Can legalized marijuana use help relieve pain from neuropathy?

Photo credit: Mary Pahlke The proposals for legalized marijuana use in the 2016 elections garnered wide support according to CULTURE magazine. “Another election has come and gone, and no matter which way you voted, it is clear that cannabis came out on top, winning seven of the nine initiatives on the ballot, with another one too close […]

Topical ambroxol possible treatment of neuropathic pain

Recent research from Europe indicates the potent cough syrup ingredient ambroxol could be effective in alleviating neuropathic pain when used as a cream applied to the skin. The German scientists concluded that, “[Ambroxol] is therefore considered to be a useful, simple concept for pain management with few side effects. In the case reports presented in […]

Acupuncture Treatment For Peripheral Neuropathy

An ancient treatment for pain relief, acupuncture, may have some use in the treatment of painful diabetic  peripheral neuropathy according to a research paper published in “Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology.” The study showed acupuncture improved nerve conduction and assessment of subjective symptoms in 16 of the 21 patients who received the treatment over a period […]