The Treatment of Chronic Pain
The American public has been emotionally and physically traumatized due to announcements of the FDA concerning the devastating health effects discovered in a number of prescription pain medications of the COX-2 inhibitors to include the most popular pain drugs on the market.
With Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, Aleve and Naprosyn being named in specific consumer health advisories and warnings to medical physicians to “stop prescribing’, millions of Americans who have relied heavily on these drugs to ease their pain and affect their lifestyle are now wondering what their future holds and where can they go and what can they do to ease their chronic pain.
Acupuncture is without question one of the most powerful pain altering modalities in the world, its reputation for pain relief is known and respected internationally. It may be successfully practiced with a variety of procedures other than needles to include laser, electronic and non-invasive stimulation devices for those who are needle phobic and would not consider acupuncture otherwise.
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Treating Menstrual Disorders with Plum Flower Products
In the Classical and Traditional labels, Plum Flower offers five classical formulas for treating common menstrual conditions. We can look at them according to the conditions that are treated.
1. PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME. The main symptoms of premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) are irritability, breast distension, headache, and lower abdominal swelling. The severity of one´s PMS can be assaged by how many of these symptoms manifest, and for how many days prior to the period. For example, a woman with two or three of these symptoms who has PMS for ten to fourteen days has a more severe case than a woman with one symptom for three days. The cause of three of the symptoms (irritability, breast distension and headache) is due to liver qi stagnation. The fourth, lower abdomen distension, also involves deficiency of kidney qi.
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