Friday, September 20, 2019
medical-marijuana-is-the-right-choice-for-children
A very controversial debate currently raging in the mainstream media is the subject of Medical Cannabis and children. Many people are arguing that Cannabis has no place in a child’s therapy for any reason; others argue that it should be the first line in any treatment, for a wide array of benefits. The population of…
let-food-be-thy-medicine-1-chronic-inflammation
Acute Inflammation, also called irritation, swelling and tenderness. We have all experienced it.  For the most part, inflammation is necessary; it is a critical part of the immune response system that tells us when there is infection, stress, illness, or injury, acting as our bodies warning system. Chronic inflammation, however, is an immune system over-response.…
childhood-cancer-cannabis-and-courage-how-mykayla-comstock-became-brave-mykayla
Life before Mykayla was diagnosed with cancer was peaceful. We lived in Eastern Oregon and were an average family living life day to day making ends meet. Erin and I worked from home and took care of Mykayla and Ryleigh. Erin was an ambitious, driven entrepreneur who spent a lot of time promoting and working…
herbal-analgesics-part-3-anti-inflammatories
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Inflammation (immune system activation) plays a big role in causing certain types of pain, especially arthritis and joint pain. This is why anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and prednisone can help so much. However they also have significant side effects including gastric ulcers and…
herbal-analgesics-part-2-kratom-and-cannabis
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Kratom Mitragyna speciosa Kratom Mitragyna speciosa Let me start talking about kratom by clarifying that I am not against it (my prior blogs and videos on this topic generated many strong feelings!).  Kratom definitely has medicinal properties and many people in chronic report it…
herbal-analgesics-part-1-the-poppy-family
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy Papaver somniferum First and foremost on the list of herbs that relieve pain is the opium poppy which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine and has been used since ancient times as an analgesic. Hippocrates recommended medicinal use of…
finally-real-science-on-cannabis-for-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Many patients with fibromyalgia report benefit from cannabis (medical marijuana), but until recently we did not have the studies to really back that up. We now have some real science and in this article I will break down the new research that has…
myofascial-release-therapy-for-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Fibromyalgia pain stems from inflamed and stuck fascia, the connective tissue that runs like a three-dimensional web throughout the body. It surrounds and supports every cell, nerve, organ, muscle, and bone in your body. When it is restricted, it dehydrates and becomes like…
could-cbd-help-boost-energy-in-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Someday CBD (cannabidiol) may be given as first aid for stroke and brain injuries to lessen the brain damage caused by lack of blood flow. In fact, there is increasing evidence for CBD’s protective effects on brain and nerve cells exposed to damage…
read-this-before-you-try-kratom-for-pain
By Ginevra Liptan, MD        *Links may generate a commission for this site Partly due to lack of access to effective pain medications, many people with chronic pain and fibromyalgia turn to over-the-counter herbal treatments such as kratom. While this plant definitely has some pain-relieving potential, there are concerning safety and side effects that need to be…