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Old recommendations for treatment of jellyfish stings worsens the stings

Mar 21 2017 - 9:12am
Jellyfish sting treatment

Researchers say present jellyfish sting recommendations may worsen stings. They have found vinegar and heat along with Sting No More Spray and Cream works best to treat jellyfish stings.

Jellyfish stings can ruin a nice day at the beach. Following old recommendations to treat painful jellyfish stings seems to only make things worse.

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Craniosacral therapy (CST) proven to relieve chronic neck pain and migraines

Mar 15 2017 - 12:09am
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A recent study has shown craniosacral therapy to be effective in improving pain intensity, functional disability, and health-related quality of life. It is a non-invasive approach that uses gentle manual palpation techniques to release fascial restrictions between the cranium and the sacrum.

In this study, 54 patients were randomized into either 8 weekly units of craniosacral therapy or light-touch sham treatment.

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Light therapy may offer a non-pharmacological treatment for pain

Feb 28 2017 - 9:43pm
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Researchers say there is a great deal of promise in light therapy for the treatment of chronic pain.

Chronic pain can be very debilitating. Drugs to treat pain carry with them the risk of a myriad of adverse side effects including addiction, tolerance and withdrawal.

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New York Has Made Marijuana More Legally Accessible by Lowering Its Standards

Jan 21 2017 - 11:31am
marijuana, chronic pain, drug addiction

New York has added a new category that lets more patients avail of the addicting controversial drug.

The state of New York has just added chronic pain as a qualifying condition that allows doctors in-state to prescribe marijuana to patients.

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Can Using Earplugs Make You Not Need Painkillers? Here's Why Sleep Is So Important and How You Can Improve Yours

Dec 14 2016 - 4:43am
Earplugs and need for painkillers

Can a $3 pair of earplugs save you thousands of dollars in insurance and pharmaceutical costs by making you not need painkillers? Here's the deal with sleep and how to improve yours.

Researchers found that getting a good night's sleep lowers chronic pain.

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Why Addiction Is Closer to Home Than You Think and What You Can Do About It

Dec 12 2016 - 8:50am
Addiction and health

Recent news reveals shocking information that about 33 percent of Americans who've been prescribed and taken painkillers end up addicted. Here's what you can do to fight and prevent addiction if you're currently taking painkillers.

Doctors have been liberally prescribing painkillers, which the surgeon general raised

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The Purpose of Pain and Why It Hurts

Dec 7 2016 - 2:04pm
Why It Hurts Books Cover

Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and treating that pain costs over $635 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Answers to the centuries-old question, “Why must we feel pain?” are finally available. Kristi Hughes writes.

The new book by Harvard-trained pain specialist Aneesh Singla, MD, Why It Hurts: A Physician’s Insights on the Purpose of Pain (January 17, 2017), dives

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Ancient Chinese Exercise May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

Oct 18 2016 - 3:48pm

Tai Chi is a low-impact mind-body exercise with many health benefits, including the relief of chronic neck pain and improved quality of life.

Also called tai chi chuan, Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is also practiced as a graceful form of exercise.

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Three Common Myths about Pain

Oct 13 2016 - 8:12am
Pain myths interfere with useful diagnosis

Do you suffer from pain and your doctor doesn’t seem to be of any help? Here’s a video about some causes of unexplainable pain and three common myths that could be interfering with your finding any relief.

According to a recent ABC News Good Morning America episode, millions of people suffer from chronic pain with at least half not finding any relief, let alone an accurate diagnosis to ident

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Relieve Chronic Pain Naturally with Corydalis Yanhusuo

Sep 16 2016 - 3:51pm
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Chronic pain, including chronic neuropathic pain, is poorly and often inadequately treated by conventional medicine. Yet for centuries, there has been a way to relieve chronic pain naturally with corydalis yanhusuo, a flowering herb that has been studied in recent years, including a new report.

What is corydalis yanhusuo?

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Pain can often be treated effectively with natural remedies

Sep 3 2016 - 8:18am
Massage therapy natural remedy for pain

A new U.S. study has reviewed trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief and has determined complementary health approaches often appear effective for helping to manage many pain conditions.

Pain is a very debilitating condition which often leads to treatment with drugs that cause even more problems due lack of effectiveness and side effects issues.

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Using St. John’s wort as a fibromyalgia natural treatment

Aug 19 2016 - 4:07pm
St. John's wort

Are you struggling with fibromyalgia and wondering if St. John’s wort can help you?

St. John’s wort is a popular herb that has medicinal qualities and has been used as a natural remedy. Fibromyalgia patients share that this herb may help reduce depression and improve sleep.

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin) #8 on the Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

Oct 27 2015 - 8:53am
Acetaminophen, Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin

Acetaminophen is marketed as an effective painkiller that is safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, which are associated with more complaints of stomach discomfort or bleeding. However, because acetaminophen and products containing that drug are available over-the-counter, a common misconception is that they are not dangerous. For some people, even going slightly over the recommended amount can cause acute liver failure or kidney failure - conditions that can have deadly consequences.

Unfortunately, this hit all too close to home. In 2012, a good friend of mine went to the doctor for what he thought was back strain. He was prescribed Tylenol 3.

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How To Curb the Chronic Pain Epidemic With Exponential Technology

Oct 2 2015 - 4:31pm
Dr. Anita Gupta on Chronic Pain Treatment

As a physician anesthesiologist and pharmacist, it can be challenging to treat patients living with a chronic pain diagnosis. For most people, pain is temporary and can resolve quickly. But for more than 100 million Americans, there is no end to pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and oftentimes varies from being broad or focused, dull or sharp, distracting or excruciating.

So many factors increase the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain, especially if you are older or female. In general, women report having more pain than men.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome a physical illness, not psychological

Feb 28 2015 - 3:06pm
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have found an immune system signature that is present in people who have been newly diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), providing "robust evidence" that the disease has a biological basis.

Led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the researchers looked at the immune systems of 298 patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and 348 people without the disease

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Zohydro: Potent painkiller stirs debate over abuse vs. pain relief

Apr 7 2014 - 1:43pm
Powerful new painkiller creates controversy due to abuse potential.

When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.

At the center of the controversy is a new class of drugs that includes Zohydro, which was approved by the

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10 habits that may be causing your neck and shoulder pain

Apr 5 2014 - 5:07pm
While driving make sure your hands are resting towards the bottom of the wheel.

The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one. Read on to see how to recognize what you may be doing wrong and how to improve get back on track.

The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one.

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Will animal toxins hold the key for pain relief?

Apr 2 2014 - 9:01pm
Toxins may hold the key for pain relief.

Pharmaceutical companies are always researching to find the new and improved pain medication. Often times it is within nature where they look for answers. Perhaps the next great break through will come from a little frog from Equador, a sea snail from the Pacific or a deadly spider from Australia.

It is not so farfetched of an idea to look at nature for pain relief.

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Zohydro Painkiller Could Lead to Heroin Addiction

Mar 31 2014 - 11:20am
Zohydro Painkiller

According to Dr. Oz there’s a new painkiller called Zohydro that is so addictive that it has been found to drive patients to heroin addiction.

“Today, a big change in the medical community that has me scared—I’m talking about a new prescription painkiller so addictive that dealers are already giving it street names.

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Opioid prescribing for adult emergency room visits is increasing

Mar 17 2014 - 1:40am
Prescription drugs

There has been an increasing awareness of the dangers of abusing prescribed drugs such as opioids.

The fears surrounding overdoses of prescribed drugs shocked people worldwide when Michael Jackson suddenly died from a drug overdose given to him by his own personal physician in 2009.

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This treatment for painful joints may offer alternative to invasive surgery

Mar 15 2014 - 11:35pm
Rooster Comb omjections may be an alternative to knee replacements.

Rooster comb injections could become a great alternative to costly and invasive knee replacements.

What do painful joints and rooster combs have in common? More than you might realize with rooster comb injections on the rise.

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Abdominal pain in active adults can be caused by this one common condition

Mar 13 2014 - 8:42pm
Water

It is estimated that 75% of Americans are dehydrated. For a country that has ample access to water, it seems difficult to understand. Yet, because of our busy lifestyles it is easy to forget one of our basic needs, which is remaining adequately hydrated. It is an epidemic which effects young and old alike.

The elderly are at risk for dehydration due to their reduced ability to perceive thirst. Athletes however, are also at risk due to multifaceted reasons.

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Acupuncture may cure sepsis, saving lives

Feb 24 2014 - 8:48pm
Acupuncture found to reduce inflammation from sepsis infection.

Acupuncture has been around for centuries, and even the federal government has given it its stamp of approval as a viable treatment for certain kinds of pain. The technique works by inserting fine needles into the skin that stimulate specific nerves on the body known as meridian points.

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Trained minds can lower the need for opioids for pain

Feb 5 2014 - 7:18pm
Painkillers

There has been deepening concerns about abuse of prescription opioids for chronic pain. The treatment for serious chronic pain can become deadlier than the condition, when opioid drugs are abused. People are worried about this and are often searching for natural alternatives to treat chronic pain. New research shows that the mind can be trained to cope effectively with chronic pain.

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Natural Back Pain Cure: What’s Good for the Neck Works on the Butt

Jan 30 2014 - 11:12am
Neck and Butt Pain Cure

Are you plagued with chronic back pain but are worried that many pain cures are actually unsafe and can lead to addiction and/or an accidental overdose? Are you afraid that taking a pain killer will end your sex life? If so, you may want to learn about the 3 latest natural pain killer cures recommended by Dr. Oz with one that although it’s meant for the neck works on the butt and back as well.

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