HEALTH PORTATION curated News

NEWS - Mammograms Largest, Longest Study Again Finds No Benefit
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/26/mammograms.aspx

Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/02/19/mammogram-rates-may-fall-when-women-learn-of-overdiagnosis-risk


Swiss Medical Board Recommended No More Systematic Mammograms
http://edgytruth.com/2015/03/08/mammography-screening/#



Breast Cancer ScreeningShould Tomosynthesis Replace Digital Mammography?
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1882992


Digital Mammography’s Replacement
Just as digital mammography replaced film-screen mammography in the early 2000s, I foresee that tomosynthesis will replace digital mammography in the decades to come.



Largest, Longest Study on Mammograms Again Finds No Benefit
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/26/mammograms.aspx

NEWS - FDA Homeopathic Product Regulation

NEWS - FDA Hearings  

Evaluating FDA’s Regulatory Framework After a Quarter-Century

(day 1) April 20 
'The FDA hearing was wonderful. The homeopathic pharmacies and organizations presented impressive comments. The naysayers were a dim light and I thought the FDA panel was not impressed. The question is about labeling and how to make sure the public is informed to know when they are purchasing homeopathic remedies. Something that the FDA and the homeopathic community both want. I am hoping a closer collaboration is at hand. Very proud of the professional
ism and passion of the American homeopathic community.
The FDA is not concerned with efficacy but with safety, though they were curious to hear comments about "method of action." (Placebo? Nano particles? Memory of water? I vote of epigenetics.)'
Melanie Kornfeld Grimes
ALL PRESENTATIONS Outlines (pdf) at the FDA Hearings:
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents/ucm430539.htm
Here some of the Testimonies in the FDA Hearings:
Testimony by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
By Lisa Amerine, ND, DHANP
April 20, 2015
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents/ucm443221.pdf

Testimony by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
By Amy Rothenberg, ND, DHANP
April 20, 2015
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents/ucm443222.pdf

Yale Martin, Independent Retail Consultant
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents/ucm443231.pdf

Presiding Officer John J. Whyte, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Panel Members
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents/ucm442435.pdf

http://healthportation.blogspot.com/2015/04/news-fda-homeopathic-product-regulation.html

HEALTH PORTATION curated News

FOODS - Converting food waste into solid fuels, biodiesel and other products

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that "a third of all the food produced in the world is never consumed," totaling about 1.3 billion tons of waste a year. The United States alone wastes 40% of all food, worth an estimated $165 billion.














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NEWS - Apple HealthKit app facilitates doctor-patient communication

The latest version of Apple's operating system iOS 8 allows physicians to connect with patients in many ways using the HealthKit app that collects user health and fitness data, according to an article published in Medical Economics.










HAPPY HOMEOPATHY DAY!

Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann

(10 April 1755 – 2 July 1843) was a German physician, known for creating an alternative form of medicine called Homeopathy.














http://hahnemanninstitute.com/images/hahnemann.png

"The Physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed."
[ http://hahnemanninstitute.com/ ]

Martin Gutman is fascinated by Hahnemann described as "A fanatic, driven by indomitable conscience, unwilling and unable to compromise, an iron labourer, a volcano of creativeness, a pedantic craftsman, a strange mixture of egocentric realism and religious idealism. This German gypsy, who could neither live without a home nor settle down anywhere, this almost weird paradox of steadiness and restlessness of Gemutlicheit and aggression, of sentimentality and stubborn hardness, full of suspicion and overflowing with a visionary optimism, is to me an encyclopedia of human weakness and greatness."  [http://www.njhonline.com/abstract/medicina_future_homeopathy.shtml]

Dr. Krauss candidly states in his Introduction to the 2nd Organon: "Hahnemann was, in all essentials, a flawless experimenter."
He was widely regarded as "a writer who has improved and perfected," [Ameke, 14]
and he is variously described as "a capable physician and "one of the most distinguished physicians of Germany…of matured experience and reflection…a man rendered famous by his writings." [Ameke, 75] [http://www.homeoint.org/morrell/articles/empiricalstance.htm]

HAHNEMANN's 257TH B DAY by Dr.Veera.wmv
















https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3miELXuKvQ

The Hahnemann Hospital




PAIN - FIBROMYALGIA

PAIN - FIBROMYALGIA
The key symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are chronic widespread pain, unrefreshed sleep, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue, high disability levels and poor quality of life along with extensive use of medical care. The prevalence of FMS was 2.9-3.8% in the general population of five European countries. FMS can be diagnosed in clinical care by the American College of Rheumatology 2010 preliminary diagnostic criteria and in surveys by the fibromyalgia survey diagnostic criteria.

GNM 
(German New Medicine)

According to GNM, some diagnoses have only one emotional conflict involved.
The causative emotional conflict they both have in common: a motor conflict. A motor conflict can be defined as a conflict of not being able to escape or not being able to get away or flee.
The particular muscles of the body that are affected directly correlate to the nature of the conflict.  GNM defines the correlations as such: 
-The legs are affected when the conflict is experienced as feeling trapped , as if pinned by a vehicle or by the thought of having to use a wheel chair, feeling imprisoned, unable to follow, keep up, climb, or the figurative thought of not being able to climb up in one’s position at work, e.g., not being promoted. 
-The hands, arms, & legs are affected when we are unable to hold something literally or figuratively, unable to hold on to somebody, e.g., a loved one moves on and one is powerless to stop it, or unable to push away someone or something.
-The shoulders &/or back are affected when we are unable to get out of the way or step aside fast enough.
-The face is affected when one has “lost face”, been made fun of, or ridiculed.
During the time when the conflict is active, a person experiences paralysis of the affected muscles.  If the conflict is resolved, in the first half of the healing phase, a person experiences weakness and the paralysis actually intensifies due to the connected brain edema that is occurring at the same time.  

Also check the Self Devaluation Conflict regarding performance, 'not fast enough', 'can't keep up, 'too much to carry', 'not as strong as I used to be' 'can't physically perform like I used to' , or intellectually having failed an intellectual task',   or in relation to a partner, conflict of Separation, fears like 'severe fear of separation' 
40 CASE STUDIES  DrAlvin@LearningGNM.com

Essential Oil Success - Chronic Lyme Disease

HERBS
Alternative Fibromyalgia Treatment
Sarsaparilla Root sweetened with Licorice Root Tea.

  1. Calendula - anti-inflammatory,  anti-oxidant tea
  2. Cayenne pepper - ointment base to reduce some of the pain 
  3. Chamomile - soothing and calming, minimizing anxiety, helps inducing  sleep. Selenium, Zinc
  4. Echinacea -  chronic fatigue and pain, boosts the immune system 
  5. Ginger - cup of ginger tea relieves stress 
  6. Ginseng - immune system stimulating - against the virus and bacteria,  improves the energy level,
  7. Goldenseal - anti-viral,  anti-inflammatory, detox, 
  8. Griffonia Simplicifolia - analgesic -  rich in 5-HTP(anxiety, fatigue, morning stiffness) in case of severe pain
  9. Lavender  - depression, headaches, insomnia, dried lavender flowers between the sheets 
10. Licorice  - absorption and proper digestion, 
11. Passion Flower -  asthma,  palpitations, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hysteria, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure,  nervousness and excitability, pain relief, seizures, symptoms of menopause.
12. Valerian -   muscle tension or myalgia, sleep problems,  improves attention, concentration 


Ideas:
Strengthening the Immune System

Reducing Inflammation

Improving Mitochondria and Energy Metabolism



Minocycline: far beyond an antibiotic
Minocycline is a second-generation, semi-synthetic tetracycline that has been in therapeutic use for over 30 years because of its antibiotic properties against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is mainly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris and some sexually transmitted diseases. Recently, it has been reported that tetracyclines can exert a variety of biological actions that are independent of their anti-microbial activity, including anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities, and inhibition of proteolysis, angiogenesis and tumour metastasis. 

The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain

Guided Imagery Relaxation Can Reduce Pain and Depression in Fibromyalgia Patients



A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind flexible-dose study of fluoxetine in 60 women with fibromyalgia was carried out by Dr Lesley Arnold and colleagues. Dr Arnold is based at the Women's Health Research program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

The intent-to-treat analysis in women who had received fluoxetine showed significant improvement in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.

Gi protein hypofunctionality is the first biochemical alteration observed in FM that could be involved in  the pathogenesis of this syndrome.

Dr Podell

From a different perspective, John Chia, M.D. recommends focusing on a different set of viruses, called enteroviruses. He advocates for the use of a natural anti-viral product called Equilibrant.

BACKGROUND: Various studies concerning the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia using nonpharmacological methods have been carried out. There are, however, no reports on the use of wool clothing and bedding in treating these patients.

DESIGN AND METHODS: The study employed two-group, experimental design. A total of 50 patients with fibromyalgia, based on the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology, were selected for the study. They were distributed equally into two groups: a control group and a treatment group. The 25 patients in each group were randomly selected and the compositions of the two groups were statistically identical. The patients in the treatment group wore woolen underwear (which covered the body from the shoulders to the thighs) and used woolen bedding such as woolen bed liner, woolen quilt and pillow during the experimental period of 6 weeks. All patients were assessed at the beginning the trial (pre-test) and the end of 6th (post-test) week. Data were collected using the visual analogue scale (0-10), tender points count, and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.

RESULTS: Patients in the treatment group reported significant improvements in their conditions including a reduction in pain levels,
tender point counts, and all scores of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (p <or=3D 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: The use of woolen underwear and woolen bedding were effective in reducing the symptoms of patients suffering from
fibromyalgia. The use of wool is recommended as a means of treatment for alleviating the pain of fibromyalgia.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Nurses provide professional support to patients with fibromyalgia. They select suitable clothes and sleeping materials for their patients with this object in mind: to keep their patients warm and to protect them from the cold.

 long residing pain
pain appears to radiate from the muscles and the tendons for more than 6 weeks we should then look to a possibility of there being a hanging healing is those areas of pain.
bones, tendons or muscles are involved we look to a conflict of self devaluation, by self devaluation it is meant by being in a conscious state where we tell ourselves we can’t do something, so the self devaluation terms in this aspect are based solely on ourselves when we are faced with a task or a situation that continuously puts stress onto us.
With the feeling of “I can’t support my family” and an active conflict in place, on resolution to a self devaluation conflict of I cant support my family there would be great pain in the supportive back muscles of the lumbar area. A resolution could be a pending pay rise at work, but if it doesn’t arrive in time this could then become a worry and cause us concern regarding supporting the family and make the conflict hang not fully resolved. If the conflict is hanging in the healing phase then there will also be the sensation of the pain associated with the healing but on an ongoing basis.
It should be noted that the situations that cause worry are triggered by a shocking event in our lives, from the moment of that shock the worry begins to become the main focus of the mind.Realising that the pain should only be present in a healing phase, it should make it easier to realise the emotions and worries that are keeping the pain present. At this point as a therapist I would be asking questions very specific to the locations of the pains and relating them to specific actions a person makes during their day.


Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer - The New Medicine Forum
 chronic pain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and some people also feel numbness and tingling
A feeling of depreciation. ♦ Powerles 

Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients’ brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. Findings suggest that brain abnormalities in response to non-painful sensory stimulation may cause the increased unpleasantness that patients experience in response to daily visual, auditory and tactile stimulation.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, musculoskeletal syndrome characterized by widespread pain, affecting roughly two percent of the world population, say experts. According to the ACR, five million people in the U.S. have fibromyalgia, which is more prevalent among women. In previous studies fibromyalgia patients report reduced tolerance to normal sensory (auditory, visual, olfactory, and tactile) stimulation in addition to greater sensitivity to pain.


Fibromyalgia is a complex clinical pain syndrome. Patients typically suffer from widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, insomnia, and impairment of physical and psychological quality of life

New International Fibromyalgia Guidelines Indicate Shifting Focus

The three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of fibromyalgia – pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella) – received only a weak grade C recommendation in the German guidelines (Schmerz 2012;26:287-90) because all three failed to achieve their primary endpoints in pivotal European clinical trials.
Fibromyalgia is not rheumatoid arthritis: 
The German and Israeli guidelines contain detailed recommendations for a variety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices, including Tai Chi, guided imagery, acupuncture, yoga, and spa therapy. In contrast, the Canadian guidelines (CMAJ 2013;185:E645-51) deem current evidence insufficient to support the use of CAM practices in fibromyalgia.
“The conundrum of fibromyalgia is that we have no defining biomarker as yet,” Dr. Fitzcharles noted.





STIFFNESS
-Acidity
HOMEOPATHY 
Muscles
-pain, stiffnesstrembling, weakness
 Adrenalinum, Alfalfa, Avena Sativa, Baryta Carbonica, Baryta Iodata, Baryta Muriatica, Calcarea Carbonica, Calcarea Fluorica, Calcarea Phosphorica, Lycopodium Clavatum, Thuja Occidentalis
Muscle Maximizer 2 oz spray

Aconitum Napellus 6X
-tingling, numbness, neuralgia, restlessness, shooting pains, back numb, insensibility of hands and feet, swollen;

Argentum Metallicum
- cartilage, joints, ligaments, muscles and bones, stiffness, pain, weakness, arthritis, rheumatism with tearing and bruised pains, twitching, numbness in limbs, and cramps in limbs

Arnica Montana 6X 30c
-paralytic pain in all joints during motion, weary, bruised feeling, worse towards evening, heaviness in all limbs, arthritis with aches and pains from overexertion, age, old injuries

Arsenicum Album 
-spasms, heaviness and cramps in calves, peripheral neuritis and burning pain during the night, rheumatic affections.

Baryta Carbonica 
-muscle cramps

Belladonna 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X
-shooting pains along limbs and pain in hips and thighs, facial neuralgia 

Bellis Perennis  
-painful joints

Berberis 8X 
-painful shoulders, urinary weakness that accompanies arthritic complaints

Bryonia 4X, 8X, 12X, 30X
-arthritis, pain in muscles and joints, dryness in muscles or joints makes pain worse with motion, painful stiffness. 
-stiff, red, swollen joints that hurt on the slightest motion, then better upon continued motion
Joints are swollen, hot and red. Pains include sticking and stitching pains.
-dry and flat, person is quieter than normal
 irritable, want to be left alone, thirstier for cold drinks with frequent trips to the bathroom, 
Better from: Rest, Rubbing on painful areas. Fresh air. Lying on painful side. Being left alone in dark quiet room
Worse from: any movement or exertion, light touch, sympathy. Warm room, stuffy room, hot weather, sudden change of weather. Morning, Sitting up, Eating, Noise, People visiting. 

Calcarea Fluorica 
-weak bones

Cantharis Vesicatoria  6X, 12X, 30X
-burning soles of feet at night, soles burn, undue inflammation 

Causticum  8X 
-burning pain,sharp pains, weakness, dull aches,arthritic pain in all parts of limbs,painful stiffness of neck, 

Chamomilla  
-rheumatic pain. Helpful remedy for pain and restlessness at night,

Colchicum Autumnale  6X
-articular rheumatism, worse from motion, gouty diatheses, inflammation of big toe, rheumatic pain in joints of fingers

Colocynthis  5X
-rheumatic tearing, stiffness of neck muscles when moving head, painful cramps in all muscles.

Dulcamara  6X
-bone pain, gout, rheumatism that is worse in humidity, cold weather, or change of seasons, exostosis 

Ferrum Metallicum  
-flabby muscles, joint pain

Ferrum Phos 12X
-pain, inflammation, and conditions such as frozen shoulder, circulation and oxygenates the tissues.

Formicum Acidum 
-stiff and swollen joints

Gelsemium 
-muscle throbbing and stiffness

Hypericum Perforatum 3X, 6X
-pain in toes and fingers, especially in limbs, tingling, burning pain, or numbness, neuralgia in the face 

Kali Phos  6X, 12X 
-physical and emotional nervousness, emotional exhaustion and anxiety

Ledum Palustre 6X
-feels chills, but pain relieved by cold, rheumatism begins in feet, then goes up the body, cracking of joints, trembling of hands on grasping or moving them, swollen ankles

Lycopodium Clavatum 10X
-stiffness of neck, drawing pain in all limbs

Magnesium Phos 6X 8X, 12X
-nerve pain,cramping of muscles with radiating pains

Natrum Phosphate  200C
-joint pain, arthritis stiffness, swelling
-acidity, heartburn, dyspepsia, gas, distention or bloating, constipation, flatulence
-agitation, criticism, envy, selfishness.

Phosphorus  6X, 12X, 30X
-pain in feet and hands, burning in the feet, lessens numbness with ascending sensory and motor paralysis from ends of fingers and toes

Pulsatilla 30C   
-pain constantly shifting

Ranunculus Bulbus  6X 30C
-intercostals rheumatism, pain in ribs, spasmodic pain in arms, arthritic pain in muscles, sharp nerve pain, tremors

Rhus Tox 4X, 8X, 12X, 30X 
-painful swelling of joints, rheumatic pain over all extremities, better with motion, neck stiffness, frozen shoulder, paralytic heaviness of legs & feet, great debility & soreness, especially when at rest, pain in joints of upper limbs worse in cold, wet weather, morningstiffness, relief of pain from overuse of muscles, overstretching,muscle weakness, strains, stiff joints,sciatica nerve pain  

Rhododendron Chrysanthum 8X 
-rheumatic pain in all limbs, worse before a storm, pain worsens while at rest.

Ruta Grav 200C
-pain and soreness in the bones, joints, tendons, and cartilage, painful bruises of the bone, rheumatic pain in joints of fingers, contracted fingers,pain and soreness in the bones, joints, tendons, and cartilage anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, tears in canines,patella in equines,repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis of the hands and wrists such as carpal tunnel, trick knee and tennis elbow,sprains, injuries, strain, bruises bones, pulled ligaments,muscle and tendon repair,cysts in wrists, knee, ankles or spine,bone spurs,weakness in joints or tendons, degenerative problems in the knees,  low back pain.,connective tissue, nerves, cartilage, flexor tendons, soreness and ankle sprains, knees, feet, and wrists, chronic conditions of the feet, speeds recovery of ligaments following severe strains and sprains, pain, soreness in the feet, ankles, achilles heel,feeling of bruised, lame sensation all over. Periosteum (bone covering) bruised
ganglion case- 3 morning and evening for 15 days. On the 10th day my arm ached a bit but it was gone by 15 days.
BETTER from: Lying on back, Motion, Warmth. 
WORSE from: Cold, west weather, Being at rest, Lying down, Cold, Overexertion, Cold wind, Sitting.
EMOTIONAL:  anxiety, fear,nervousness,restlessness

Silicea   30C  
-weak bones, painful hips, legs, knees and feet.

Spigelia Anthelmia 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X 
-agitation and anxiety, restless, neuralgia extending to arm or both arms, nervous system 

Sulphur  10X
-weakness, fatigue, trembling, rheumatic gout, symptoms worse from rest, better during motion

Zincum Metallicum  
-weakness, trembling, numbness