Delicious Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Probiotic, Pain-relieving Dessert

I put together a dessert using pureed pumpkin or butternut squash, spiced up in a way that moves the blood and is actually good for you.  It is brim full of antioxidants and flavonoids.  Plus it is delicious.  You can switch a good yellow squash for the pumpkin and canned puree works well, but make … Continue reading Delicious Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Probiotic, Pain-relieving Dessert

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Simple Health Practices that Help with Pain

Pain is complex and there are many facets to it.  Here are a few things that may help.  But do what you need to in order to minimize pain rather than toughing it out because pain isn’t good for you.  Pain may be fixed and stabbing (usually nerve pain) or throbbing and movable.  Try to … Continue reading Simple Health Practices that Help with Pain

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Pelvic Pain and Functional Disorders

  Your pelvis, referred to as the Lower Jiao in Chinese  medicine is the area that lies roughly between your hips below the umbilicus (belly button), within the pelvic girdle of the skeleton.  It includes the intestines, rectum, bladder, genitals and their supporting and connecting structural elements like the messentery (connective tissue attaching the intestines), … Continue reading Pelvic Pain and Functional Disorders

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Meta-Study Finds Acupuncture Eases Menstrual Pain

A Korean meta-study reviewing data from 27 studies found that acupuncture was effective in relieving menstrual pain. Over 3000 women were studied in total, with treatments ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine to herbal injections into acupuncture points.  The analysis  from Kyung Hee Medical Center found that patients with severe period pain reported a greater reduction … Continue reading Meta-Study Finds Acupuncture Eases Menstrual Pain

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Non Pharmaceutical Ways to Deal With Pain

Pain can be caused by physical or emotional blockages to the free flow of blood and energy. Gate theory says that a little pain can block out larger amounts of pain. July 26th 2006 – Copyright by Karen S. Vaughan. There are different nonpharmaceutical ways to deal with the pain. According to gate theory, a … Continue reading Non Pharmaceutical Ways to Deal With Pain

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Ear Acupuncture Curbs Back Pain in Pregnant Women

I’ve been in California this week and after kayaking, fellow acupuncturist Bob Linde noticed that the guide was suffering from back pain and put zaccaria seeds in her ear on the auricular points dealing with back pain.  She felt changes immediately and claimed it was the best tip she’d received yet. We know that acupuncture … Continue reading Ear Acupuncture Curbs Back Pain in Pregnant Women

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Acupuncture Affects Brain’s Ability to Regulate Pain

This study is quite important because it explains one way that acupuncture works to regulate pain at a cellular level.  While those of us who have experienced acupuncture need no proof that it works for pain, it is still useful to have a mainstream university explaining the mechanism for doctors and (dare I say it) … Continue reading Acupuncture Affects Brain’s Ability to Regulate Pain

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Vitamin D Prevents Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, MS, Heart Attack and Pain

Cancers, diabetes, heart attack, falls, fractures, hypertension, neurological impairment, even pain will be prevented by raising your blood Vitamin D levels to the recommended 50-100 ng/ml. range.

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Pain Management

In recent years studies in the United States, Europe and China have found that acupuncture is twice as effective as traditional western treatment for pain, including Pharmaceutical drugs, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic.   Recently a study found that three forms of acupuncture, one including light stimulation of points with toothpicks, were all superior to western treatment for … Continue reading Pain Management

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Acupuncture Beats Western Medicine for Treating Low Back Pain

Acupuncture Beats Western Medicine for Treating Low Back Pain by S. L. Baker Natural News The results of the largest randomized back pain trial of its kind shows acupuncture clearly helps people with chronic low back pain more than standard medical care. But the results of the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) study, … Continue reading Acupuncture Beats Western Medicine for Treating Low Back Pain

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SAM-e for Parkinson’s

SAM-e, S-adenosyl-L-methionine, is vital to the production of our body’s most important antioxidant, glutathione, as well as the secondary antioxidants, cysteine and taurine. It also enhances the antioxidant power of superoxide dismutase (SOD)   These capabilities underscore SAM-e’s importance as a neuroprotective compound, given the extraordinarily high metabolic activity and energy-intensive demands of both brain cells and neurons. SAM-e … Continue reading SAM-e for Parkinson’s

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Why do I have spasms and what do I do about them?

  Why do I have spasms and what do I do about them?   There are many reasons you might have spasms and the hard, painful clenching of contracted muscle can hurt enough to wake you up in pain.  What you do is not the same for everyone   Overuse or overtraining can cause your … Continue reading Why do I have spasms and what do I do about them?

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What Herbs Can I Take for Anxiety While Breastfeeding

<< Does anyone routinely use any calming herbs often enough to know if they  are safe for nursing mothers?  I was thinking of Valerian, hops and  passionflower for my sister’s second child (the oldest still wakes during the night)…>> The time after giving birth is normally somewhat anxiety producing.  A new mother who typically had interrupted sleep … Continue reading What Herbs Can I Take for Anxiety While Breastfeeding

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Is Your Blood Pressure High Enough?

For most of my life my blood pressure has been on the low side of normal.  Considering that fat people are told that this is desirable, I was never cautioned by a doctor that I might want my blood pressure at the higher end.  But several things caused me to wonder whether this conventional wisdom … Continue reading Is Your Blood Pressure High Enough?

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Getting Through the Blood Brain Barrier

People have been asking how the stem cells go past the blood brain barrier to get to the substantia nigra where dopamine is made. Stem cells are not supposed to be able to cross the BBB, which is why early stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s was not broadly successful.But it seems that the Blood Brain … Continue reading Getting Through the Blood Brain Barrier

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The Stem Cell Implant

So I had the procedure yesterday. In the morning they took blood and did the mini liposection. I was sedated without loss of consciousness. It was laparoscopic with two tiny incisions, filled with saline and epinepherine then fat cells were extracted. They wrapped my abdomen in a stiff binder and took me to the recovery … Continue reading The Stem Cell Implant

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Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Letters to a NY Times article on Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity seem to regularly cite a study by Gibson et. all which is somewhat misleadingly entitled “No Effects of Gluten in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity After Dietary Reduction of Fermentable, Poorly Absorbed, Short-Chain Carbohydrates.” The study was widely reported to have “disproved” gluten … Continue reading Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

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