Natural Herbs for Pain Relief

When I was in medical school, doctors only wrote prescriptions for opioid painkillers for terminal cancer patients, surgical patients and critical emergencies. That's because they knew these drugs were lethal. Opioids come from the same poppy plant used to make opium and heroin. And just like those addictive street drugs, the risk of getting hooked on them is extremely high. It's incredible how things have changed since then… What are opioids prescribed for? Today, you're likely to get a prescription for opioids for just about any kind of pain. That includes chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression, headaches and toothaches. Doctors write 250 million prescriptions for these drugs every year. What are the risks of taking opioids? It's estimated that more than 2 million people in the U.S. are addicted to these prescription painkillers — and between 40 and 52 people die from taking them every single day.1 How has this happened? In the 1990s, the pharmaceutical industry launched a huge marketing campaign to drive up profits by getting more people on these drugs. They began to push drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin for even minor pains. They promised they weren't addictive. Purdue Pharma — the maker of Oxycontin — started to give grants and other financial support to medical groups. Many — like the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine — took the cash. These groups then started advocating ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Natural Cures Source Type: news

Related Links:

Conclusions This study demonstrated a limited role of continuous passive motion in patients operated with total knee arthroplasty. Thus, there is at this stage no indication for continuous passive motion procedures in patients operated with total knee arthroplasty as a standard postoperative care.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Background Many nonconclusive studies have been conducted on low back pain (LBP) in adolescents and associated factors. Objective The aim was to assess the lifetime prevalence and associated factors of LBP in adolescents. Materials and Methods A questionnaire was administered in high school students (14–19-yr-old participants) in Veneto region (Italy). The self-administered, structured questionnaire included anthropometric data; psychologic factors and lifestyle; presence, intensity, and family history of LBP; referral to professional health care for LBP; and a short version of the International Phy...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
No abstract available
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Although hemodialysis treatment is one of the main treatment methods in chronic kidney failure, it also causes many health problems. A variety of complementary and integrative therapies are used to relieve or minimize hemodialysis symptoms. Fatigue (60%-97%) is also one of these problems. Therefore, we have conducted a systematic review to determine the effect of complementary and integrative therapies on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. Relevant studies published from 2005 to 2019, in PubMed, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect, and Cochran Library databases have been reviewed. In the study, initially, 21 039 pieces of data were ob...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
HEART disease: Around twice as many people are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK than with cancer and Alzheimer's disease combined according to the British Heart Foundation. Could a seemingly innocent and popular drug be contributing to these shocking statistics?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Background: Whether American College of Cardiology (ACC) Chest Pain Center (CPC) accreditation alters guidelines adherence rates is unclear. Methods: We analyzed patient-level, hospital-reported, quality metrics for myocardial infarction (MI) patients from 644 hospitals collected in the ACC’s Chest Pain-MI Registry from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020, stratified by CPC accreditation for>1 year. Results: Of 192,374 MI patients, 67,462 (35.1%) received care at an accredited hospital. In general, differences in guideline adherence rates between accredited and nonaccredited hospitals were nume...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to assess the utility of structuring chest pain pathway (CPP) with the instantaneous case-by-case feedback protocol using WhatsApp and its impact on improving 2 major key performance indicators—the impact on initial emergency room (ER) door-to-electrocardiogram (ECG) time, and door-to-balloon time—in a predefined 6-month corrective action period. Methods: A prospective, quality improvement plan was set to reduce door-to-first-ECG and door-to-balloon times to less than 10 and 90 minutes, respectively, in all acute coronary syndrome cases (including STEMI cases), from August 2020 to...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusions: Using evidence-based chest pain decision aids in a community hospital ED is feasible and acceptable. Key barriers and facilitators for implementation were identified. Further research in community hospitals is needed to verify findings, examine generalizability, and test implementation strategies.
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
AbstractOur previous studies have identified miR-483-3p to be highly expressed in synoviocytes from patients with rheumatoid arhtirits (RA); however, its effects on inflammation of RA fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) have remained unclear. The expression of miR-483-3p and cytokines in RA FLSs was detected using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent was conducted to determine interleukin (IL)-33 production from RA FLSs. Western blotting was employed to quantify the levels of p-ERK and total ERK. Overexpressed miR-483-3p significantly increased the mRNA and protein expression of IL-...
Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study aimed to demonstrate the effects of (Ac)5GP on migration, invasion, and inflammation of TNF- α-stimulated rheumatoid arthritis (RA) FLS (MH7A cell) and to explore the involved mechanisms. MTT assay was used to determine the applied non-cytotoxic doses of (Ac)5GP (12.5, 25, 50 μM)in vitro. Results of wound-healing, transwell, and phalloidin staining assays indicated that (Ac)5GP reduced the migration, invasion, and F-actin cytoskeletal reorganization of TNF- α-stimulated MH7A. Results of ELISA and western blot assays confirmed that (Ac)5GP reduced TNF- α-induced production of pro-inflammatory...
Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
More News: Academies | Addiction | Arthritis | Aspirin | Back Pain | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Chronic Pain | Complementary Medicine | Depression | Emergency Medicine | Epidemics | Epidemiology | Fibromyalgia | Gastric (Stomach) Cancer | Geriatrics | Grants | Headache | Herbs | Hydrocodone | Internet | Lortab | Low Back Pain | Marketing | Nutrition | Overdose | Oxycodone | OxyContin | Pain | Percocet | Pharmaceuticals | Rheumatology | Study | Substance Abuse | Vicodin | Warnings