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"Others have insomnia because the sleep center in the brain (called the hypothalamus) is suppressed by the same process that is causing the pain. A poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 58 percent of Americans had sleep difficulties. This had increased from 51 percent the year before. In addition, 15 percent of Americans use a prescription or over-the-counter sleep aid, and those who slept less than six hours a night felt more stressed, angry, sad, and tired than the people who got more sleep."
- Jacob Teitelbaum, Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic pain Now (Get the book.)

"Harvard Medical School The practice teaches that disease is caused by a loss of homeostasis in the body and that correcting one's flow of energy can restore wellness and relieve pain. There are legitimate training programs and considerable empirical evidence that acupuncture appears to have effects beyond placebo, particularly for the treatment of pain. Whether the therapy can directly increase a patient's verbal and motor skills, improve mood, memory, and cognitive function, or increase endogenous levels of neurotransmitters as has been claimed is another story."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"A psychologist named Charles Tart in Berkeley had designed a particularly brutal study, administering electric shocks to himself to see if he could 'send' his pain and have it register with a receiver, who was hooked up to machines which would measure heart rate, blood volume and other physiological changes.J What Tart found was that his receivers were aware of his pain, but not on a conscious level. Any empathy they might have had was registering physiologically through decreased blood volume or faster beating of the heart ?but not consciously."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"The evidence regarding the phenomenon of "twin pain" (where one of a pair of identical twins intuits or feels the pain or trauma of the other) has been exhaustively investigated; it appears to occur in about 25 percent of identical twins. Spontaneous coherence in brain functions occurs also among genetically unrelated individuals. Laboratory tests show that personal contact, or an emotional bond, are often sufficient to produce the transfer of stimuli among pairs of subjects."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Slowly inject as you insert the cannula until the patient indicates that the inflamed area has been reached. Inject the entire area by multiple puncture to layer the prednisolone throughout the affected area. A sponge heel insert may afford additional relief. Second Visit: A week later, repeat the treatment if needed. Effectiveness: Usually two treatments are adequate. If the patient is excessively overweight, more injections will be necessary and walking on cement pavements should be limited."
- Ben E. Benjamin, Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person's Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating pain and Injury (Get the book.)

"The knee joint is made up of the joining of the thigh and shinbones with a small rounded bone in front called the patella or kneecap. The knee joint bends and straightens with a small twisting motion that isn't usually apparent. The bones of your knee are held together by strong cords called ligaments. Two are strategically placed to prevent the bones of the knee from moving side to side. There is a strong ligament cord at either side of the knee."

- Ben E. Benjamin, Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person's Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating pain and Injury (Get the book.)

"At first you will want to limit your walking greatly. Athletic activities need to be resumed very slowly, and deep-knee bends will only cause trouble. In short, this injury takes a lot of patience. Medical Treatment 1. surgery-. In rare instances where the ligament is torn completely in half, surgery is the only treatment. 2. injection: Where there is not a complete rupture, corticosteroid injection successfully speeds recovery if the correct spot is injected. A diagnostic injection of an anaesthetic to localize the exact spot is usually performed first."

- Ben E. Benjamin, Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person's Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating pain and Injury (Get the book.)

"The stimulation of the nerves in these points with needles can restore "balance" to a body by improving the function of certain systems and/or by alleviating pain that is exacerbating an illness or condition. Often, acupuncture is used for pain management following a muscle injury or is used to induce relaxation in people who suffer from great stress. The benefits of acupuncture vary, and acupuncturists design treatments to meet the needs of their patients."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"When the underlying metabolic and structural factors have been treated, stretch and spray may result in permanent relief of the pain. In addition, there are, of course, the old standbys of chiropractic and bodywork as well as Tylenol and Motrin/Advil. Other medications that can be quite helpful include Midrin and Ultram. I would begin with the natural therapies first, however, as I think these are both more effective and much safer."
- Jacob Teitelbaum, Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic pain Now (Get the book.)

"Consequently, people with osteoarthritis continue to experience degradation of their cartilage while on the NSAIDs, subtly deceived by the drug's anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. The ultimate effect of osteoarthritis is a debilitating erosion of cartilage resulting in painful bone on bone contact and friction, known as eburnation. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate help fend off eb-urnation by reconstructing and preserving existing cartilage that would otherwise be eliminated by advanced osteoarthritis."
- Jonathan W. Emord, The Rise of Tyranny (Get the book.)

"Pain is considered widespread when all of the following are present: pain in the left side of the body, the right side of the body, below the waist and above the waist. In addition, there should be axial pain (cervical spine or anterior chest or thoracic spine or low back pain). 2. pain in trigger points on the neck, back, hips, arms and legs. Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by severe fatigue that is unrelieved by rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome has no known cause in conventional medicine."
- David Brownstein, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders (Get the book.)

"Disordered sleep is, in my opinion, a major underlying process that perpetuates pain. Inadequate sleep can occur for a number of reasons. Many Americans simply do not make enough time for adequate sleep. A hundred years ago, the average American was getting nine hours of sleep a night. Anthropolo- was dark, boring, and dangerous outside, so people went to bed. When the sun came up, they woke up. The use of candles initially shortened sleep time. Then light bulbs were developed, followed by radio, TV, computers, and so on."
- Jacob Teitelbaum, Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic pain Now (Get the book.)

"Not to sound like a broken record here, but getting optimum nutritional support helps pain and also helps prevent weight gain. When you are deficient in vitamins or minerals your body craves more food than you need, and your metabolism will be sluggish. To keep it simple and avoid the need to take tablets all day, I recommend that you use the Energy Revitalization System (see Chapter 2 and Appendix B). In addition, acetyl-L-carnitine 500 mg twice a day can be very helpful as well."

- Jacob Teitelbaum, Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic pain Now (Get the book.)

"Often, acupuncture is used for pain management following a muscle injury or is used to induce relaxation in people who suffer from great stress. The benefits of acupuncture vary, and acupuncturists design treatments to meet the needs of their patients. Many adults with ADD/ADHD who have discovered acupuncture typically use it to alleviate the troublesome side effects that come from taking their medication, such as dizziness, fatigue, sleeplessness, and abdominal pain. As interest and confidence in pediatric acupuncture has grown, this use of the treatment has been extended to children."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"The evidence regarding the phenomenon of "twin pain" (where one of a pair of identical twins intuits or feels the pain or trauma of the other) has been exhaustively investigated; it appears to occur in about 25 percent of identical twins. Spontaneous coherence in brain functions occurs also among genetically unrelated individuals. Laboratory tests show that personal contact, or an emotional bond, are often sufficient to produce the transfer of stimuli among pairs of subjects."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"As the days and hours ticked on, I began to notice a pain, a feeling of misery in my being. The sensation was not typical physical pain like bruising, muscle injury, or getting punched in the stomach; it was more subtle. Instinctively I felt drawn to put my complete attention on the place of greatest distress. Continual focus and meditation on the predominant sensation reduced the discomfort, healed it, and evolved me spiritually, as well. For me, there was often a lot of nervous tension and emotional pain in my solar plexus, the area just above the naval."
- Matt Monarch, Raw Success (Get the book.)

"It will describe and illustrate the specific anatomy of the affected ligament, tendon, bone, muscle, whatever. 2. "how and why"—a typical progression of the injury and its possible causes are discussed. 3. "diagnostic verification"—this section shows you how to examine yourself and to test for the particular injury discussed. 4. "treatment choices"—here you will find both self-treatment suggestions and the various medical treatments for the specific condition. For rehabilitation exercises, reconditioning, and prevention see Part III."
- Ben E. Benjamin, Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person's Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating pain and Injury (Get the book.)

"Such visual stress may create a different phenomena: the most usual and the ordinary ones are a light headache and some pain in the ocular muscles. This is completely normal, since any bodily muscle (while being trained) is subjected to stress (therefore the pain) before changing its physiology, strength, and flexibility."
- David De Angelis, The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness (Get the book.)

"Science has proven that cherries help reduce pain by soothing inflammation, and may be helpful for arthritis pain. And, guess what? Cherries haven't killed one single person. The FDA decided that these website claims made cherries into drugs. They ordered the companies to remove their claims or face crop confiscation and criminal prosecution. This is the same FDA that in 2001 was unable to get Merck to put cardiovascular warnings on its Vioxx painkiller, which in turn killed at least 55,000 Americans."
- Byron J. Richards, Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America (Get the book.)

"Arthralgias Joint pain that can affect one or more of the joints. Myalgias Muscle pain, usually accompanied by fatigue and/or malaise. Fevers of unknown origin An elevated body temperature. Food intolerances An unpleasant reaction to something eaten, also called food allergies. Symptoms can range from mild discomfort to severe reactions that require medication. Abdominal pain Pain felt anywhere between the chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. There are many organs in the abdomen."
- Pat Sullivan, Wellness Piece by Piece: How a Successful Entrepreneur Discovered the Pieces to His Chronic Health Puzzle (Get the book.)

"This is completely normal, since any bodily muscle (while being trained) is subjected to stress (therefore the pain) before changing its physiology, strength, and flexibility. Little by little, by continuing with your training, your ocular muscles will get used to the training load and the pains will gradually disappear, showing a clear sign of muscular adaptation: greater muscular strength and flexibility, as well as the improvement of the functioning of your accommodation system."
- David De Angelis, The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness (Get the book.)

"A couple of months later, she reported that her pain and nausea had improved almost immediately, and she only had breast swelling every other month. She was still moody before her period, but it was less intense. Her cycles were still coming early, by day 26, and though the flow seemed better (fewer clots and no starting and stopping), it was still heavy. We decided to add progesterone cream to help lessen her blood loss; she couldn't afford to keep losing minerals every month. She started on a cream (100 mg twice daily) that she applied to her belly on days 15 through 25."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"I am still taking morphine for pain, but I firmly believe without Flor-Essence I would not be here today. All my family, friends, and doctor cannot believe how well I look and am doing. I still look after myself and my husband, go shopping, visiting, etc. I am also a diabetic and obese; therefore, it is amazing how well I still am. My family doctor just confirmed: Keep taking the tea." HOW TO USE FLOR-ESSENCE Flor-Essence is best used as a means of supporting cancer patients in conjunction with the patient's prescribed regimen or for daily or periodic detoxification."
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

"He had sciatica344 and doctors said they couldn't do anything for him, but I was able to treat that in a pinch. His pain has diminished by quite a bit."
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"They are a sign that your progesterone is too low or your estrogen breakdown is not great. pain and swelling in your breasts indicate inflammation and fluid retention. Insomnia that gets worse before your period is another sign of progesterone deficiency. We all know that hot flashes are a sign of low estrogen, but most women don't realize that low estrogen commonly causes migraines, hair loss, facial hair, and recurring urinary tract infections. How well you age depends a lot on how well your hormones are balanced."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"You should also take a look (from the viewpoint of a pharmaceutical marketing 38 "Profiting from pain," Families USA, p. 5 expert) at the facts of aging. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE and ANTI-AGING MEDICINE are popular today. Menopause and prostate problems are nearly inevitable when one enters a certain age. Let's look at prostate problems. Three things can go wrong with the prostate gland: prostatitis (prostate infections), prostate enlargement (BPH) and prostate cancer."
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Once the swelling and pain resolved, she could begin a routine of cross-training. Activities such as bicycling and using an elliptical trainer machine would allow her to get just as much exercise without the repetitive trauma to her knees caused by walking. The temptation to order an x-ray or MRI and prescribe the latest arthritis medicine for a patient like Mrs. Martin is great. She would believe that she was getting the best care, and I (or any doctor) would believe that I had done my job well. End of story, next patient. But the truth is that pictures of Mrs."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"And this despite the fact that in 90% of the cases the pain goes away by itself.237 Let us repeat: 90%! Financial interests of the surgeons and/or the hospitals are often the key. Critics state that in only one case out of seven enough data is gathered to justify an operation (Spiegel 35/2005, pg. 135). And here is the kicker. In the spring of 2000, Israeli hospital doctors of Jerusalem went on strike for many weeks. Tens of thousands of operations did not take place. Only emergency clinics, etc. stayed open. The result? A survey was made in the mortuaries where the hospitals were closed."
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Thus far, results from the FDA-sanctioned study have demonstrated positive benefits including stabilization of bone metastases, improved quality of life with less pain and discomfort, decreasing tumor markers (CEA, BCA, NCC and CA-15-3), and maintenance of high levels of natural killer cell and lymphocyte activity. Leukemia Peter DAdamo, N.D., of Greenwich, Connecticut, author of the best-selling Eat Right for Your Type, noted the case of a leukemia patient who had received chemotherapy, yet her tumor had spread to her spleen."
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

"Few things cause excruciating psychic pain the way that humiliation and shame do. Even neglect doesn't hurt as much, at least not at the moment of occurrence. If in your past you suffered through a series of humiliations after putting yourself forward, you might have made an unconscious decision that you'd be better off laying low. So many of my patients and online members have told me how shy they were as children that I have come to believe that when the fat hiding place starts in childhood, it almost always gets triggered by shyness and shame."
- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

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