Posts Tagged ‘pain relief’

Saturday Radio Show with Dr Nathan Wei (stem cell), Dr Eric Love (Bach flower remedies) and Phyllis Kung (facial rejuvenation acupuncture) now available.

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Guest for the show yesterday were Dr Nathan Wei (left), Dr Eric Love (center), and Phyllis Kung.

Dr Wei is a board-certified rheumatologist and former clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and consultant to the National Institutes of Health. He has been called the number one arthritis expert in the country and is a specialist in regenerative medicine. More information is available at:

Dr Eric Love has a PhD in religion and is considered one of the greatest living masters of the Bach flower remedies and has the oldest ongoing classes on the Back remedies in the world. More information is available at:

Phyllis Kung is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Texas and nationally certified, and is an adjunct professor in the Texas College of  Traditional Chinese Medicine where she earned her masters in acupuncture & oriental medicine. More information is available at:

Enjoy the Interviews Below:

Study Concludes Nontramadol Opioids Should Not be Routinely Used for Osteoarthritis

Friday, October 30th, 2009


A study in the October 7 issue of the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews reported that even when the pain is severe. nontramadol Opioids should not routinely be used for osteoarthritis. The researchers compared oral and transdermal opioids with placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee to determine its effect on pain, function, and safety. They reviewed studies from Central Medline, EMBASE, and CINAHL and conference proceedings and contacted authors for additional data when needed.
Of the 10 trials included that comprised 2268 subjects, 4 trials had studied oral oxycodone, 3 studied oral codeine, 1 studied transdermal fentanyl, 1 studied oral morphine, and 2 studied oral oxomorphone. Compared with the control subjects (placebo) those receiving opioids had better pain relief, and improved function. Efficacy did not vary much based upon opioid type, analgesic potency, daily dose, duration of treatment or of follow up, methodological quality of study, or type of funding.
Those in the study group were more likely than the control group to have adverse reactions. The researchers concluded that the small to moderate benefits of the Nontramadol Opioids were outweighed by large increases in the risks of adverse reactions and should not be routinely used even if the osteoarthritis pain is severe.

Limitations of the study were noted as funding for most of the studies had been provided by pharmacetical companies.