From the article: “Results showed that amitriptyline was associated with reduced sleep disturbances, fatigue and improved quality of life compared with placebo. A 120-mg dose of duloxetine was associated with the highest improvement in pain and depression compared with placebo.”
MedicalXpress.com: New data align with EULAR recommendations for fibromyalgia management
From the article: “At seven years follow up, adjusted results showed that fibromyalgia cases had a higher number of hospital courses, and had undergone more invasive procedures; however, differences concerning number of diagnoses between groups were small. The study also found that the burden to the secondary health care system is significant. Neurologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, pain-specialists, psychiatrists, and abdominal surgeons were all consulted more often by people with fibromyalgia compared to those without.”
PsychiatricTimes.com: Clearing the ‘Brain Fog’ in Long COVID
From the article: “How can we ‘clear the fog’ surrounding brain fog? Experts addressed the cognitive dysfunction, or ‘brain fog,’ observed in patients with long COVID – as well as those with fibromyalgia, with chronic fatigue syndrome, and undergoing chemotherapy treatment – at the 2022 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting.”
From the article: “From over 1,500 responses, 86% reported feelings of invalidation, mostly from family (56%), health professionals (48%), friends (39%) and social environment (38%). The impact of this invalidation is mainly on the psychological well-being, but it also reduces seeking health care and therapeutic adherence. The burden appeared to be greater for people with fibromyalgia.”
Pain News Network: FDA Head Wants New Regulations for Kratom and CBD
From the article: “The head of the Food and Drug Administration says his agency will need new authority from Congress to regulate both kratom and cannabidiol (CBD), two natural substances used by millions of Americans to self-treat their pain and other medical conditions. FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf testified on Thursday before a House Appropriations subcommittee, where he was asked why the agency was slow in developing new regulations for CBD and why it remained opposed to the use of kratom. Califf said new regulatory pathways were needed for both substances because they fall between the cracks of existing law that gives the FDA broad authority to regulate food and drugs.”
Holistic Pain Relief Summit…
Learn holistic techniques to decrease chronic pain, improve function, increase energy and get better sleep during the free Holistic Pain Relief Summit on June 15-19.
I just signed up for this one myself because there are a lot of new speakers that I don’t recognize! Hopefully that translates into a lot of NEW information as well!
Warrior of the Week…
The Warrior of the Week is artist Lee Jones from Briton Ferry, Wales. Lee makes woodland creatures from acorns, sticks and other natural elements, and then leaves them in public places with inspirational and encouraging messages.
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Product of the Week…
Through June 19, HealthyLine is offering 20% off of its Heated PEMF gemstone infrared chair mat, which combines hot stone, far infrared, negative ion and PEMF therapies into one mat that can be used flat or in a chair.
The Father’s Day sale also includes buy one, get one free offers on a couple of HealthyLine’s infrared vests and several styles of magnetic bracelets.
A description of the chair mat from HealthyLine’s website: “With a predetermined bend in the middle, the TAO Chair Mat sits upright easily in 99% of chair types. We have taken 4-natural therapies (FIR, negative ions, PEMF, hot stone) and packed them into this smaller model. You get the same wellness-defining benefits in a more focused and specific approach.
“Sitting on the TAO Chair Mat throughout the day is an efficient way to counteract the development of [back] pain and decrease any aches that currently exist. Daily exposure to PEMF can perform wonders for your physical and mental well-being. Consistently pressing your body against heated gemstones loosens tense muscles and relieves built-up tension in your body.
“For those with driving jobs, an adapter can be purchased to make the TAO Chair useable with the lighter port of your vehicle. Use it while you commute to your job, on long road trips, or while operating a commercial vehicle to prevent the development of stiffness and pain. Everyone can improve their relaxation each day and focus the effects of the TAO Chair Mat on the area of the body that tends to need it the most.”
If the chair mat isn’t for you, HealthyLine offers 10% off + free shipping on many of its other products by entering the code fwf10 at checkout.
I reviewed one of HealthyLine’s infrared mats a few years ago. It’s the same concept as the chair mat… just a different model. You can read that review here!
Chronic Inflammation Summit….
It’s not too late to register for the Chronic Inflammation Summit hosted by Dr. David Jockers. This free online event continues through June 12 with an Encore Weekend coming up on June 18-19 where you can watch any talks you might have missed.
The summit explores the:
- Root causes of inflammation
- Connections between gut health and chronic inflammation
- How to protect your brain and nervous system
- Anti-inflammatory supplement and nutrition strategies
- Strategies for deep sleep to restore hormone and blood sugar balance
- Inflammatory triggers for cancer
- Impacts of inflammation on the aging process
- Natural strategies and technological advancements for cellular health
HealthMeans, the event’s sponsor, is offering several registration gifts. Just click on the link for the gift that you’d like to receive, and that will take you to a registration page:
During the online event, you’ll have 24 hours to view each day’s presentations for free, but if you’d like to watch at your leisure, you can purchase lifetime access starting at $69.