Is there an addiction gene? The COMT hypothesis

Is there an addiction gene?  The COMT hypothesis

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk MD (France), ND

What is COMT? 

Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) is an enzyme that metabolizes brain hormones, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. These hormones help to regulate heartbeat, breathing rate, focus and attention, memory, mood, and pain perception (heard about the fight or flight response, how the body reacts when we sense a danger?). COMT inactivates estrogens in male and females.

In the brain, catechol-O-methyltransferase helps break down certain chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. These chemicals conduct signals from one nerve ...

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Decrease All-Cause Mortality this October with Nutrient of the Month: Circumin

Decrease All-Cause Mortality this October with Nutrient of the Month: Circumin

By Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Circumin, the main compound in the staple indian spice turmeric, is valued in many traditional cultures as the most powerful herb in medicine.

Turmeric has been used in herbal protocols for its medicinal properties for thousands of years by practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda alike. That’s why the East-meets-West practitioners at The Akasha Center recommend the turmeric containing Akasha Naturals Products like Infla-Regulator and Antiox Restore.

So why ...

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Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

By Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT

Have you ever had an unexplainable ache or pain that just wouldn’t budge? You went to the doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor, and they explained to you precisely why you were having this pain from a structural viewpoint. They also explained to you exactly how and why it would get better with their treatments. And it all made perfect sense. Except, it didn’t work. Relief would be short term or non-existent. You experienced frustration, ...

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Natural Pain Relief

Natural Pain Relief

By Bren Boston, MD

We will all experience pain at some time if our nerves are connected to our brain by an intact spinal cord.  Anything that stresses our body parts can cause pain.  That includes distention, swelling, tears, lacerations, microtears, strains, sprains, traction, shearing, laxity, degeneration, or overuse.  When our body is not in good shape, from a poor diet, lack of exercise, decline in elasticity, or chronic repetitive motion, we are more likely to experience an injury and pain.

Inflammation from sugar ...

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An Integrative Approach to Neuropathy

An Integrative Approach to Neuropathy

 

By Dr. Bren Boston,

Neuropathy can be a frustrating diagnosis given that there are not many treatments available for it.  Neuropathy can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, burning, or painful sensations, depending on the type of nerves involved.  Some common causes of neuropathy include diabetes, toxic trauma from chemotherapy, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune disorders, vascular disorders, but many cases of neuropathy have no known cause.  The common thread of all neuropathies are that the nerve cells (neurons) are not as healthy ...

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Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

 

By Dr. Bren Boston

For someone suffering from joint pain, prolotherapy can be a safe and effective way to get them back to their usual activities. My opinion is that a targeted treatment at the source of the problem is a better option than a systemic treatment that circulates to the entire body. Prolotherapy causes proliferative cells to migrate to the weakened area, targeting the problem.

Chronic joint pain is an astronomically common condition, especially given our aging population. In fact, ...

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PAIN FREE Summer

PAIN FREE Summer

How PROLOTHERAPY Decreases Pain & Improves Mobility

By Bren Boston, MD

Also called proliferation therapy or regenerative injection therapy, prolotherapy is a non surgical injection treatment of a natural substance solution to relieve pain in a joint space and helps to reconstruct damaged tendons and weakened ligaments.

The Current Reality:

The U.S has an aging population that wants to stay active.  Between 2012 and 2050, the U.S. population aged over 65 is projected to nearly double to over ...

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3 Ways to Save on Prolotherapy

3 Ways to Save on Prolotherapy

Is Pain Controlling Your Life? Akasha is here to the help.

  • 30% Off Prolotherapy treatments!
  • Insurance Prices available
  • 10 minute complimentary phone consult with Board Certified Physiatry & Pain Medicine Physician Dr. Bren Boston

 

PROLOTHERAPY


 

Prolotherapy is a form of regenerative injection therapy stimulating the healing, growth, and stability of damaged tissues. It is a safe and effective non-surgical approach for treating joint and spine pain caused by weakened and damaged ligaments and tendons. Learn more about Prolotherapy

For a limited time, take 30% off of Prolotherapy treatments.
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Is Your Knee Pain Stopping You From Living?

Is Your Knee Pain Stopping You From Living?

By Bren Boston, MD

If knee pain is stopping you from exercising, then you can expect your knee pain to get worse, not better. Studies have shown that exercise is crucial for the treatment of arthritis. Prolotherapy can help people with knee and other joint pain get back to an exercise routine.

Prolotherapy is a safe injection technique that can significantly decrease the pain of knee arthritis. It involves the injection of a natural proliferative fluid to the intra-articular joint space and ...

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Live Free of Chronic Pain without Risky Surgery or Drugs

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