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Pain Free 1-2-3 by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.                                                                                                             Enlarge Image Email to a Friend Pain Free 1-2-3 by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
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Product Description: With its proven step-by-step program, Pain Free 1-2-3 shows you how to get rid of the aches and pains that wreak havoc on your life. For years, Dr. Teitelbaum suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia pain until he learned how to effectively treat it. His firsthand knowledge and 30 years' experience as a pain specialist, lecturer, and researcher give him rare insight into the challenges posed by persistent, nagging chronic pain. This book provides more than 100 treatments along with advice on customizing and combining safe and effective natural, prescription and alternative remedies.
Pages: 294
Cover: Soft
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Date Published: 2006
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements: ix
Introduction: xi
Part I: General Principles of Pain Relief
Chapter 1: Why We Have Pain
What Is Pain?: 3
The Critical Function of Pain: 4
How Do I Turn Off the Pain Signal?: 4
Chapter 2: Giving Your Body What It Needs to Heal Your Pain
Optimizing Nutritional Support: 7
Sleep: The Foundation of Pain Relief: 18
Treating Hormonal Deficiencies: 23
Chapter 3: Eliminating the Causes and Triggers of Your Pain
Managing Infections: 40
Reducing Stress (by Bren Jacobson): 51
Considering Ergonomics (by Bren Jacobson): 61
Dealing with Trauma: 70
Part II: Evaluating and Treating Common Types of Pain
Chapter 4: Focusing on Nerve Pain
Types and Causes of Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain: 76
Treating Neuropathic Pain: 79
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): 84
Chapter 5: When Inflammation Leads to Pain
When Inflammation is Unhealthy: 90
The Link Between Diet and Inflammation: 91
Treating Inflammation: 92
Treating Arthritis: Inflammation of the Joints: 96
Chapter 6: Focusing on Muscle and Bone Pain
Myofascial and Fibromyalgia Pain: 106
Treating Osteoporosis and Bone Pain: 108
Easing Cancer Pain and Discomfort: 111
Chapter 7: It's Not All in Your Head: Treating Headaches and Facial Pain
Finding Relief from Tension Headaches: 115
Getting Rid of Migraines: 117
Other Common Severe Headaches: 127
Chapter 8: A Pain in the Gut
Resolving Chronic Acid Reflux and Indigestion Naturally: 133
The Importance of Enzymes for Digestive Health: 136
Eliminating Spastic Colon by Treating the Underlying Causes: 138
Chapter 9: Dealing with Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Interstitial Cystitis (IC): 141
Painful Menstrual Cramps and Vulvodynia: 145
Endometriosis: 147
Prostatitis and Prostadynia: 148
Chapter 10: Treating Other Common Pains Based on Their Locations
Chronic Back Pain: 151
Noncardiac Chest Pain: 155
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Thumb Tendonitis: 156
Shoulder Problems: 158
Leg and Foot Pain: 159
Part III: Effective Therapies for Chronic Pain and Related Problems
Chapter 11: Natural Therapies
Why Does a Bias Against Natural Remedies Exist?: 164
Three Effective Natural Pain Therapies: 167
Other Important Natural Healing Ingredients: 171
Natural Remedies for Sleep: 172
Additional Safe and Inexpensive Natural Remedies for Pain: 175
Chapter 12: Alternative Treatments
Osteopathy: 183
Chiropractic Medicine: 184
Hypnosis and Magnets: 196
Prolotherapy: 186
Acupuncture (by Peter Marinakis, Ph.D.): 187
Chapter 13: Prescription Therapies: We're Way Past Aspirin!
Things to Consider Before Beginning Pain Medications: 194
Topical Medications (Gels): 197
Treating with Patches: 199
Oral Pain Medications: 200
When to Consider Narcotics: 217
Intravenous Pain Medications: 222
Prescription Sleep Medications: 224
Why One Medication Doesn't Fit All: 230
Chapter 14: Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, and Mind-Body Aspects of Pain
Dealing with Loss of Libido and/or Sexual Function: 233
Pain, Anxiety, and Depression: 236
Pain: The Mind-Body Connection: 239
Chapter 15: Eliminating Weight Gain
Why Chronic Pain Makes It So Difficult to Lose Weight and Keep It Off: 244
How to Lose Weight and Feel Better: 247
Managing Medications That Affect Weight Gain and Loss: 248
Conclusion: 251
Appendix A: Useful Information on My Website: 253
Appendix B: Resources for Finding Physicians and Supplies: 255
Appendix C: Selected References: 263
Index: 287

About the Author: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is the medical director of the Annapolis Center for Effective CFS/Fibromyalgia Therapies in Annapolis, Maryland, and a world renowned author, lecturer, and researcher on effective treatment for pain and fatigue. Having suffered with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and the pain of fibromyalgia in 1975, he has spent the last thirty years creating, researching, and teaching about effective therapies. His office is in Annapolis, Maryland (410-573-5389).
Dr. Teitelbaum is the senior author of the landmark study titled "Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - a Placebo-Controlled Study." He is frequently consulted and quoted as a media expert internationally by CNN, FOX, USA Today, and innumerable other sources. He is also the author of the bestselling books From Fatigued to Fantastic! and Three Steps to Happiness! Healing Through Joy. His website can be found at He lives and sees patients in Annapolis, Maryland, and Kona, Hawaii.