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GABAPENTIN FOR CHRONIC NEUROPATHIC PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA IN ADULTS

Antiepileptic drugs like gabapentin are commonly used for treating neuropathic pain, usually defined as pain due to damage to nerves. This would include postherpetic neuralgia (persistent pain experienced in an area previously affected by shingles), painful complications of diabetes, nerve injury pain, phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia and trigeminal neuralgia. This type of pain can be … Continue reading

ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS FOR LIVER DISEASE

Beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E cannot be recommended for treatment of liver diseases. An imbalance between too much oxidative stress and too little antioxidative defence has been suggested to cause a variety of liver diseases. Therefore, antioxidant supplements (beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium) could have a potential role … Continue reading

Dark Times for Herbal Medicine in Europe

Our¬†European Office, is preparing for a legal challenge against EU herb laws. As we reported to you last¬†November, thousands of products associated with traditional medicine will soon become illegal throughout the European Union (EU). And more and more, EU legislation influences US domestic policy, especially where health-related laws are concerned. The EU threat to herbal … Continue reading