Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

Cannabis Extract Expert, Mara Gordon, Speaks on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Mara Gordon, founder, Chief Process Engineer, specializes in the development of cannabis extract treatment protocols for seriously ill patients in California. She is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda’s, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics.

Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Mara worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software by utilizing the Rational Unified Process. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to medical cannabis.

Recognizing a need for patient-focused software, Gordon created CDRMed, an EMR specially developed for the healthcare community. With CDRMed, physicians and medical health professionals are able to make treatment recommendations based on the latest and highest-quality data. This takes the guesswork out of selecting the correct medicines at the dispensary.

Gordon sits on the boards of Zelda Therapeutics, Daya Foundation, International Cannabis Standards Board (ICSB), and Hmbldt. She has presented at multiple CME-accredited medical conferences, including Patients Out of Time 2014, and at POT 2016, delivered a 3.5 hour course along with Drs Cristina Sanchez, Manuel Guzman, and Joe D. Goldstrich. Gordon has spoken at medical cannabis conferences in Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Israel, as well as numerous events throughout the USA and worldwide. These include CannMed held at Harvard Medical School in April 2016, and Medical Marijuana for Professionals 2014 and 2016. Her work is featured in the upcoming documentaries, “Weed the People”, “Mary Janes: Women of Weed”, and in Joe Dolce’s book, “Brave New Weed”.More information at: https://www.medicaljane.com/directory/professional/mara-gordon/  

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Effective Pain Reduction for Chemo Cancer Pts

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

 

Malignant MelanomaA new study reported at the annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society this week concluded that neurofeedback decreased the chronic pain and increased the quality of life in patients with neuropathic pain. Researchers said “Chemotherapy-inducedperipheral neuropathy is very common in cancer patients and there is currently only one medication approved to treat it.  I’m rncouraged to drr the signnificant improvements in patients quality of life after treatment.  This treatment is customized to the omdovodia, and is relatively inexpensive, non-invasive and non-addictive.”   Chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a side effect of chemotherapy affecting 71 to 96% of patients within a month of receiving chemotherapy and causes pain, burning, tingling, and loss of feeling due to the damage to nerves that control sensation and movement of arms and legs.

Sevently-one patients with all types of cancer at MD Anderson who were at least 3 months post chemotherapy treatment were enrolled in the study. All subjects reported more than a 3 on the National Cancer Institutes Neuropathy Rating Scale and completed assessments that dewtermined the brain activity related to their pain, pain pervceptionn and quality of life. The subjects were randomized to one of two groups in which one received neurofeedback and the other that served as a control received no treatment. subjects in the treatment group attended 20 sessions of neurofeedback training where they played a computer game that rewarded them when they modified their brainwave activity in the affected areas. They then learned to modify the activity without immediate reward from the game.

Following treatment was over subjects repeated the EEG and assessments to determine change in pain perception, cancer related symptoms and general quality of life. The EEG patterns showed cortical activity characterized by increased activation in the parietal and frontal sites compared to a normal population.  After controling for baseline levels, neurofeedback significantly reduced pain. numbnrdd, intensity and unplesantness, and reduced how much pain interfered with daily activities. Statistically 73 percent had improvement in their pain and quality of life. Patients with chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy also exhibited specific and predictible EEG signatures that changed with neurofeedback.

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form new connections and change existing ones. This study demonstrated that neurofeedback induces neuroplasticity to modulate brain activity and improve chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy. A second study has been funded to focus on breast cancer patients and neuropathy.

Dr Dan Twogood (chronic pain), Sharon Carne (sound healing), and Jeanette Chasworth (color-health) on Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

DrDanCarne SJeanette_022xGuests on Saturday were Dr Dan Twogood (left), Sharon Carne (center) and Jeanette Chasworth.

 

Dr Dan Twogood is a chiropractor in practice in Apple Valley, California and has wrotten 3 books including his latest Chronic Pain Gone in 90 Days. More information was presented on this site or can be found at: http://www.ChronicPainGone90Days.com

Sharon Carne , MFA, has been a faculty member at the Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta since 1988 , is founder of Sound Wellness and author of Listen from the Inside Out. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.soundwellness.com

Jeanette Chasworth uses color and design in her work and has been a frequent guest on radio talk shows, has her own radio and television show and is author of What’s Color Got To Do With It/ More information was presented on this site earlier and can be found at:http://www.thecolorwhisperer.com/

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Guests Saturday are Dr Dan Twogood (chronic pain and food),Sharon Carne (sound healing), and Jeanette Chasworth (color healing).

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

DrDanCarne SJeanette_022xMy guests on Saturday are Dr Dan Twogood (left), Sharon Carne (middle), and Jeanette Chasworth.

 

Dr. Daniel Twogood graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1973 with a degree in physical education. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1983. He began practicing at the International Sports Medicine Institute in West Los Angeles where he treated many of the athletes in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He opened his own practice in Apple Valley, California in 1985 and it was there that he discovered the diet/pain connection. He wrote his first book, No Milk in 1991. As he learned more he has written three more books:How to Rid Your Body of Pain in 1996, MSG is Everywhere in 1997 and just released his newest book, Chronic Pain Gone in 90 Days

He is currently practicing in Apple Valley and is available for interviews and talk

Sharon Carne, BMus, M.F.A. is an author, speaker, musician, recording artist, sound healer, Reiki master and consultant. She has been a faculty member of The Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta since 1988. Sharon is the founder of Sound Wellness, whose programs are at the forefront of education in how sound and music can be easily applied to your everyday life – to reduce stress, help you concentrate, energize you, support your health, bring harmony to your life and so much more. Sharon is the author of Listen from the Inside Out, and has produced and recorded several CDs, solo and with others. She is invited to speak about sound healing to a wide variety of corporate and private audiences, many within the medical community.

 Jeanette Chasworth,a California-born, California-loving designer,  grew up with a strong passion for travel and history.  Along her journeys, she discovered a hidden beauty in life’s transitions and found a way to translate that beauty for her clients with the powers of color and design.

Chasworth’s flexibility and effortless understanding of design has brought her tremendous respect in the world of interior design.  A frequent guest speaker for various radio talk shows, she thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion to all those who want to better understand what color communicates in our everyday lives.  Aside from being elected President of the Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) from 2011-2012, her work has been featured in several industry publications such as Fabulous Floors Magazine, Arroyo Monthly,  Arts & Crafts Home, and currently hosts her own web-based show ( Color TV) and podcast ( Color Talk).  Furthermore, her first book:  What’s Color Got to Do with It? continues to garner rave reviews on and offline.

 

My Next Guest Will be Dr Daniel Twogood (Alleviating Chronic Pain), Sharon Carne (Sound Healing), and Jeanette Chasworth (Effect of Color).

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

DrDanCarne SJeanette_022xMy guests on Saturday are Dr Dan Twogood (left), Sharon Carne <middle), and Jeanette Chasworth.

 

Dr. Daniel Twogood graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1973 with a degree in physical education. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1983. He began practicing at the International Sports Medicine Institute in West Los Angeles where he treated many of the athletes in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He opened his own practice in Apple Valley, California in 1985 and it was there that he discovered the diet/pain connection. He wrote his first book, No Milk in 1991. As he learned more he has written three more books:How to Rid Your Body of Pain in 1996, MSG is Everywhere in 1997 and just released his newest book, Chronic Pain Gone in 90 Day

He is currently practicing in Apple Valley and is available for interviews and talk

Sharon Carne, BMus, M.F.A. is an author, speaker, musician, recording artist, sound healer, Reiki master and consultant. She has been a faculty member of The Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta since 1988. Sharon is the founder of Sound Wellness, whose programs are at the forefront of education in how sound and music can be easily applied to your everyday life – to reduce stress, help you concentrate, energize you, support your health, bring harmony to your life and so much more. Sharon is the author of Listen from the Inside Out, and has produced and recorded several CDs, solo and with others. She is invited to speak about sound healing to a wide variety of corporate and private audiences, many within the medical community.

 Jeanette Chasworth, a California-born, California-loving designer,  grew up with a strong passion for travel and history.  Along her journeys, she discovered a hidden beauty in life’s transitions and found a way to translate that beauty for her clients with the powers of color and design.

Chasworth’s flexibility and effortless understanding of design has brought her tremendous respect in the world of interior design.  A frequent guest speaker for various radio talk shows, she thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion to all those who want to better understand what color communicates in our everyday lives.  Aside from being elected President of the Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) from 2011-2012, her work has been featured in several industry publications such as Fabulous Floors Magazine, Arroyo Monthly,  Arts & Crafts Home, and currently hosts her own web-based show ( Color TV) and podcast ( Color Talk).  Furthermore, her first book:  What’s Color Got to Do with It? continues to garner rave reviews on and offline.

 

 

 

Interviews with Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (Fibromalgia, CFS, Alzheimers) and Kristin Mallon (Midwifery) Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Guests on the show yesterday were Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Kristin mallon (right).

Dr Teitelbaum is one of the leading authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and has written best selling books, appeared on major radio and television programs and spoken internationally. More information is available at: http://www.endfatigue.com

Kristin Mallon is a certified nurse midwife with a masters in nursing and is in private practice in northern new Jersey and is a published author and breastfeeding counselor. More information is available at: http://www.njmidwifery.com

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Vitamin D and Chronic Pain

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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A current study carried out at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota concluded that those with inadequate levels of vitamin D used higher amounts of pain medication. In the study researchers retrospectively studied 267 chronic pain patients who were admitted to the Pain Rehabilitation Center between February and December 2006.The vitamin D level of the subjects was measured at the time of admission and compared with other indicators such as the amount and duration of narcotic pain medication usage; self-reported levels of pain, emotional distress, physical functioning and health perception; and demographic data such as gender, age, diagnosis and body mass index. Results showed that patients with inadequate levels of vitamin D were taking much higher doses of pain medication that was nearly twice as much as those with adequate levels of vitamin D. In addition, this group self reported worst physical functioning, and worse overall health perception. The researchers concluded that further research should document the effects of correcting deficient levels among these individuals.

Dr Mark Brown, Dr Phillip Cheras and Dr Eugene Lipov Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Mark Brown (top left), Dr Phillip Cheras (top right), and Dr Eugene Lipov (bottom left) yesterday. Dr Brown M.D., PhD is Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has over 40 years experience caring for patients with neck and back pain. His award winning book is titled “Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk it Off.“More information is available on a previous entry on this site and at www.conquerbackandneckpain.com.com

Dr Cheras, PhD, is the Deputy Director of the Australian Center for Complementary Medical Education and Research and has been principle or co-investigator of clinical trials in Complementary Medicine in excess of 5 million dollar. His doctoral research on osteoarthritis received international attention. More information can be found on an earlier blog here. He can be reached through his publicist at: jane@drazninpr.com

Dr Lipov, M.D., a board certified anesthesiologist and pain manager, is Director of Research at Northwest Community Hospital and Medical Director of the Advanced Pain Center. More information was presented on an earlier blog or he can be reached through his publicist at: Lsk1836@comcast.net

The interview from yesterdays show follows.

Cognitive Therapy Useful in Chronic Pain

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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Current research published in the journal Sleep Medicine concluded that cognitive therapy can significantly improve sleep for patients with chronic neck and back pain and relieve pain so they can perform more normal daily activities. This included patients who were on medications but did not want to take more for an sleep disturbances.

A nurse therapist delivered eight weeks of cognitive -behavioral therapy including sleep restrictions, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, and a discussion of catastropic thoughts about the consequence of insomnia. They talked about habits such as the use of caffeine or alcohol, and the use of the bed only for sleeping or sex. A user-friendly manual describing each step was developed that can be used to train other therapists.

Twenty- eight patients participated in the study. They kept sleep diaries, reported on pain and mood standardized tests, and were followed for 6 months after the in intervention. Further research is ongoing to determine the duration of the effects of treatment.

Want to Avoid Knee Replacements and Harsh Chemicals for Your Arthritis. Dr Ross Hauser and Dr Thomas Lobe May Have Solutions For You

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie will interview Dr Ross Hauser (left) and Dr Thomas Lobe on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday. Dr Hauser received his M.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago, completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loyola-Hines VA-Marianjoy Hospitals, and received his baccalaureate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaigne. He is currently the Medical Director, CEO, and Co-founder of the physician run, comprehensive natural medicine clinic, Caring Medicine and Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois.
Dr Hauser is most well know for his expertise in the technique of Prolotherapy, a medical procedure that stimulates the body to repair painful, injured areas. He trained under Dr Gustav Hemwall who is the grandfather of this procedure. As a result of his expertise and books on Prolotherapy Dr Hauser sees patients from all over the USA and abroad.
Dr Hauser is a consultant for Beulah Land Nutritionals, a comprehensive nutriceuticals store and with his wife developed some of the products for optimal health.
Dr Hauser and his wife co-authored the national best seller Proto Your Pain Away! Curing Chronic Pain with Prolotherapy. along with a four-book topical mini series of Prolotherapy books. They also wrote the Anthology of Prolotherapy- Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away! Curing Sports Injuries and Enhancing Athletic Performance with Prolotherapy a 900 page sports book that discusses the use of Prolotherapy for sports injuries and other topics including nutrition, surgery, x-rays, cortisone shots, MRI’s, and other aspects of sports medicine.
They also coauthored Treating Cancer with Insulin Potentiation Therapy and more recently Prolotherapy: An Alternative to Knee surgery.
In additional to national lectures he is a preceptor for Bastyr University’s naturopathic medical students and also Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant Program. More information is available at: http://www.caringmedical.com

Dr Thomas Lobe, M.D., FAC’s, FAAP, is Founder and Medical Director of Beneveda Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California. He obtained his baccalaureate degree at George Washington U, and during his medical education studied with leading physicians at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. He also studied with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. and graduated from medical school cum laude and with honors in pediatrics. After medical school he trained at Ohio State University Hospital in general surgery and the Children’s Hospital in pediatric surgery.
He became Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston following his residency and made national news as being the first to successfully separate a particularly difficult variety of Siamese twins and lead the nation in complex reconstruction of the airway.
He was recruited to the University of Tennessee in Memphis and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center to start the first pediatric surgery training program in the south. There he lead the world in the development of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery in children. He also wrote the first textbook on the subject and pioneered many novel techniques. In addition, he established the first medical journal devoted to advanced surgical techniques in children and currently remains the editor. While in Tennessee he began his television career and remains the host and moderator of What’s Up Doc? a medical talk show on GHS-TV in Germantown, Tennessee.
Dr Lobe continued an interest in alternative and complementary Medicine throughout his career and convinced the Dean of the Medical School in Tennessee to begin a program of instruction for medical students. He remained in charge of that program for over a decade before leaving the area for a new challenge at
Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. There he was recruited to pioneer advances in minimally invasive surgery and with his associates he was the first to develop an advanced technique to perform major head and neck surgery such as thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. Through a small incision in the armpit, the procedure leaves the patient with no visible, unsightly scar and no pain.
To strengthen his interest in alternative and complementary medicine Dr Lobe obtained an additional degree in naturopathic medicine and passed his boards in both medical hypnosis and medical acupuncture. He has traveled extensively and studies with leaders in this field of practice.
Dr Lobe has written more than 200 books, book chapters, and peer reviewed articles and has lectured world-wide on nearly every continent. He also found time to study law and completed an additional degree-Physician’s Executive Masters in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee.
He is a board member and founding advisor to Neatstitch, LLC, a laparoscopic instrument company based in Israel and now in the United States, and also co-founder for Visual Medical Solutions, LLC, the producers of BodyViz, a new medical imaging tool for surgical planning and medical education that makes use of virtual reality engineering to improve patient care.
Most recently, Dr Lobe followed his dream of putting together the most advanced medical practice in existence, focusing on the new medical specialty called energy medicine. Beneveda Medical Group (www.beneveda.com) offers the best integration of Western and Eastern Medicine and is the first practice in the United States to specialize in Energy Revitalization and manage problems many consider resistant to conventional approaches such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight loss, osteoporosis, and others. More information is available at www.beneveda.com