Migraine is a complex condition with a wide variety of symptoms. For many people the main feature is a painful headache. Other symptoms include disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, feeling sick and vomiting. Research has shown that acupuncture can provide an effective alternative to conventional medicine.
Shoulder pain is very common and will affect most people at some stage in their lives. Patients will often complain that they can’t lift their arm up beyond 90 degrees without pain, or have difficulty putting a shirt on, or lifting a kettle. Sleeping can often be more painful and lying on the affected side near impossible. The number one cause is Shoulder Impingement.
Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.
Curcumin is the active ingredient prevalent in the Indian spice turmeric. With almost 3,000 pre-clinical investigations, it is one of the best investigated botanical constituents in biomedicine. It has been shown to induce a range of positive effects, including the treatment of the symptoms of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and tendon injury.
The use of statins can block the production of CoQ10 – a vitamin-like substance found in every body cell which serves to produce energy and act as an antioxidant – resulting in mild to chronic muscle pain. Preliminary tests show that restoring levels of CoQ10 in statin patients with muscle pain may provide some benefit.
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen used by millions of people in the UK are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, experts have said. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, concluded that non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could increase the risk of being admitted to hospital.