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Scientists create detailed picture of protein linked to learning, pain and brain disorders

Posted March 7, 2014

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Vanderbilt University have created the most detailed 3-D picture yet of a membrane protein that is linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism.

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Natural Herbal / Nutritional Pain Therapies

Posted March 7, 2014

Many natural therapies can be very helpful for pain. My three favorite pain relieving herbals are willow bark, Boswellia, and tart cherry. All three of these can be found in combination in the End Fatigue “Pain Formula” by Integrative Therapeutics. Begin with 2-4 tabs 2-3 times a day as needed until maximum benefit is achieved (~ 4-6 weeks) and then you can use the lowest effective dose. Let’s look at these three herbals.

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New research points to talking-therapy treatments to manage osteoarthritis pain

Posted March 5, 2014

Scientists have shown for the first time that the abnormalities in the way the brain experiences pain may be to blame for the chronic pain suffered by osteoarthritis patients. The findings by Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester suggest the need for new therapies to target brain mechanisms to enable the brain to cope more effectively with chronic pain, including mindfulness-based talking therapies.

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Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of hydromethanol extract of Cyperus rotundus in mice

Posted March 4, 2014

Cyperus rotundus Linn. (Cyperaceae) is used to treat inflammation, pain, fever, wounds, boils and blisters in folk medicine. This study evaluated the antinociceptive effect of the hydromethanol extract of whole plant of C. rotundus (HMCR).

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Access pain relief without medication

Posted March 3, 2014

It is conceivable that massage can provide effective relief from low back pain. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests it might indeed alleviate back pain better than traditional approached such as medication, exercise and bed rest. Is this possible and how long does the pain relief last?

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Top 4 ways to reduce muscle and joint pain

Posted February 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 some simple solutions to start.

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Effect of acupuncture on Deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea: analysis of data from a larger randomized controlled trial

Posted February 21, 2014

Deqi is a central concept in traditional Chinese acupuncture. We performed a secondary analysis on data from a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT) in order to assess the effect of acupuncture on deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea.

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Researchers turn pain perception on and off in mice using light

Posted February 19, 2014

A team of researchers at Stanford University has found a way to turn the perception of pain on and off using only a light source. In their paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the team describes how they genetically altered nerve receptors beneath the skin in mice, and how doing so allowed for controlling the perception of pain.

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New – Acupuncture Dragon & Tiger Relieves Menstrual Cramps & Pain

Posted February 18, 2014

New research confirms that acupuncture relieves menstrual related cramping and pain. The research concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of dysmenorrhea, painful menstruation often accompanied by abdominal cramps. In addition, the researchers discovered that a special acupuncture needling technique possesses particularly powerful analgesic effects. The study compared even-manual acupuncture needle methods with a technique called Longhu Jiaozhan. The results showed that Longhu Jiaozhan produces stronger analgesic effects than even-manual manipulation of acupuncture needles.

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Cannabis compound relieves pain from osteoarthritis

Posted February 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 suffer from the wide array of side effects that pharmaceuticals are equipped with. If they choose not to take prescriptions due to side effects, they will live in the chronic physical pain caused by osteoarthritis. Basically, they are forced to choose between one form of pain or another. However, this may not be the case for much longer.

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