Inositol for Anxiety & Mood

Inositol may help manage mood & anxiety disorders Depression and anxiety can take many forms and do not discriminate against any particular group of people. This blog post will focus on Inositol’s role as a secondary messenger and how it…

#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…

Neuropathy and Foot Care

Chulani has been practicing nursing for 12 years in Sri Lanka and a Board Certified Registered Nurse since graduating Bachelor’s program in 2000. She worked as a “Trauma Care Nurse” in an Emergency and Orthopedic Dept. Chulani received the Best…

4 Lifestyle Changes for Living with Neuropathy

Woman with arms outstreched and the words: water, sleep, exercise and good foods above her

Whether battling an illness or just trying to maintain our health, we should constantly be evaluating the things we do in our daily lives and how they affect us. We often forget to check in on these simple things as…

#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…

Stem Cell Advertisements

These past few months, we’ve seen a flurry of advertisements on TV and in newspapers for stem cell sessions put on by a clinic just over the US/Canadian border. Here at the CNA, we’ve had many inquiries about these sessions and about…

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

#52 Orthotics: When it’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

For many people experiencing neuropathy,  foot drop or drop foot may be a developing symptom that is uncomfortable and frustrating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) characterizes drop foot as the struggle or inability to lift the toes…

#49 Herbal Healing: Careful With Comfrey

Comfrey isn’t just a pretty plant. Growing approximately three feet tall and producing stalks covered with pointed leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers, herbal medicine traditions have used applications of this plant for centuries. From poultices or mashed topical…

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

A wooden room with infrared lights all around. There are benches around the perimeter for sitting or lying down.

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…