Did you know that there are reputable organizations out there that have put forth official treatment guidelines for the most common health conditions? In this book, you will find these official treatment guidelines explained in plain, simple terms we can all understand. Empowered Medicine references official guidelines from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and more! Empowered Medicine will help you understand which medications have been proven, using the best clinical research, to most effectively treat your condition. Empowered Medicine will help you understand your condition and the treatment options currently available to you.
Completely redesigned for easy reading and fully updated with the latest research and information on current practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions, this new edition of a vital resource is full of tips, suggestions, and strategies to deal with chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support so that they are able to do the things they want and need. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world. Aimed at letting people become self-managers of their own illness, this book’s one simple goal is to help anyone with a chronic illness to live a productive, healthy life.
Saunders(r) Lumbar Traction
Helps patients maintain clinical gains between appointments and effectively manage chronic conditions
Split table design replicates clinical traction and promotes consistency of treatment
Actively moving treatment surface ensures efficient application of traction
Patented pneumatic system ensures reliable force accuracy and leak-free performance
Friction-free surface ensures smooth motion
Easy-to-read pressure gauge provides total control of the force at all times
Blow-off valve limits the amount of force that can be applied
Can be used on a bed or floor
Carrying case doubles as a comfortable treatment surface
Detachable wheels provide enhanced portability
No-slip harnesses incorporate belt-organizers for quick set-up
Does not require assembly
2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer’s Association (CWA)
When it comes to your dog’s or your cat’s health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?
Inside you’ll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.
Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:
·An A-Z guide to common health conditions
·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
·Proven complementary therapies for your pet
·And much, much more!
Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You’ll both be glad you did.
Inside, natural treatments for:
·And many more common conditions
“Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike.” —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals
“A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment.” —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
“This bible is a ‘new testament’ that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets.” —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.
The WINVIVO Wound Ointment is a uniquely effective, multi-functional botanical ointment. It has been clinically proven to accelerate healing of challenging wounds and skin ulcers. It synergistically combines botanicals that are naturally antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic to inhibit infection, suppress itching and pain, promote microcirculation and tissue regeneration. It can be used to help healing wounds and skin ulcers, cuts and burns, abrasions (such as road rash and saddle sores) and skin lesions caused by eczema and psoriasis, as well as soft tissue injuries (such as bruises, ankle sprains, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and muscle strains).
This evidence-based natural botanical therapy is easy to use, highly efficacious and cost-effective.
Contains net weight 65 grams (2.3 oz) of ointment that is sufficient to dress a wound of 2-3 sq. cm in area (typical size of a diabetic foot ulcer) for 2 months with daily dressing changes.
This product was formerly known as WinVivo Healing Balm.
- Clinically proven to accelerate healing of challenging wounds and skin ulcers such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers/bedsores, and non-healing surgical or trauma wound
- Naturally antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic to reduce swelling and pain
- Absorbs exudate and malodor, and removes antibiotic-resistant biofilms
- Stimulates microcirculation to facilitate autolytic debridement of necrotic tissue
- Promotes granulation and epithelialization to achieve wound closure
Aqua Relief System
Delivers therapy and comfort to achy feet and other body parts due to diabetic neuropathy, poor circulation, arthritic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain and all other pain conditions
Can be used for hot or cold therapy
Benefits of hot therapy include improved circulation and cell function, decreased tendon and ligament stiffness, and less pain
Benefits of cold therapy include reduced swelling and pain, relief from muscle and joint discomfort, and better healing
Wraps sold separately; unit does not include a wrap
- Aqua Relief System
- Delivers therapy and comfort to achy feet and other body parts due to diabetic neuropathy, poor circulation, arthritic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain and all other pain conditions
- Can be used for hot or cold therapy
- Benefits of hot therapy include improved circulation and cell function, decreased tendon and ligament stiffness, and less pain
- Benefits of cold therapy include reduced swelling and pain, relief from muscle and joint discomfort, and better healing
This book goes through all aspects of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD/CRPS) including definition, causes, tips on dealing with healthcare professionals, caretaker information, emotional aspects of dealing with chronic pain, and tips on coping with the pain. This book is written by a pain patient based on her experiences in dealing with pain and the healthcare system.
iD is a custom USB flash drive that holds emergency and medical information for use by Doctors and EMTs. Information such as emergency contacts, allergies, drug reactions, medical conditions, medications, and more can be stored on iD. iD even can hold a picture of the owner as well as critical-care documents such as living wills and DNR orders. iD is your opportunity to tell Doctors and EMTs about your critical medical conditions – even if you can’t respond!
- Easy to use
- Provides critical medical info even when you can’t respond!
- Great for those with diabetes, allergies, Alzheimer’s, multiple medications
- No software to load or programs to learn!
Even if you’ve never done yoga before,you can benefit from this gentle program. This yoga program is designed to help you increase your metabolism while gently stretching and relieving stress. Making these simple exercises part of your daily routine may assist in managing the symptoms of diabetes and high cholesterol as well as helping with weight management and improved circulation. The Healing Yoga series brings into your home Lisa and Charles Matkin’s extensive hands-on experience and work with leading physicians in using yoga to help people with chronic injuries and illnesses. Regular practice of this yoga program can be beneficial for a range of specific conditions while helping you build strength and bring flexible, fluid movement to your whole body. About The Instructors: Charles and Lisa Matkin are experts in therapeutic yoga and have over 16 years combined experience as yoga professionals. They design custom yoga programs to help their clients address chronic injuries and illnesses. The Matkins founded and direct the Mind Body Therapies department at a complementary health care center in New York City and have taught therapeutic yoga programs at Beth Israel Hospital and New York Presbyterian Medical Center.
There are 2 forms of Diabetes:
1. Diabetes mellitus or sweet urine with frequent passage of urine
2. Diabetes insipidus or abnormal volume of passage of urine with thirst
1. Diabetes mellitus is caused by a lack or decrease in the insulin hormone which is produced in the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
This results in the excess presence of blood sugar resulting in frequent passing of urine, thirst and loss of weight due to the loss of sugar in the urine.
There are 2 types of Diabetes mellitus:
Type 1 –usually affects younger patients and require insulin injection for treatment
Type 2 – affects the older patients and can be treated with oral medications or insulin injections.
This is the commoner form of diabetes.
2. Diabetes Insidipus is due to the absence of the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) secreted by the Pituitary gland.
It results in large volume of urine being passed and thirst following the loss of water in the urine.
It is rare and can occur at any age and in both sexes.
When you use the term Diabetes you usually refer to Diabetes Mellitus which is a very common chronic disease of the elderly.
Diabetes insipidus is rarely seen.
Treatment for Diabetes mellitus and insipidus is completely different.
The causes, complications and treatment of the 2 conditions are separate and different.
To differentiate 2 conditions it is better to use the full name Diabetes mellitus or Diabetes insipidus.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Chapter 1 Diabetes
Chapter 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 3 Diabetes Inspidus
Chapter 4 Epilogue
Referencing breakthrough medical research, two of the leading pain specialists in the field, Bradley S. Galer, M.D., and Charles E. Argoff, M.D., present hidden and little known causes of common chronic pain conditions, how to avoid misdiagnosis, and the latest treatments under development including:
—Myofascial Dysfunction: The real (undiagnosed!) culprit in 90% of Back and Neck Pain
—DMARDS and NSAIDS: Two breakthrough drugs that promise significant relief for Arthritis
—Nutraceuticals: The natural wonder treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
—Focal heat trigger-point (FHTP) therapy: The new drug-free approach to Migraine relief
The first practical book on integrative pain management, Defeat Chronic Pain Now! gives you the latest information on surgical options, new medications, complementary therapies, and psychological interventions that can be used to rewire your body for pain relief. For each condition and procedure, you’ll learn what to expect in the hospital and the doctor’s office, and what self-therapy solutions you can do on your own. Detailed illustrations and easy-to-understand descriptions help you select the best treatment options to improve your unique type of pain and take back your life.
Some estimates by medical research groups state that up to 20 million Americans suffer from some form of peripheral neuropathy (PN) and this number is much higher when worldwide statistics are considered. One major reason for the rise in incidence for these conditions of damage to the nerves in the body that results in pain and dysfunction in them is the increase in cases of diabetes and pre-diabetic syndromes. There are many other causes of PN however, including old age, viral infections, nutritional deficiencies, various autoimmune diseases, dysfunction of the arterial system (blood circulation) and drug-use of both prescribed types and varieties of illegal drugs. Within the chapters of this book, I address the types of symptoms involved in PN diseases, the types of nerves that can be affected and treatments that are administered to treat underlying causes of PN and to directly address its symptoms. NOTE: This book is approximately 5,779 words in length. It is not an extensive medical journal but rather contains aspects of information on the subject that most laypersons would be seeking. TABLE OF CONTENTS: CHAPTER ONE: My Personal Battle with Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) CHAPTER TWO: Nerve Damage from Diabetes and Metabolic Syndromes CHAPTER THREE: Other Systemic Diseases Associated with Development of PN CHAPTER FOUR: Viruses that Cause or Contribute to PN CHAPTER FIVE: Nutritional Deficiencies that Lead to PN CHAPTER SIX: Directly Addressing Symptoms of PN It is my sincere hope that this book will serve to gain its readers, a good general education on the subject of Peripheral Neuropathy.