Asian lizard's tail, a well-known plant in traditional Korean medicine, can help people suffering from arthritis

(Natural News) For most of us, it’s a knee-jerk reaction to open our medicine cabinets and grab the nearest painkiller whenever physical pain plagues us, especially for those who are suffering from arthritis. But there is evidence to suggest that natural cures are just as effective as any conventional medication on the market, sans the side...
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Conclusion: These findings support the hypothesis that in FM a deteriorated function of cortical inhibition, indexed by a higher SICI parameter, a lower function of the DPMS, together with a higher level of BDNF indicate that FM has different pathological substrates from depression. They suggest that an up-regulation phenomenon of intracortical inhibitory networks associated with a disruption of the DPMS function occurs in FM. Introduction Major depressive disorder (MDD) and fibromyalgia (FM) present overlapped symptoms. Although the connection between these two disorders has not been elucidated yet, the disruption...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 April 2019Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Augustine Amalraj, Joby Jacob, Karthik Varma, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, Chandradhara Divya, Sreeraj GopiAbstractThe aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Acujoint™ - a supplement for articular cartilage degradation- in the treatment of patients with Osteoarthritis (OA) by comparing it with glucosamine and chondroitin formulation, which is a popular supplement used to treat OA. Acujoint™ is a health supplement prepared with extracts of 3-O-acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid from Boswellia serrata...
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
We examined the effect of immobilization, low-intensity muscle contraction exercise, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on tissue inflammation and acute pain following the onset of arthritis in a rat model. Sixty Wistar rats were divided into five groups: (1) Arthritis group, (2) arthritis and immobilization (Immobilization group), (3) arthritis and low intensity muscle contraction (Exercise group), (4) arthritis and TENS (TENS group), and (5) sham arthritis (Sham group). Arthritis was induced in the right knee joints by single injection of 3% kaolin and carrageenan. Immobilization of the right hindlimb...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
There is limited evidence supporting the long-term effect of a foot care package that includes footwear for people with gout. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a footwear interventi...
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the effect of auranofin on the radiosensitivity of intestinal epithelial cells. The treatment with a combination of 1 μM auranofin and 5 Gy ionizing radiation showed clear additive effects on caspase 3 cleavage and apoptotic DNA fragmentation in IEC-6 cells, and auranofin administration significantly aggravated the radiation-induced intestinal injury in mice. Auranofin treatment also resulted in the activation of the unfolded protein response and in the inhibition of thioredoxin reductase, which is a key component of the cellular antioxidant system. Pre-treatment with N-acetyl cysteine, a wel...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present study suggests that the extract of LMZ attenuates CFA-induced inflammatory pain by suppressing the ERK1/2 and NF-κB signaling pathway at both peripheral and central level. Introduction Pain is one of the most common symptoms in clinical practice, and inflammatory pain is the most important type of pain (Patapoutian et al., 2009). Inflammatory pain is a growing global health problem. In generally, there is a common course of progression in inflammation and pain share. When patients experience inflammation, they may develop hyperalgesia or allodynia to various mechanical, thermal, or che...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation No. 31-124861 to GS. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Supplementary Material The Supplementary Material for this article can be found online at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2019.00414/full#supplementary-material References Chava, K. R., Tauseef, M., Sharma, T., and Mehta, D. (2012). Cyclic AMP response element-binding protein prevents endothelial permeability...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Hongmei Zhu, Sha Nan, Chuanguang Suo, Qiulin Zhang, Manli Hu, Rong Chen, Juan Wan, Meng Li, Jianguo Chen and Mingxing Ding* College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary (HPO) axis is a dominant system controlling ovulation during puberty. Electro-acupuncture (EA) has been widely used to cure the reproductive diseases associated with endocrinological disorders. However, whether EA treatment affects HPO axis activity of physiological animals and induces alterations on the hormones in the HPO axis was also unclear. Here, we performed the EA stimuli on bil...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Flierl MA, Sobh AN, Culp BM, Baker EA, Sporer SM Abstract Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been associated with notable improvements in health-related quality of life of patients with end-stage knee arthritis. Although most patients experience substantial symptomatic relief after TKA, up to 19% of patients are unsatisfied with their outcome. With the dramatic, projected increase in the number of TKAs performed annually, it is crucial to appreciate the various modes of failure associated with this procedure. A comprehensive understanding of the symptomatology and thorough clinical examination aid in identi...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Sultan AA, Dalton SE, Umpierrez E, Samuel LT, Rose E, Tamer P, Rabin JM, Mont MA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a viable option to restore mobility and relieve pain in patients with severe post-tuberculous arthritis, but has been controversial due to concerns of disease reactivation. Over the past several decades, a number of authors have reported outcomes of THA for tuberculosis (TB) infections. However, there is marked heterogeneity in regard to disease activity, surgical approaches, and the use of chemoprophylaxis in these studies. Areas covered: The purpose of this review was to...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
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