#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is a form of medical treatment which applies specific wavelengths and intensities of light to a patient (10). If you Google ‘phototherapy for neuropathy’ the page floods with recommendations specifically for  infrared focused light…

2017 Calgary Award Nomination

On March 21, 2018 at  CNA’s monthly meeting, we surprised Sylvia Donley, our President, by announcing she has been nominated for a 2017 Calgary Award. Congratulations Sylvia, we are all so happy to have you in our lives and on…

#45 Relaxation: Beyond a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you relaxed? I’m not talking about the minutes watching television over dinner. Honestly, that is what came to my mind first, for who doesn’t enjoy a cozy movie night or Netflix binge? Upon further reflection,…

Small Nerves, Big Problems

Small Nerves, Big Problems

A review by MB, a CNA member Small Nerves, Big Problems: A Comprehensive Patient Guide to Small Fiber Neuropathy, is an excellent guide to the current understanding of small fiber neuropathy, that acknowledges that further research is required. Each chapter provides a clear and concise overview of the…

Foods That Fight Pain

Review by Linda Petiot, Calgary Neuropathy Association   Foods That Fight Pain, Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief is written by Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. His goal for the book is to “provide information on the power of foods…

Evolve Your Brain

Reviewed by: Linda Petiot, Calgary Neuropathy Association Evolve Your Brain by Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C.   This book was a hard read, but well worth pushing through. In it the author goes into depth about how the brain works and how…

Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy

Reviewed by: Linda Petiot, Calgary Neuropathy Association Published: 2007   Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy, written by Scott I. Berman MD, a practicing psychiatrist who had to give up his regular practice after being diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP).  …

Beating Neuropathy

Reviewed by: Linda Petiot, Calgary Neuropathy Association Written by Dr. John Hayes Jr.                         Published 2010   Dr. Hayes talks about his efforts to research alternatives to drug therapies. He found results in electrotherapy, low Level Laser Therapy, LED, TENS, spinal…

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

Positive Self-Talk Just think happy thoughts The glass is half full, not half empty Change your attitude, change your life When was the first time you heard these mantras? How often do others say derivatives of the following to you?…