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The U.S Coddles Medical Mass Murders While Muzzling Those Who Help and Heal

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The opioid epidemic has been spiraling out of control. Over 200,000 Americans have died and millions more battle addiction. The number of deaths continues to rise. It is now widely acknowledged that the epidemic was started by the pharmaceutical companies. Historically, opioids, otherwise known as narcotics, were used cautiously in the medical system. Generally, these […]

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Three Plants That Could Replace Opioids in Pain Treatment

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Opium. Heroin. Morphine. Methadone. Oxycodone. Hydrocodone. What all of these have in common is they’re derived from a plant—the poppy plant. Written references to the use of this plant, native to Southeast Asia, for pain and other ailments date back to 3400 B.C. In more recent times, opium and even heroin were commonly used in […]

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The Forgotten Pain Patient

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September is Pain Awareness Month.  It’s a good thing that there is a month designated for pain awareness because the plight of the pain patient has been pretty much ignored recently.  As alarm has spread over the increase in opioid addiction and overdose, the needs of the pain patient for relief have taken a back […]

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Drug-Free Pain Relief 24/7

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About 35 years ago I was in terrible shape.  More than three years earlier I had hurt my back running and since that time I had been in terrible pain and my life had ground to a halt.  Doctors were at a loss to explain why I was still in pain.  They gave me drugs […]

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Pain Patients Don’t Help Their Cause by Denying Reality

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Chronic pain patients who rely on opioids for pain relief feel under siege.  Because of concerns about opioid addiction and overdose, federal, state and local governments have been instituting policies that discourage opioid prescribing.  In response, many physicians are indiscriminately reducing the amount of opioids they prescribe.  In some cases, they are quickly and drastically […]

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Free and Affordable Chronic Pain Treatments, Part 1: Meditation

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This is the first in a series of blog posts I will be writing on free and affordable treatments for chronic pain.  Financial limitations often accompany chronic pain, because many who suffer lose the ability to work and/or have significant out of pocket expenses for medical care.  Often, desired treatments, particularly alternative treatments that insurers […]

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Most Pain Patients Have Been Brainwashed

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Brainwash: to make people believe only what you want them to believe by continually telling them that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching them. –Cambridge Dictionary. Pharmaceutical companies are now a trillion dollar business globally.  They spend billions of dollars on marketing to convince doctors and patients of the value of […]

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Preventing Acute Pain from Becoming Chronic Pain

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Two days ago I took a hard fall.  I twisted my ankle in a parking lot.  I was thrown off balance and slammed very hard into the asphalt, injuring my right arm and shoulder.  I had scraped a large chunk of skin off my elbow through two layers of clothing and my arm and shoulder […]

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Five Amazing Chronic Pain Treatments You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Biofeedback Imagine if you could relax your muscles, dilate your blood vessels in your extremities for better circulation and tissue healing, reduce your stress, heart rate and anxiety level and improve your digestion, immunity and ability to fall asleep—all without taking any drugs.  Biofeedback can teach you to do all that. Biofeedback uses sensitive electronic […]

 
 
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