A Case for Cupping – Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Below is a great RCT out of Hualien City, Taiwan, on the Effectiveness of Cupping. It was conducted in a nursing research laboratory at the Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. Lee-Mei Chi, 1 , 2 Li-Mei Lin, 3 Chien-Lin Chen, 4 , 5 Shu-Fang Wang, 6 Hui-Ling Lai, 7 and Tai-Chu Peng 1 , 7 , * Evid …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

This great paper by Craighead, McCartney,  Tumlinson and Alexander describes the vasodilation dose-response of topical menthol. In the post below, we’ve listed some important info from the study, but to read the full study, please see the link at the bottom of the article…  Microvasc Res. 2017 Mar;110:43-47. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2016.11.008. Epub 2016 Nov 27  Craighead DH, McCartney NB, Tumlinson JH, …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

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How Topical Analgesics Really Work

There is nothing new about the use of menthol as a topical analgesic.1 The skin contains a dense neural network embedded in the dermal-epidermal junction. Fibrous strands from these deep nerves project outward to the skin’s surface. Stimuli to the cutaneous region is perceived by these nerves, which can result in pain signaling or the initiation of the inflammatory cascade. …

OxyRub Clinical Trials

The base product for the revolutionary OxyRub PRO – the professional strength topical analgesic created by Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr. – is OxyRub, the pain reliever originally created by Dr. Pergolizzi several years back. In several clinical trials, OxyRub was tested in various settings. In these studies, the products used allowed for the minimal effective dose, that is, the lowest …

Diet-Induced Acidosis: Is It real and clinically relevant to your patients?

The article below discusses some important points on the topic of diet-induced acidosis, that we should all be aware of as Health and Fitness professionals when looking at the effects of our client’s diets on their ability to recover from injury, reduce pain and avoid disease. I’ve pulled a few brief highlights, but if you’d like to read more, the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Clinical evidence for Curcumin in turmeric to help reduce pain

Curcumin in turmeric: Basic and clinical evidence for a potential role in analgesia J. Eke-Okoro PharmD1 | R. B. Raffa PhD1,2 | J. V. Pergolizzi Jr MD3 | F. Breve PharmD4 | R. Taylor Jr. PhD3 | For the NEMA Research Group Summary What is known and objective: Current analgesic pharmacotherapy—opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen (paracetamol) and related drugs—is …

Could the origin of all pain stem from Inflammation?

Whether we’re talking about acute or chronic pain, peripheral or central pain, nociceptive or neuropathic pain… whether the pain is sharp, dull, aching, burning, stabbing, numbing or tingling, there’s a theory proposed by the researchers below that all pain arises from inflammation and the inflammatory response within the body. Could this mean that a consistent effort to help our patients …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Clinical Study of the Effects of Treating Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disease

A Clinical Study of the Effects of FACIAL-FLEX® in Treating Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disease Zarrinnia K., Braun R.J., Straja S.R. The disorder of temporomandibular joint syndrome has likely existed since the dawn of man. The cardinal symptoms include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, tenderness, joint noise (clicking and popping) and limitation of opening. The etiology of this syndrome has been …

Importance of Antioxidants, Phytochemicals and Fiber for Optimal Health

A Scientific White Paper Research on the Importance of Antioxidants, Phytochemicals and Fiber for Achieving Optimal Health and Longevity An Official Publication of: Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC Introduction Most of us have heard that diets high in fruits and vegetables can help us lose weight, reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, arthritis …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com