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Natural Alternatives to Painkillers

SARASOTA MAGAZINE – For any type of pain, we typically turn to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen. The drugs are helpful and quick-acting—but when they’re taken in excess, they can contribute to a variety of negative side effects, such as stomach ulcers and liver damage. Luckily, there are hundreds of natural remedies that can also do the trick for relieving pain. Next time you need relief, consider one of the following. Curcuma for joints Curcuma, a...

Short-term use of ibuprofen may increase chance of chronic pain, study suggests

THE GUARDIAN – Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, new research suggests. The findings from the small study indicate that it could be time to reconsider how pain is treated. Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation – the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection – and new research suggests blocking inflammation with drugs could lead to harder-to-treat issues. It may be...

“Chronic Fatigue” Diagnosis Exposed As Hoax

Have you been told you have 'chronic fatigue syndrome'? You may be the target of those seeking to profit from hoax treatments ...  Proposed guidelines reject useless chronic fatigue syndrome treatments Nov 17, 2020 STAT News – For years, the prevailing “wisdom” about people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome was they were just terribly out of shape and harbored irrational fears they had an organic illness. The favored treatments were graded exercise therapy, designed to counter the...

Back Pain: Massive Problem, Badly Treated

The burden of back pain Why are better approaches to helping sufferers so slow to spread? Jan 18th 2020 Pete Moore was 43 when he woke up one autumn morning with back pain so excruciating that he struggled to dress himself. His doctor in Romford, an English town, referred him to hospital for an mri scan; this showed that some of the spongelike discs that separate the spine’s vertebrae were bulging out of the slots into which they...
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