#70 Pressure Points

#70 Pressure Points

What are Pressure Points? According to the Cambridge dictionary, a pressure point is “a place on the body where an artery is close to the surface of the skin, where it can be pressed to partly stop the flow of…

#69 Check Circulation

#69 Check Circulation

Circulation Introduction In medicine, circulation refers to the movement of fluid through the body. The circulatory system (which is made up of the heart and blood vessels) serves to produce blood circulation and keeps blood moving to where it is…

ABOUT: 100+ Things for Neuropathy Relief

Snippet of a larger infographic summarizing things to do for neuropathy

Develop Your Neuropathy Treatment Regime   The question asked most often at the Calgary Neuropathy Association is what can I do to make my neuropathy better.  Neuropathy relief is hard to find and more than likely its not one thing…

#68 Ketamine

#68 Ketamine

What is Ketamine? Ketamine is a drug that started as an anesthetic used on battlefields and in operating rooms2. In recent years, ketamine has evolved from being used as an anesthetic to treat depression and can even help dull the…

#67 Hypnosis for Neuropathic Pain

Chair and Dangling Pocket-watch

Hypnosis has become a common TV trope because of its mysterious nature. When I hear the term, my mind immediately turns to a cartoonish villain dangling a watch in front of someone’s face like a pendulum, repeating “you are getting…

#66 Weights

#66 Weights

Lifting Weights and Neuropathy Neuropathy means your nerves are unable to adequately receive and send messages to different parts of your body, which can lead to nerve deterioration and muscle atrophy. Any part of your body that is not regularly…

#65 Is PEA a Pain Option?

It is always advised to talk with your health care provider before starting any new supplement. Herbs and supplements may interfere with each other and with medications.  You can also call your provincial Drug Interactions/Poison Control to see if there are…

#63 Meditation for Skeptics

MEDITATION FOR SKEPTICS Has a well-meaning friend ever said “you should try meditation” to help relieve your pain? It’s understandable that you may be skeptical of this advice. Meditation is not a cure-all. However, recent scientific evidence suggests that it…

#62 Alpha Lipoic Acid

It is always advised to talk with your health care provider before starting any new supplement. Herbs and supplements may interfere with each other and with medications.  You can also call your provincial Drug Interactions/Poison Control to see if there are…