low back pain is almost...|
|8/27/2012 - Anyone experiencing the pain of an acute gout or rheumatoid arthritis attack would sell their soul to get fast relief from the agony. Most drugs take time to build up in the system before relief occurs; and, many of those same drugs cause unacceptable side effects. What if you could make a drink, that...|
|8/25/2012 - New research supports earlier studies that show acupuncture is a more effective way to treat osteoarthritic knee pain than treating it with conventional biomedicine.
"Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture,...|
|8/21/2012 - Do you experience bouts of low back pain? Do you notice stiffness and aching moving from a seated to standing position? Do you sit for more than four hours a day? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you may be suffering from tight hip flexor muscles. The muscles that bring your...|
|7/25/2012 - There has been a recent epidemic of opium-addiction that is growing fast as one of America's drug problems. The CDC says this is not coming from foreign cartels, traffickers or drug dealers, but from the pharmacy that so many visit for prescribed medicines. These opiate-based drugs include Vicodin,...|
|7/14/2012 - Passion flower is not only known as a religiously symbolic and easily grown plant. Many varieties of the passion flower's "passiflora" genus have also been used medicinally for centuries first by Native Americans then by other cultures. The most common medicinal uses were as a remedy for anxiety, insomnia,...|
|6/16/2012 - If you've ever driven by a field of yellow daisy-like flowers and felt a sense of calm, you've experienced the embrace from Arnica, soothing your earthly and invisible aches and pains. Arnica montana, or Leopard's bane has been in use medicinally since the 1500s, and is both an herbal medicine and a...|
|6/11/2012 - With a shaky economy and the unknown future of healthcare in the US, consumers need better options in relieving pain and promoting health. A visit to a medical office for neck or low back pain can quickly progress to medication dependence and thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Chiropractic care...|
|5/31/2012 - The first thing to consider is qualifying the type of pain you're experiencing. In many cases, back pain eases away in a few weeks. If it's strictly muscular from straining with work or exercise, applying heat can help. It's recommended that regular activity or exercise should continue.
If your back...|
|5/28/2012 - We strive to lower the smallest fever, mask, block, and interfere with pain, artificially combat swelling, medicate hypertension, diabetes, and body cholesterol. What we are failing to see is that these are all normal body responses to identify and correct what is wrong and bring balance and healing.
|5/5/2012 - Since the beginning of creation there has been a flow of energy between our bodies and Mother Earth that works to support the various systems in our body and scavenge up free radicals that promote inflammation. More specifically, there is a flow of electrons through direct skin contact with the earth's...|
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|4/19/2012 3:33:55 PM - "Life is pain Highness; anyone who says differently is selling something." This line from the movie The Princess Bride is certainly applicable to childbirth. It's going to hurt. It's not meant to be easy. However, there are ways to prepare for and manage that pain, which is just one of the challenges...|
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