Acupuncture Successfully Used as a Replacement for Opioids in Emergency Patients

A recently published study found that acupuncture was a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency. The study took place in four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, and was the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments. It found that the treatment is a low-risk and effective alternative …

Foods for chronic pain

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Chronic Pain

Pain fighting foods can help you in your triumph over chronic pain. Following these guidelines of “The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Chronic Pain” can ease the pain of Fibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis, and IBS. I’ve spoken on my show with Anne Wilson about foods that fight pain and slim the body, and how …

[UPDATE] Tiger Woods DUI was a Result of Prescribed Medication, not Alcohol

Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel by police on Monday, May 29th and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Woods had to be awakened and his speech was slurred, arrest report says. The report also said Woods also told police he “takes several prescriptions” due to a back injury. After consenting …

Spinal Cord Stimulation

High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation, Part I

Neurostimulation is advancing in exciting ways. One such innovation is called high frequency spinal cord stimulation which does not cause a tingling sensation. In fact, it just replaces the pain, with pain relief. Studies suggest that it may better control chronic low back pain too. Robin describes how this new spinal cord stimulator changed her …

HIV Pain

Treating Your HIV-Related Pain

In the U.S. throughout the year we set aside observance days to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among specific populations and to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. March observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Chronic pain is not uncommon for people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, most frequently referred …

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm

American Heart Month is coming to an end, but there is another important topic I would like to cover with you. Heart disease, as we all know is the leading killer of women and men in the United States. Studies show that the risk of heart attack is greater among women than men. According to …

Heart Disease

Why Are African-Americans At Greater Risk of Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month. It is also Black History Month. Now is the time to reflect on the contributions of African Americans to the American experience, and to learn a little bit more about yourself and those around you. The juxtaposition of these two observances is an occasion to examine heart health and pain among African Americans.

Heart Disease

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer for women and men in the United States, especially for those in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Heart disease is becoming an epidemic that must be addressed not just by medications and frequent screenings, but by lifestyle changes. Among the baby boomer generation, Americans born between 1945 through 1964 …

Neck Pain

Top 3 Exercises for Managing Neck Pain

Neck pain is very common in the U.S. and industrialized countries. Women, older adults, and those in rear-end car accidents are at risk. The good news is that 80-90% of the time most people recover in 12 weeks. Unfortunately, more of us are developing neck pain from smartphones and other handheld devices. Think about the …

Interventional Pain Procedures for Cancer Pain

Interventional pain management procedures are a specialized form of pain treatment, and can be quite helpful. These treatments can be provided instead of medications, or integrative therapies, or along with those treatments. Sometimes, interventions can facilitate physical therapy, improve function, speed recovery, and improve quality of life, especially at the end of life.