#55 Evening Primrose Oil – for pain relief

Have you ever heard of the Evening Primrose? It is a biennial plant, meaning it takes two years to complete its biological life cycle, and it is characterized by it’s beautiful yellow flowers. Its name stems (no pun intended) from…

#54 Lidocaine – Numbing the Pain

#54 Lidocaine – Numbing the Pain

What is Lidocaine? Lidocaine is a type of anesthetic, a substance which numbs tissues to block pain perception. Lidocaine is often used as a topical anesthetic in forms such as gels, liquids, or creams, but is also available via injections.…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting., “I’d rather have a vet for a doctor, they know more about chronic pain!” Watch the lecture below. For more of our videos, click here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 2

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 2

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 1

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 1

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

#33 Breathing and Your Nervous System

#33 Breathing and Your Nervous System

Breathe in, breathe out… We all breathe. It is most an automatic, unconscious experience. We can over-ride it by purposefully holding our breath, or consciously changing the rate or depth of our breathing. You may notice that when you are…

#32 Physiokey and Sanakey for Neuropathic Pain

#32 Physiokey and Sanakey for Neuropathic Pain

The Physiokey, developed in Germany, is a non-addictive, non-invasive device used by therapists that delivers electrical impulses via electrodes directly onto the skin. A relative new-comer in the field of pain control, it interprets the skin’s electrical resistance using biofeedback…

#29 Acupuncture and Pain Relief

#29 Acupuncture and Pain Relief

Acupuncture is a millennia-old practice that originated in China, where thin needles are inserted at specific points in the body. It is commonly used to treat pain, relieve stress, and improve sleep and digestive function. Acupuncture is effective in the…

#28 Capsaicin – Turn up the Heat on Neuropathy

#28 Capsaicin – Turn up the Heat on  Neuropathy

Capsaicin has a Long History Capsaicin (pronounced cap-say-sin), is a chemical compound found in hot peppers, with properties that can provide pain relief but also, in some instances, cause skin irritation.  It has a long history, likely dating back many…

#23 Magnetic Therapy

by Sabrina Martini What is Magnet Therapy? Magnet therapy involves using magnetized equipment or magnets themselves to transmit electromagnetic energy into one’s body to obtain healing benefits. It has been deemed as a helpful treatment for neuropathy because not only…