There’s a potential fibromyalgia drug heading to clinical trials … in China!
More of the same! 🙁
ECU News Services: Stopping Lyme disease in its tracks
An East Carolina University researcher is using a $1.69 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the movement of the Lyme bacteria in hopes of slowing the spread of this debilitating illness.
Healthcare Medicine Institute: Acupuncture found effective for chronic fatigue syndrome
From the article: “Researchers at the Beijing Chaoyang Fatou Community Health Service Center conducted a study comparing the effects of warm needling acupuncture, standard acupuncture, and sham acupuncture. Based on the data, the researchers conclude that warm needling acupuncture is significantly more effective than using only standard acupuncture or sham acupuncture.”
Lyme Disease Association: New Lyme guidelines on National Guidelines Clearing House
From the article: “The London-based National Guideline Centre has published new guidelines for treating Lyme disease on the National Guidelines Clearing House. The guidelines appear similar in nature to the IDSA guidelines and will not provide a benefit to patients with chronic Lyme disease. They generally provide for a 21-day treatment regimen.”
And an extra…
This is an older article, but still carries an important message from Dr. Terry Wahls. If you think what you eat doesn’t matter, then watch this video on how Dr. Wahls is using food to heal from multiple sclerosis. Every time I hear her story, it makes me want to eat some more broccoli! 🙂
Quick health update…
You’ve probably noticed I still haven’t resumed a regular posting schedule yet. I’ve just been publishing the news posts the past few weeks because they don’t require a lot of time or effort. Well, there’s a reason for that: My back pain has returned, and my doctor thinks I’ve probably reherniated the disc that he operated on last month. I’ll have a new MRI next week to confirm his suspicion one way or another if we can get insurance approval. I’m having quite a bit of back/butt/hip pain again, and that’s affected my ability to work. You guys know I’m not a huge fan of pharmaceutical drugs, but gabapentin is my best friend right now. It’s about the only thing that helps to reduce the nerve pain.