Controlling the COX-2 Enzyme Can Reduce or Eliminate Pain After Surgery?

My wife had major surgery five days ago. She remained overnight and came home on Wednesday afternoon. She followed all the pre-op instructions about eating, clear liquids, and more before surgery. However, she also started taking whole fruit mangosteen juice … Continue reading

Pain Relief Basics – Treat the Cause of Pain

All of us prefer to live without pain, no matter how slight. Is pain relief always relegated to pills? Are there other solutions that do not involve detrimental side effects? Some people use heat or cold, exercise, physical therapy, mind-body … Continue reading

Pain Relief You Don’t Know About

Pain management should be healthy for the whole body. Pain relief is needed to make our lives better. Some pain remedies are more harmful than helpful. Cyclooxygenase (COX) is an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins in our bodies. Prostaglandins are mediators … Continue reading

How Effective is Your Pain Treatment?

Our brains determine the pain we feel. Pain can come from many sources. Sometimes it is as easy as touching a hot stove. I inadvertently touched a hot screw that I stripped yesterday and got a small blister and a … Continue reading

Pain Management – What Can You Do?

I couldn’t resist posting a picture of Navy Seals enduring pain through their training program, especially having to lay in cold water (59 degrees in the summer time in San Deigo Bay). The Basics: There are a number of processes … Continue reading