What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

July 2010 Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. More than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development, and prognosis.…...

Read more

Exercise Takes the Edge off Chronic Pain

May 2010 When you’re in pain, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. But it may be more important than you think. Regular exercise is a versatile weapon in the fight against chronic pain. The risks of inactivity When you’re inactive, your muscles — including your heart —…...

Read more

Food for Thought: Let’s Defend Against Disease

March 2010 Inflammation, once simply considered the body’s healing response, is now the subject of close study as a key component of many diseases such as arthritis.  Inflammatory response is becoming recognized in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer’s disease.  And perhaps not surprising is preliminary research showing a…...

Read more

What Role for Acupuncture in Chronic Disease?

February 2010 Scientists aren’t ready to claim that acupuncture works for any specific disease -yet.  But studies supported by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) have yielded promising evidence that this ancient practice modifies perception of pain and its processing by the brain and that it…...

Read more

Protecting Yourself From Shingles

January 2010 “I wouldn’t wish shingles on my worst enemy!” That’s frequently the reaction of those who experience the pain of this common virus. Here’s what you need to know to help prevent or treat the disease. Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV).…...

Read more