Choosing Headache Medications

Choosing Headache Medications

The following points are part of a framework Dr. Robbins is formulating to teach doctors how to choose headache medications for each person.   Past medicines History of medication overuse Insomnia Weight Other associated medical: HTN, DM, immune system problems,...
Fibromyalgia and Acupuncture

Fibromyalgia and Acupuncture

Individualized acupuncture treatments were tied to greater pain relief for people with fibromyalgia, according to results from a small trial in Spain that compared the approach to sham acupuncture. Researches found the benefits of tailored acupuncture seemed to...

Study Looks at Fibromyalgia Pain

Researchers at the University of Michigan believe shortened leukocyte telomere length is associated with pain in fibromyalgia. Afton L.Hassett, PsyD, associate research scientist at the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center in Ann Arbor says, “Telomeres are...

The “Nocebo” Effect

The following is an article we posted on the Robbins’ Nest Blog last August. We often hear about the “placebo effect”; it seems timely to mention again the “nocebo effect.” A placebo is typically a fake medication used as a control in a...
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