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

Chronic Pain Effectively Treated with Newly Discovered Natural Plant Compound

Pain relief has been a subject of intense scrutiny for centuries. Local plants offered various levels of pain control. Salicin from willow bark is a predecessor to aspirin. It was not until the end of the 1800s that Felix Hoffman … 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

It Doesn’t Hurt Until It Does

Most of us take our health for granted. We don’t hurt. Therefore nothing is wrong with us. Almost every disease begins with chronic low-level inflammation. This is at the cellular level. We can’t feel it. Most of the time we … Continue reading

Options for Arthritis Pain and Inflammation

COX-2 and 5-LOX are two inflammatory processes in your body. Each requires a different type of anti-inflammatory to be fully effective. What options are available to counter each process? AKBA (3-O-acetyl-11-keto-b-boswellic acid) binds directly to and selectively inhibits the 5-LOX … Continue reading

Do You Really Have Options?

Many people are on prescription medicines. Do they need to be? I don’t know. Many diseases result from chronic low-level inflammation. Don’t confuse chronic low-level inflammation with acute inflammation. Acute inflammation is typically the result of an injury. It lasts … Continue reading