Articles in the Pain Management Category
Eucommia is acrid and balanced. It mainly treats pain in the lower back and knees, supplements the center, boosts the essence qi, fortifies the sinews and bones, strengthens the will, and eliminates genital damp itch and dribbling urine after voiding. Protracted taking may make the body light and slow aging.
Pain Management, Skin Health »
Coix gained a reputation for beautifying the skin, so women in Southeast Asia have been encouraged to eat coix as a cereal grain, making it a regular practice to improve complexion. A highly concentrated extract of coix produced in Japan (where it is known as hatomugi or yokui-nin) is promoted as a support for beautiful skin, hair, and nails. Coix has been included in medicinal formulas for treating skin diseases, such as acne and other swellings. A …
Inflammation, Pain Management »
While both B. sacra and B. serrata have been used medicinally, B. serrata is the species currently most used in herbal medicine and upon which all the modern clinical research has been done. Its main known pharmacologically-active constituents include α and β boswellic acid and other pentacyclic triterpenic acids shown in laboratory studies to inhibit inflammatory processes.19 Boswellic acids in proprietary formulations (e.g., 5-Loxin®) have demonstrated a high safety profile.20
A 2010 randomized, double-blind, split-face, comparative study was done to assess the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of a base cream containing 0.5% boswellic acids …
Acupuncture, Pain Management »
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture’s effect on how the brain processes pain. Results of the study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture, were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
In the study, conducted in close collaboration with the Department of Complementary and Integrative …