Lower Back Pain Resolved After e-Therapy

Ron is a 21-year-old male from Medan, Indonesia. A year ago he met with a motor car accident. While driving his car at night with four friends he drove off the road and fell into a 20-metre-deep ravine. Fortunately no one was seriously injured. Since then he suffer pains in his lower back and on both sides of his shoulder blades.

Ron came to CA Care on 31 March 2011. He accompanied his father who had lung cancer. While at our centre, we suggested that Ron try our e-Therapy. He received a total of three treatments as below:

Treatment / Duration Response
Day 1: Detox # 2 – for 34 minutes After receiving this therapy, he was able to sleep for eight hours without having to wake up. He felt fresh the next morning.
Day 2: Detox #3 – for 51 minutes Same as the first day. Uninterrupted sleep for eight hours. Felt fresh the next morning.
Day 3: Lumbago # 98 – for 30 minutes No more pain in the lumbar region.

 

Below is our video conversation recorded over the three-day period.

 

 

 My Own Personal Experience With Lower Back Pain

I must say I am an “expert” in figuring what to do when you have lower back pain. When I was in my mid-40s (i.e. about two and a half decades ago) I had my first episode of lower back pain. My daughter came running to me one morning to say good bye before I were to go off to work. I picked her up and sprained my back very badly. I was in severe pain and was unable to move. I summoned an ambulance to bring me to a nearby hospital. I was hospitalized for a few days. But the doctor did virtually nothing. Worse still, I had to sleep on a soft hospital bed that aggravated my backache. Of course with regular painkiller intake, my problem improved. I was discharged from the hospital but was not totally “cured”. My feet felt numb and I could not feel the carpet under my feet  when I walked over it.  It was then that I learned that modern medicine could not effectively handle the problem of lower back pain. Painkiller, muscle relaxants, steroids, etc. are not the answers. On hindsight, I must say I was lucky that the doctor did not do anything. Had he suggested surgery, I would have agreed to it!

I started to learn tai qi because gentle exercise is supposed to help. But every time I bent down, I felt the pulling pain of my stomach and back muscles. Anyway, I had to learn to live with this discomfort. After all, the doctor had done his best and at that time I knew nothing about alternative medicine. I was, like most English-educated people, an ardent believer of modern, scientific medicine.  Remember, I was then an academic and a scientist in a science university. Something as “hocus pocus” as alternative medicine was never my cup of tea.

Living a life with back pain was no fun – rather frustrating! I was introduced to a Chinesesinseh who put some acupuncture needles into me. He also massaged my strained back. The massage caused such severe pain that even my urine would leak out! But I was assured that this was the way it is – fight pain with pain! All said, this Chinese sinseh’s method did not help me.

Some months later, my wife and I attended a talk by a direct selling agency. This meeting was held in a big hall where many hundreds of people attended.  The speaker talked about a certain bio-frequency lamp invented by someone in China. It was supposed to “cure” various ailments, including lower back pain, slipped disc, etc. This lamp was priced at over RM 3,000 each. I bought the lamp and used it diligently. Within a week my condition improved.

With such positive effects, I started to share the lamp with people who needed help with back pain. One good case to relate is about the mother of one of my students. She was scheduled to have an operation for her back pain. I advised her to defer the surgery and use the lamp instead. She was “cured” and did not need any more surgery.

There was a man in a small town near Ipoh, Perak. He developed a backache wine which was very effective. A bottle sold for RM 150.00. When I felt my back aching, I just need to take a tablespoon of the wine mixed with plain water. The problem would go away. Knowing that this “wine” is so important to me and people like me, I offered to “buy” the formula of the medication. I was told through the relative of the wine man that he agreed to my proposal. Unfortunately the man died just as the deal was about to go through! After the man died, the son claimed that the family had burnt his father’s formula!  The world has lost yet another great potential contribution!

From the wine, I turned to a chiropractor for help. But with the “sound” of the joints and bone “cracking” when the chiropractor turned and twisted the limbs, the treatment seemed scary.  But the chiropractor that I went to was good. I obtained immediately relief after his treatment.  I visited him a few times over a period of years.

There does not seem to be a permanent cure for lower back pain.  The problem keeps recurring.  Sitting on the “wrong” chair or sleeping on the “wrong” bed brings back the problem almost immediately. Picking up some heavy books or carrying a heavy bag while on a tour can also invite the problem. So, I have learned to live with the problem and try to avoid the triggers. Unfortunately, I still do suffer from lower back pain off and on up to this day. Even sitting too long in front of the computer plus “bad” sitting posture can cause severe back pain. I just suffered another episode of back pain about a week ago. I did the e-Therapy and used the Pain Solution which I had over time developed for this problem.

Since early 2010, I used the e-Therapy. I find it helps me tremendously. I do not need to go to the chiropractor or drink the backache wine any more.  I have learned to help myself just as in the case of Ron documented here.

Obesity: Herbs and e-Therapy Made Her Happier and Healthier

GS is thirty-three years old.  She had difficulties in sleeping and breathing. To us, she looked over-sized. We offered to help her. We sat down to discuss her problems in greater details, after which GS underwent the e-Therapy, starting off with Detox #1 and eventually Detox #3 and Obesity #17, daily.

1.    Defining Her Problems

 


 

Summary of our conversation:

  1. She was always lethargic – lack of energy all day long.
  2. Her quality of sleep was poor. She dreamed most of the time. And she snores.
  3. Her appetite was ferocious – eating a lot, anytime and anything.
  4. She must eat every 2 to 3 hours, otherwise her hands started to tremble and she felt dizzy.
  5. Eating sweet food triggered her appetite and would make her eat again even after having taken a big meal earlier.
  6. She could not walk up a flight of stairs without stopping for breath.
  7. She could not walk a distance without going breathless.
  8. She could not talk for too long. She needed to stop and take some breath.
  9. Bowel movements were bad – once a day but only passed out little stools. Around her menses time bowels moved once every 2 or 3 days.
  10. She was not able to hold urine in her bladder.  As soon as she takes a drink, she needs to relieve herself. The amount of urine was little.
  11. She was told that her oxygen flow and metabolic rate was equivalent to a 60 to 70-year old. And she is only 33 years old.

 

2.    Healing Journey: Her problems melting away after four days

 

 

Summary of our conversation:

  1. She did not experience any adverse side effects with the herbs and e-Therapy.
  2. The initial reactions were feeling sleepy and thirsty.
  3. After two sessions of the e-Therapy she slept well. It was deep, quality sleep and she did not dream anymore.
  4. She woke up feeling fresh and charged up. No more lethargy.
  5. Her bowel movements were good. She went to the toilet three times a day. And each time she passed out a lot of stools like “cow dung.”
  6. As a result of proper elimination, there were no more pimples on her face.
  7. Her urination had improved. No more incontinence. She could hold her urine. The urine is not “heaty” anymore.
  8. She climbed a flight of stair without any problem – no more breathlessness.
  9. On the third day after the e-Therapy she did not feel hungry. The taste of food had changed. In spite of not eating she did not feel hungry.
  10. Within four days on herbs and e-Therapy it seemed all the problems started to melt away.

 

3.    She Lost 4.4 kg After Two Weeks

 

 

Summary of our conversation:

  1. After about a total of 14 days on the herbs and e-Therapy, she lost 4.4 kg.
  2. The fat in her belly disappeared and she could wear and button up her shorts.
  3. She did the Detox #3 and Obesity #17 programs, twice a day.
  4. While doing the e-Therapy, she sweats a lot. And she is happy.
  5. She feels thirsty when doing the e-Therapy but there are not adverse side effects.

Kidney Pain Gone After e-Therapy and Herbs

TS (H570) is a 53-year-old male from Singapore. He had been having severe pain in the back since the past three years. But he did not seek any medical treatment.

TS came to seek our help on 1 April 2011. Upon reviewing his CT scan, we suggested removal of his left kidney. But before taking on the surgery we suggested that TS do a PET scan first. This is to rule out any metastasis, i.e., “cancer” spreading to other parts of the body. If there was metastasis, then a cure from surgery becomes a remote possibility.

During this first visit, TS presented with the following:

  1. Back pain.
  2. Insomnia. He only slept 3 to 4 hours each night and woke up every few hours.
  3. Abdominal wind.
  4. Burning sensation when urinating.
  5. One side of his nose was blocked.

We prescribed Capsule A, deTox + WF tea and Kidney tea.   TS came back five days later. He showed some improvements.  His stomach felt good – there was no more wind. After taking herbs for two days there was no more burning sensation when urinating. Also his nose block was gone.

TS decided to reject our earlier suggestion of a surgery. He would not go for a PET scan either. As far as he was concerned, at this point of time, he only wanted to try our herbal therapy.

On 4 May 2011, TS came back to see us for the third time. His health was normal and he could sleep well and uninterrupted for 5 to 6 hours each night.  Below is the video recording of our conversation that morning.

 

 

Gist of Our Conversation

  1. TS has been having this intense pain in his back for the past many years. The pain came on and off. After an attack, the pain could linger on for a few days.
  2. TS consulted the doctor but he was told nothing was wrong with him. It was only after a CT scan was done that a mass was found in his left kidney.
  3. TS underwent a brief e-Therapy (Detox 1, 17 minutes) while at CA Care in Penang. He felt better.
  4. When he went home to Singaore, he did Detox 2 which was for 34 minutes. The pain was gone.
  5. For the past three weeks, he did not suffer any more pain.
  6. A friend’s sister has high blood pressure. TS put her on the Hypertension #68. She felt better after four days.
  7. TS’s maid hurt her finger when closing the door. The pain was intense. TS put her on the Detox. The next morning, there was no more pain.

Update

Ultrasound on 1 September 2011 indicated that the left kidney mass decreased in size from 4.0 x 3.1 x 2.9 (as on 28 June 2011) to 3.3 x 3.0 x 2.9. The right kidney mass – from 1.1 x 1.7 x 1.2 to 5 mm (?)

Cough and Heart Palpitation Resolved after Herbs and e-Therapy

Pat (not real name) is a 55-year old female. She came to us on 1 August 2011 complaining of coughs, discomfort and uneasiness inside her. This is not a cancer case.

 

Medical history  

About two years ago Pat suffered from heart palpitation and coughs. She consulted a heart specialist.  After extensive examination, the doctor could not find anything wrong with her. Pat went to the Penang Botanical Gardens for exercises. The problem resolved after a few months. In May 2011 (about three months ago) Pat had “winds” in her stomach and felt rather bloated. She consulted a gastroenterologist. Again after an extensive examination, the doctor could not find anything wrong with her. She was prescribed a medication. After taking this drug Pat suffered palpitation and coughs again – just like she had some two years ago. Since modern medicine could not help her, Pat turned to a Chinese sinseh (TCM). She took 18 doses of herbs prescribed by the TCM sinseh. These were not effective. It was then that she came to CA Care for help.

 

Therapy at CA Care

Pat was prescribed Cough No: 5 for her cough with white phlegm. The cough went away after a few days. She underwent detoxification with the e-Therapy. She took herbal tea to normalize her disharmonised liver meridian. Within a week there was no more heart palpitation. Let her tell you her story.

 

 

AcuGraph Study

1. On 1 August 2011, her AcuGraph reading showed all the twelve meridians were not balanced. Pat took Cough No: 5 for her cough with white phlegm and at the same time underwent the e-Therapy with Detox program #3.

 

 

2. AcuGraph reading on 12 August 2011, after taking A-Liver-2 herbal tea for a week.

 

 

 

Breast Cancer: From Despair to Hope in Five Days

Acknowledgment:  Permission to use this video clip without having to close the patient’s face is granted by the family.

 

The gist of our conversation:

1.  Breast lump, ten years ago and she did nothing about it.

She discovered a lump in her breast more than   ten years ago but did nothing about it. The lump grew bigger. In 2008, she went to Kuching, Malaysia for a full-body check up. At that time she did not experience any serious discomfort. However, the check up revealed a stage 4 breast cancer since it had probably spread to her bones.

2.  Trips to China to find the cure.

The doctor in Kuching suggested chemotherapy. She refused. The family decided to bring her to China for medical treatment. She received treatments such as chemotherapy, cryoablation and radioactive seeding in the Chinese hospital.

3.  A Minor Fall

In January 2011, she had a minor fall. This cause one of her legs to become swollen. But even before the fall, she always had pains in her legs. She consulted a doctor in Kuching about this problem and was told that nothing was wrong with her leg but she probably had cancer in her colon.

4.  Leg Operation

Since February 2011, she was not unable to walk and remained immobilized at home. One of her leg was in pain and the other was swollen. She was unable to place her feet on the ground and stand up because of pains. She went to Jakarta for further consultation.  Subsequently she underwent a surgery intervention for both of her legs. Two months after the surgery she was able to walk. There were no more pains in the foot when she stepped on the ground. But the pains in the lower parts of her legs persisted.

 5.  Hospitalization – September 2011

In late September 2011, she had pains in her abdomen and was unable to walk again. She had to be hospitalized. The oncologist suggested a PET scan to find out what was wrong with her. The family declined.  By this time she was taking a variety of medications prescribed by the oncologist, bone specialist and neurologist.

6.  CA Care Penang – 9 October 2011

She was wheel chair bound. She had to be carried up into the airplane. She was unable to stand up by herself.  She was unable to sleep and had pains in her legs throughout the day and night.  After listening to her story that 9 October night, we could only say this to her family, I really don’t know what I can do to help you. But I shall try my best. It was indeed a hopeless and helpless case.

After five days on the e-Therapy and herbs, her conditions improved.  The pains in her legs were almost gone. She was able to sleep and above all she was able to stand up by herself with minimal help.

Update:

On 26 October 2011, her daughter-in-law called to say that patient (now at home in Jakarta) is able to walk by herself with the help of a walking stick. On the day when she returned home, she was able to slowly walk into the airplane – no need to be carried into the plane like the week before. 

Lung Cancer: Pain and Sleepless Night Resolved after e-Therapy

Sujo (M858) is a 58-year-old male from Indonesia. He was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his lungs in August 2010.  He was asked to undergo chemotherapy, which he promptly rejected.

Instead, on 22 October 2010, Sujo came to seek our help. He had no symptoms and was prescribed Capsule A, Lung 1 and 2 teas, Bone Tea and C-tea. After taking these herbs, Suja came back to see us twice and reported that his health had improved. He was able to eat, sleep and walk distance without any problem. His breathlessness had resolved. His bowels movements were good.

Pain After Chinese New Year Dinner

Sujo and his wife told us that on the eve of the Chinese New Year (2011) Sujo took chicken curry (only the gravy not the chicken). Besides that he also ate steam fish with salted beans (tau chiau). Two days later, on the morning of the second day of CNY, he suffered severe pains.  Sujo said: “I am very tolerant to pain. But this pain was so severe that I cried. I have never cried before in my life.” It was a “pulling pain” and he was not able to lie down. He had to sit upright and the pain lasted from 8 to 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.  Then he would fall asleep for about 2 hours. The pains persisted every day.  Sujo took the painkiller, Tramadol 50 mg – once or twice a day. But the medication did not relieve his pains.

Sujo confirmed that before this dinner, he did not have any pain at all. The pains only came after the dinner.

Sujo came to see us on 13 February 2010. He presented with severe pains in the back and shoulder blade. He had partially lost his voice. The past 8 days or so, he was not able to sleep. Seeing  Sujo’s condition, we put him on the e-therapy right away. See below for the amazing results.

 

Day e-therapy Response
13 February 2010 – night Detox 2  (34 minutes) Next morning, less pain and was able to sleep whole night.
14 February 2010 – morning Detox 3  (51 minutes)Loss of voice  (32 minutes) Next morning, pain reduced. No problem sleeping. Voice returning – louder.
15 February 2010 – morning Intercostal  (24 minutes) Loss of voice  (32 minutes) Lumbago FS  (20 minutes) Next morning. Pain 70% gone. Pain mainly at “Shingle” area suffered since 4 years ago. Voice even louder. No problem with sleep.
16 February 2010 – morning Detox 3   (51 minutes)Shingles  (35 minutes) Next morning. Over all condition better than the previous morning.
17 February 2010 Detox 3  (51 minutes)Shingles  (35 minutes) Sujo is going home to Medan tomorrow morning. He looks good – health restored!

 

Pain Relieved After e-Therapy

 

 

 

A Week of Amazing Healing: Consciousness and Movements Restored

Suri started the e-Therapy at our centre from Sunday 28 August 2011 – everyday (inclusive of the Raya Hari and Independence Day holidays.) The only thing I can say is, It is most rewarding to see how she benefited from what we do here. It is fun to joke with her and see her infectious smile! An inspiring experience indeed!

 

 

Acknowledgment: Permission to use this video without having to hide her identity is granted by her husband.

 

Happy Hour at CA Care

  •  When she is not in pain, she is happy. She would tell stories and sing.
  • She is able to react to the environment and respond to our questions, etc.
  • Before the e-Therapy, she was feeling “cold” and could not take to the air-con in the room. After a few days, she was fine – no need thick clothings or a cap to cover her head.
  • Everyday her strength seemed to increase!
  • Each morning her husband shared with us Suri’s dream. One night she dreamt of eating a certain kind of fruit – she couldn’t remember the name. Suri made her sister name all the fruits. At last one name came up, “duku” and yes, that was the fruit that she ate! One night she dreamt of a person wanting to sell her a Mercedes Benz. She did not get to buy the car because her husband woke her up. Then the next night she dreamt of buying an expensive diamond ring.

 

The following is an interview with her husband on 5 September 2011 – after undergoing 8 cycles of the e-Therapy.

 

 

You came to see us on Sunday 28 August 2011. You had to pay over a thousand US dollars for each ticket. And there are three of you. That’s a lot of money. Why did you want to spend that kind of money when at ordinary time it cost only about US$150 to fly return?

Husband: This is because my wife is very important to me. She was in a lot of pain and I didn’t know what to do to help her.  So I have to fly in immediately to see you.

As I told you that night, I cannot guarantee good results but I would do my best to help her. But deep inside me, I felt that I could “win”.

H: Yes, we agreed that we would try.

On Sunday night (28 August 2011) we started the e-Therapy. This is Monday 5 September 2010. That means she had undergone 8 cycles of the therapy. Do you see any difference in her?

H: Wah, tremendous improvements. This morning is the best results I have seen. This morning she can shake her feet. This was what she used to do when she was healthy but since she had cancer she could not do that anymore.

So you really “see” improvements?

H: A lot of improvements. I  have not seen  such great improvements. You see, just now she could stand up by herself – something that she could not do before.

So are you satisfied with the results?

H: Extremely satisfied – very, very satisfied.

When you first came last Sunday, she had a few problems. What were these problems?

H: First, she had severe pains in her head. She is a person who can tolerate pain. And yet I could “see” that she was suffering due to this pain. It is so extraordinarily painful.

Is the pain less now?

H: No more pain – totally gone.

With regards to her movements – when you first came here, could she walk?

H: Wah, when we came last Saturday, we had to use the wheel chair. When we got to the door of the airplane, she switched to a narrowed wheel chair to  go through the aisle.

What happen now?

H: Now, she can walk!

So, are you certain that she has improved?

Yes, now she can take the herbs five times a day without any problem or protest.

What about her mental response? Can she respond to what you say to her?

H: Yes, if she sits quietly, she begins to remember many things.

Before this, can she respond to your questions?

H: Depends. Yesterday she was very, very angry with her sister. She was not allowed to eat “wan tan mee.” So she refused to talk to her and would not answer her. But during ordinary time, she can tell stories, sing and reply to our questions.

Is she aware and sensitive to her surrounding now?

H: Yes. (Note: the first few days at our centre she could not stand the cool air-conditioning of the room. She had to wear a sweater and a cap to cover her head. After a few days she did need these anymore).

Are you happy and satisfied having to go through all the trouble to come here?

H: Extremely satisfied. Let me honestly tell you this. When the Singapore oncologist “surrendered” and would not give her more chemo, I told all my children – “We shall go for herbs and hope that she would not suffer any pain. If she has to die, let her go in peace without any pain”. Pain is terrible. But after two months on your herbs, she started to recover – extraordinary healing indeed. It is a miracle (mujizat). It is Godsend. I did not expect this at all. I have suffered for two and a half years when she was undergoing her medical treatments. Come 9 September 2011 (4 days more!) she would have been on your herbs for four months.

Very good (sigh) I am real happy to be able to see her getting better every day.

H: I am extremely happy.

Four Days of Healing – Movements Restored, Pains Gone and Slept Well

Acknowledgment: Permission to use this video without having to hide her identity is granted by the patient.

This is a bitter-sweet story of Le, a 37-year-old female from Indonesia. She came to us on 14 October 2011 after having been diagnosed with breast cancer that had probably spread to her lungs. She had undergone 106 radiation treatments besides taking a variety of supplements.  She presented with aches and pains throughout her body, especially the joints. Bodily movements were difficult.  She could not sleep well and she had coughs.

 

After four days here, how do you feel now? Le: Healthier. I feel better.

When you came here last Friday (four days ago), compared to to-day, do you feel you are better? Le: Yes. I can walk faster now. I have more energy. It is like I was before I had cancer. When I came here I was still tired and lethargic. But yesterday I could walk from the apartment to the market. My husband took the wrong turn and we missed the market. We had to walk up and down everywhere. But I was alright. I had no problem walking. And I also walked fast. Before I had to drag my feet when walking and my back was hunched.

What about your sleep? Le: Before I came here, I had to wake up five times a night to urinate. I coughed. So my sleep was not good and disturbed. I often had dreams of my loved ones who had died. They came to invite me to “go home”. After I took the herbs and did the e-Therapy I could sleep well. I had no more dreams.

In terms of bodily movements, are you more agile now? I realized the first day you were here, you had difficulty moving your hands, etc. Le: I am back to being a normal person now. I can do the following (demonstrate all the actions):

  1. Raise my arms up high and straight up.
  2. Put my hands behind my heads to tie my hair. Before when I had long hair my daughter had to tie my hair for me.
  3. I can hold the broom and sweep the floor. I can swing my arms.
  4. I can make my bed and fold the blanket.
  5. I can bend down and touch the floor with my hands.
  6. I can bend my wrists.
  7. I can undress and wear the bra by myself.
  8. I can fold my legs and cut my toe nails.
  9. I can climb in bed right away without any having to slide in slowly.
  10. I can fold my arms and use my little finger to clean my ear.
  11. I can clap my hands – no pain.
  12. I can use my hand to smack the mosquito – no pain. Before it was painful even to touch the skin.
  13. I can snap my fingers and make this clicking sound.
  14. I can grasp something and bend my fingers.
  15. When I breathe deeply, there is no more tightness in my chest.
  16. This morning I walked faster than my husband.

Now you seem to have regained your movements and quality of life. Are you happy? Le: Yes. This is what I have been hoping for. When I was unable to walk I told my pastor that I wanted to die. I have lost all hope. This is because

  • Movements were so difficult.
  • I can’t even scratch my buttock when I felt itchy. My husband had to help me scratch.
  • I could not button my trousers – my husband had to do this for me.

See now, I can twist my body to the right or left without any pain, I can stand on one leg and I can eat rice with my hand.

Now do you still want to die? Le: No, no more.

Okay, four days on the Therapy. Did you feel good?  Le: Absolutely good.

Are you confident now? Le: Absolutely confident. When I came here, I knew that this is God’s answer to my prayers.

When you go home, take the herbs as instructed. Then you must take care of your diet as we have taught you. Exercise. Don’t think too much – relax and take it easy. Don’t stress yourself too much. What is important is to try to live a normal life. Le: My facial appearance looks good now. More “glow”.

Okay, I am real happy. Please take care when you are at home. Remember what we have told you. Do not do anything that is not right. And above all, remember that healing takes time. Have patience. 

Lung Cancer Pain: Severe chest pain and numbness, Unable to Sleep

Bee (H339) was a 71-year-old female. Sometime in mid-February 2010, she had shortness of breath. Detail examination for about a month at a university hospital did not yield any result. Frustrated the family brought her to another university hospital in Kuala Lumpur. She had fluid in her lungs and this was tapped out. A biopsy on 31 March 2010 confirmed primary carcinoma of the lung. The doctor suggested chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The family declined further medical treatment.

Hopeless and helpless, they sought alternative treatments. Her daughter said: We sought the help of 16 medical and traditional practitioners. After all these, we went into the internet and found CA Care.

Bee and her family came to see us on 16 June 2010. She presented with severe pains in the rib area. She was unable to lie down and sleep. For the past five months she was unable to sleep all night due to pains. Just one treatment with the e-Therapy and herbs, Bee was able to sleep and the pains almost disappeared.

 

Severe Pain, Sleepless Night

 

 

Recovery After A Day of Therapy

 

 

Most Amazing Healing of Cancer Pain

 

Email 23 June 2010

My mother is doing generally quite good since coming back from Penang. Her appetite is quite ok.  Not really good but is able to eat.  Bowel movements also ok – about once or twice a day.  No diarrhea.  Stool is black in color. She has less coughing and less phlegm now.  The phlegm is white color and only in the morning.  No phlegm at night.  There is a slight pain in the upper stomach whenever she coughs. Generally has no problem sleeping except the need to wake up if there are coughing.

Sometimes she has a little pain at the back below the shoulder.  No more tightness in the chest.  Breathing is normal. Occasionally she has stomach wind and feels nauseous.  Is this normal?  Does it caused by herbal which is taken before meal? She felt very tired after going through 2 days of e-Therapy.  Is this normal?  She said she felt better without the therapy. Please advice.

Email on 27 June 2010

Overall her condition is getting better.  Less coughing, less phlegm, more energetic, and look more lively. The problem is she still has pain in the rib area early in the morning.  Around 4 a.m. to 5 a.m.  Another thing is she can’t walk far.  Walking just about 50 meters make her exhausted.  Is this normal?

Email on 2 August 2010

Basically she is getting better.  Except occasionally stomach winds and pain in the shoulder and tightness in the rib area.

Email on 9 December 2010

For your information, our mother passed away peacefully without pain on 6th of December 2010.  Since she was confirmed as lung cancer patient till the last day of her life, she was able to manage the pain very well.  Even Dr. F was shocked at how she managed to go on without pain killer.  She did not even have problem with coughing.  We would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for giving her the “quality of life”.  She was able to talk and smile happily till the last day of her life.

From all of us, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

June was hospitalized after taking nasi briyani. The e-therapy helped her again!

June vomited and had to be hospitalized. Two hours before June vomited she was in perfect health. Her problem started after she ate a packet of nasi briyani. Intially she was told by her doctors that her problem was due to urine infection. Later the doctors said that based on their experiences this is a recurrence of her cancer. June was asked to undergo chemotherapy immediately. She declined. After ten days in the hospital, June was discharged and she immediately came to Penang and was started on the e-therapy. She regained her health again.

 

 

June Regained Her Health After 8 Days on e-Therapy

June (not real name) was 42-years old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2006. June underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy and at the same time was started on CA Care herbs. Unlike others, she did not suffer from the side effects of chemo.

Unfortunately in December 2008, a scan showed tumour recurrence, probably a splenic metastasis. June was asked to undergo more chemo. In no uncertain term her doctor told her: If you do not do chemotherapy, within the next 3 months your condition would deteriorate to the extent that I would not be able to help you anymore. You are taking your life for granted. June adamantly declined chemo and stayed on with the herbs. Three months passed, June was well.

June was well until about March 2010 when she started to develop problems. I requested June’s husband to bring her to Penang for a week to undergo our e-Therapy. So June came on 8 March 2010 and the first e-Therapy was started right away. At the time I was rather concerned if June was able to even up walk up to my study upstairs. Her health condition was not good. After three days her facial expression changed from pale to bright and after 8 days she was as fit as a fiddle. It was most satisfying to see the brilliant smile in her face. She was so full of energy.

June went home to Kuala Lumpur and the next day went around shopping!

 

 

The following are excerpts of our video conversation.

Chris: Before you came to see us … that was last Monday (8 March2010) and this is now Wednesday (17 March) … compared to now, is there any difference in your health?

J: Yes, I feel very normal now.

C: When you came, how did you feel?

J: Short of breath, very tired, very sickly, stomachaches and pains, could not walk properly, very bad appetite, difficult to sleep.

C: Okay, all these … like appetite, how is it now?

J: Very good.

C: Can you sleep well?

J: Yes.

C: Walking?

J: No problem.

C: You said you were tired?

J: This morning not too bad but yesterday after 3 p.m. onwards … flat (Note: this was due to the side effects of the e- therapy).

C: You believe that (the therapy) helped you?

J: Yes.

C: You feel much better now?

J: Yes, much better.

C: You inspire me … honestly, I don’t believe in this (therapy) … well, but when I look at your face, I know that it was good.

Side effects of e-Therapy

C: Now… flat (out tired) and aches in the bones?

J: This was the second time … after the treatment. Yesterday was worse than the first time.

Husband: Yesterday she had fevers.

A Chat with her Husband

H: I came on Monday. Today it is Tuesday – 8 days of therapy. (Before she came here) on Saturday and Sunday, she slept the whole day. She did not have any strength at all. Then there was no appetite.

C: That was when you were in KL (Kuala Lumpur)?

H: Yes, on Monday night was the treatment. Tuesday there were some pains and after that on Wednesday there were no more pains.

C: You feel that it (the therapy) helps her?

H: It helps. No more pains and now she can eat a lot.

C: I do not believe – but then I become a believer. It is better that way than to believe first and start to bluff people that it works. You have to start from not believing anything, see for yourself … then believe!

Seven-year-old Stroke Disabilities Vanished Within Three Days

Pak Nias (not real name) is a 55-year-old man from Nias Island, situated about 125 km west of Sumatra on the Indian Ocean. Some years ago the tsunami swept through this island and caused much destruction. As a result of an earthquake that followed, Pak Nias’ house collapsed and he and his wife were trapped in the rubbles. Their bones were broken and they were excavated to a hospital in Medan for emergency treatment.

Before this tsunami, Pak Nias had a stroke in October 2002, and arising from that he suffered the following disabilities:

  • His arms and legs were always in constant pains and numbness. Every day, he felt the pulling pains at his limbs.
  • He could barely lift his two hands above shoulder level. So putting on his shirt was a painful experience every morning.
  • When he walked, he had to take a step at a time and after 10 metres or so, he had to sit down because his legs were painful. He felt heavy and his gait was stiff when walking.
  • When he was in Penang he had to have a massage from a professional masseur. After the massage he felt good for a day but the problem recurred after that.
  • His fingers were stiff and it was painful to bend them. He felt pains when he   touched his fingers. He was unable to even button his shirt. He could not hold a pen with his right hand and had to use his thumbprint for documentation.
  • His right hand had been weak and he could not use this right hand for years.

Pak Nias had seen five neurologists in the private hospitals of Penang. They prescribed him medications but these were not effective at all. He was told: These problems are the results of your earlier stroke. So for the past seven years plus Pak Nias had to endure these sufferings with nowhere else to turn to for help.

Pak Nias came to CA Care on 15 March 2010 with his wife (who had breast cancer and has been our patient since February 2009). Pak Nias told us about his sufferings. I suggested that he try the CA Care e-Therapy. Within two days he experienced amazing results and on the third day he related his healing experiences. Listen to what he said in this video clip.

 

 

For your study, watch carefully his hand movements one day before the e-Therapy and two and three days after the therapy.

 

 

For those who don’t understand Bahasa Indonesia, the following are the highlights of what he said.

  • I have no more difficulty bending my fingers and I can touch my hands and fingers without any more pains.
  • I can now lift my arms above my head easily, without problem or pain.
  • The pains and numbness in my limbs have improved tremendously.
  • Yesterday my wife and I went to the shopping mall and we walked from the ground floor up to the third floor, round and round non-stop without any difficulty. I didn’t have to sit down anymore. My legs were strong, unlike before.
  • I can now walk briskly, not step by step anymore.
  • I can button my shirt now.
  • Yesterday without knowing, I realized that I was using my right hand! Something I was unable to do for years before.
  • I feel much better – lebih enak.

 

Side effects

  • Pak Nias felt sleepy during the e-Therapy but after that he could sleep well –  much better at night without waking up.
  • He passed out a lot of urine and stools, like never before.

Conclusion: Is Pak Nias’ health restored after the e-Therapy? Of course! He is very much better than before! I want to believe that he is telling an honest and truthful story about himself. He could not be making up this story.

Comments: This is an unbelievable story – but at CA Care unbelievable healings do happen very often.  Pak Nias’ wife said this: Every time my husband comes to Penang with me, he always prayed that God will show him a way to someone who can help him with his disabilities. Indeed, 15 February 2010 was the day of blessing for Pak Nias. It is our privilege to be His agent of blessing.

I told Pak Nias: But you must also know that it is you and your attitude that makes this possible. I offered to help you with the e-Therapy. You readily agreed and wanted to try. What if you were to say: No thanks! This miracle could not have happened. So in a way you helped make it happen.

 

 

Pancreatic Cancer: Severe Itch Disappeared and Health Improved After Herbs and the e-Therapy

Bak (M952) is a 56-year-old male from Indonesia. Sometime in November 2010, he complained of itchiness but he did nothing about it. On 8 April 2011, he came to Penang for further checkup and was told that he had cancer of the pancreas.

Bak was asked to undergo an operation for his pancreatic cancer. He declined, but he opted for ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography). This is a specialized technique to clear off the bile duct obstruction. Three plastic stents (tube) were installed to help with the flow of the bile.

After this procedure, Bak was asked to undergo chemotherapy. He refused. Instead, on 10 April 2011, he came to seek our help. He presented with the following:

  • Severe itch throughout the whole body
  • No appetite
  • Fevers, unable to sleep
  • Diarrhoea
  • Yellow urine

We had no choice but to put Bak on the e-Therapy hoping to help him with the itchiness. After one session of the e-Therapy, the itchiness was reduced. After two sessions, his itch was reduced by 50 percent. After four sessions of the e-Therapy his itch was totally gone. Then he went home to Aceh.

On 5 October 2011, Bak showed up at our centre again. This time he came specifically for the e-Therapy. Bak said that since taking the herbs in April 2011, his health had improved. He felt more comfortable, his sleep was better and he felt more energetic. He started to itch again but this was not as serious as before the e-Therapy. Before the e-Therapy the whole body was itchy and he had to scratch until the skin bled. Now the itch was confined to his elbows and feet only.

Bak underwent the e-Therapy again from 5 October to 11 October 2011. After two sessions, the itch reduced by about 50 percent. By 10 October 2011, six days on the e-Therapy, the itch was almost totally gone. What remained were the itches on his finger tips.

 

Liver Cancer: Severe Itch Gone

Bob was a 57-year-old male. In early 2010 he was diagnosed with liver terminal liver cancer. The doctor asked Bob to go home and wait for his time. This was no treatment for him and he was given a referral letter to the Hospice.

Bob came to CA Care on 7 May 2010 and presented with difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, itchiness throughout the whole body and this made sleeping difficult.

He was prescribed: Capsule A & B, Lung 1 and Lung 2, Liver 1 and Liver 2 teas. A week on the herbs, Bob’s health improved. He was able to sleep well. He had more energy and his breathing had improved. On 30 May 2010, Bob said his appetite was extremely good. But he was unable to sleep because of severe itchiness. We put Bob on the e-therapy. After a day on the e-therapy, his itchiness subsided and he was able to sleep well. After four days, the itchiness disappeared.

 

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Healed

My former college mate brought his family for a holiday in Penang. I took this opportunity to have them over for dinner at my home. That was on 3 December 2010. The next morning all of them visited our CA Care centre. This was when something amazing happened!

For the past many years, my buddy’s wife (let’s call her Mariam, 59 years old) has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Doctor’s medication did not help her. Each day she moves around with much difficulty. I could see that even walking for a short distance is a “suffering”.

An AcuGraph reading done in the morning of 4 December 2010 showed Mariam’s qi or vital energy was very low. I recommended that she takes the Energy Tea. Then I asked Mariam: “Do you want me to try and help you with your arthritis? Try the e-therapy machine!” Without hesitation Mariam agreed. I said: “Okay, relax on the couch. We will give you the therapy for 17 minutes!”

Half way through the therapy Mariam said: “It is good – my ankles have loosened up. I want to have the machine.”  I could not believe what Mariam said and asked her again. “Are you sure it worked on you?”  “Yes, I felt better” was the reply. The reason for my skepticism is understandable. I only used a preliminary detox program on her – not the Arthritis program. How could that be?

Three days later, my wife contacted Mariam via sms at her home in Kuala Lumpur.

Question: How are you? Better?

Reply: Yes, much better. For three days, I have not taken any painkillers yet. Thank you.

Question: Good, keep it up. Can you confirm again: a) what was your condition diagnosed as by doctors? b) What medication were you on? c) What was the dosage each day?

Reply: a) Rheumatoid arthritis. b) Two painkillers (1) Diclofenac, 50 mg, take when in pain – normally on alternate days (2) Methotrexate, 20 mg once a week. After I took the herbs my conditions improved a lot. Thank you so much.

Question: You mean the Energy Tea? Ha, ha, Good. What programs did you use? Did you try the programs Chris suggested?

Reply: Yes, the herbs worked well on me. The programs I am doing are: Arthritis after the Detox 3.

On 29 December 2010, my buddy called. This is what he said about Mariam: “Up to this day, she is doing fine. It is already three weeks and she does not need to take any more painkillers – which actually are killing her! Last week we went back to Kelantan to attend a wedding celebration. She was able to walk without problem –  no pain. Previously after sitting on the plane for a while she had difficulty even standing up to walk. Now, there is no more problem with that.”

Notes on Diclofenac
The brand names of diclofenac are: Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor, etc. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Side effects
·         Increases risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. The longer you use this drug, the higher the risk.
·         Increases risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (i.e., forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and such effects can occur without warning at any time while taking the drug.

Notes on Methotrexate
The brand names of methotrexate are: Rheumatrex Dose Pack, Trexall, Folex PFS, Methotrexate Sodium,etc. It is used to treat certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung. It is also used to treat severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. In short, methotrexate is an oral, chemo-drug!

Side effects
·         Methotrexate can cause serious or life-threatening side effects on the liver, lungs, kidneys, and bone marrow (immune system).
·         Other possible side effects include: mouth sores, rash, diarrhea, blood count abnormalities, persistent cough, unexplained shortness of breath, gradual hair loss and sun sensitivity.

Concluding remark

It is indeed my privilege to be able to help Mariam with her daily suffering. But more important, I think, is the ability for her to stop taking those toxic, “poisonous” drugs.

UPDATE 11 December 2011

Mariam called and told us the following:
a) She is also using Obesity program – so far she has lost 5 kg.
b) Up to this date she has not taken any painkiller and she is well. Before this, she has to take painkiller to help with the pains.
c) Her sleep was very good.

 


Pains and Their Medical Names


Brachial plexus can manifest as shoulder pain, numbness of the shoulder, arm, or hand, tingling, burning, pain, abnormal sensations, with the location varying with the part of the plexus injured. This problem also causes weakness or decreased muscle strength of the arm, hand, or wrist so that a patient is unable to extend or lift the wrist. If caused by a lung tumor compressing the plexus, there may be associated Horner’s syndrome (eye drooping and decreased sweating in the face and small pupil).

Brachial neuralgia is a painful nerve disorder where pain radiates to the arm.
This pain may be constant, sharp, stabbing, burning, shooting, radiating, annoying, debilitating and sometimes it comes and goes just like flashes.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome manifests as numbness, tingling and burning in the hand and fingers. Sometimes there is pain in the forearm and as far as the shoulder and neck. Usually patients only suffer pain in the thumb, index and middle fingers, and the side of ring finger nearest the thumb. Carpal tunnel syndrome tends to be worse at night or first thing in the morning. Shaking the hand can relieve the sensation. In the morning it can feel better after using the hand for a while, but symptoms often come back during the day. Initially the symptoms may be mild or only occur from time to time, but if it gets worse they may become continuous. The hand muscles may become weakened, making it difficult to grip objects or perform other manual tasks. In severe, long-lasting cases the thumb muscles may start to waste away or the median nerve may be permanently damaged.

Causalgia is a rare pain syndrome related to partial peripheral nerve injuries. The peripheral nervous system encompasses nerves that extend from the central nervous system of the brain and spinal cord to serve limbs and organs. Causalgia is usually caused by brachial plexus injuries, involving nerves that run from the neck to the arm.
Severe cases are called major causalgia. Minor causalgia describes less severe forms, similar to reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). RSD includes muscular and joint pain symptoms, and changes in bone density.

Symptoms usually involve burning pain prominent in the hand or foot. Almost any sensory stimulation worsens the pain. Vascular changes include either increased or decreased blood flood due to dilation or constriction of blood vessels. Other symptoms include dry, scaly skin; still joints; tapering fingers; ridged nails; long, coarse hair or hair loss; and changes in sweating.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition.  The key symptom of CRPS is continuous, intense pain which gets worse over time. CRPS most often affects one of the arms, legs, hands, or feet.  Often the pain spreads to include the entire arm or leg.  Typical features include dramatic changes in the color and temperature of the skin over the affected limb or body part, accompanied by intense burning pain, skin sensitivity, sweating and swelling.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. There is a bump of bone on the inner portion of the elbow under which the ulnar nerve passes. This site is commonly called the “funny bone”.  At this site, the ulnar nerve lies directly next to the bone and is susceptible to pressure. When the pressure on the nerve becomes great enough to disturb the way the nerve works, then numbness, tingling, and pain may be felt in the elbow, forearm, hand, and/or fingers.

Neuralgia is caused by motor nerve damage. It manifests as pain or muscle weakness, increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness of the affected skin area.  The pain can occur along the path of a specific nerve or anywhere, usually on or near the surface of the body. It can be sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes (intermittent) or constant, burning pain. Sometimes any touch or pressure is felt as pain. Movement may also be painful.

Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is a rare syndrome of unknown cause, affecting mainly the lower motor neurons of the brachial plexus, a group of nerves that conduct signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. PTS is usually characterized by the sudden onset of severe one-sided shoulder pain, followed by paralysis of the shoulder and lack of muscle control in the arm, wrist, or hand several days later. Local pain around the shoulder girdle is the prevalent symptom of Parsonage-Turner syndrome. It is usually sudden and often severe, often awakening persons during the night. The pain worsens progressively for up to two days. The pain is commonly distributed across the back of the shoulder blade and the tip of the shoulder. Pain often radiates down the outer side of the arm and up along the neck, and seldom spreads down as far as the outer side of the forearm, below the elbow.

Pelvic adhesions refer to scarring or tissue repair that occurs anywhere in the pelvis.
In a normal healthy pelvis (or the whole abdominal cavity is lined with a tissue called peritoneum, which also covers the outside of organs located in the abdomen and pelvis. In an non-injured or irritated state, the peritoneum can be likened to slippery cellophane wrap. The organs and structures lying immediately adjacent to each other just slip off each other and do not become bonded together. Given a tissue injury, the healing process initiates a sequence of events that can result in a certain tissue becoming “stuck” to its neighbor, and when this happens certain undesirable results occur. This sticking together is a result of the healing process after any surgery, trauma, infection, or inflammation. Women are subject to numerous pelvic infections, inflammations or traumas, also resulting in pelvic adhesions.

Whatever the cause, pelvic adhesions remain in the body for life, after a healing event. They can bind the delicate reproductive, digestive, or urogenital organs like glue or a straight-jacket, decreasing their function or causing pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia causes facial pain. It develops in mid to late life most frequently affects women older than 50 years. The disease occurs rarely in those younger than 30 years. The condition is the most frequently occurring of all the nerve pain disorders. The pain, which comes and goes, feels like bursts of sharp, stabbing, electric-shocks. This pain can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. The pain comes from one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve-the major carrier of sensory information from the face to the brain.
There are three branches of the trigeminal nerve: the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular. The pain of trigeminal neuralgia occurs almost exclusively in the maxillary and mandibular divisions. The maxillary nerve runs along the cheekbone, most of the nose, upper lip, and upper teeth. The mandibular nerve affects the lower cheek, lower lip, and jaw. In almost all cases (97%), pain will be restricted to one side of your face.

Cancer Pain – Part 3: Alternative Procedures of Pain Management

Psychotherapy is an important part of cancer pain management. The goals of psychotherapy are to provide emotional support and stability, and to help patients adapt to their crisis situation.

Neurostimulatory procedure:  TENS (Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) is a procedure that involves using mild electric currents to stimulate certain nerve endings that, when stimulated, block pain transmissions. It has proven effective for many different types of pain and is both safe and noninvasive.
Acupuncture: This can be effective at treating both acute and chronic pain. Certain points on the body are stimulated with a needle. Stimulation of particular acupuncture points, or groups of points, can relieve pain in specific parts of the body.

Diathermy and cryotherapy: Diathermy is the use of a high-frequency current to generate heat in some part of the body and generate blood flow. The use of diathermy as a pain management technique includes the use of heating pads and hydrotherapy (such as a hot bath). Cryotherapy is the use of cold to treat pain (such as applying an ice pack).

Therapeutic exercise and massage: Exercise such as yoga, stretching, and other forms of gently moving the body have proven to be important ways to relieve pain. Massage can also be a way to manage pain.

Hypnosis is a method of distracting the patient so that they can focus their attention away from their pain. Its effectiveness varies widely and depends on the skills of the therapist.

Biofeedback is a method of providing information to a patient about their own physiology so that they can learn to control it. It is not clear what makes biofeedback effective when it works, and it is not known how widely used or effective it is in cancer pain therapy.

Relaxation and guided imagery techniques involve getting the patient to relax by talking to them and guiding them through images. Usually the patients listen to tapes,    which allows them to do it when they want and where they want. Like hypnosis, it is based on distracting the patient so that their attention is focused away from the pain.

The above information is extracted from the websites:
http://www.paineurope.com/index.php?q=en/book_page/cancer_pain
http://www.oncologychannel.com/pain/index.shtml
http://www.globalchange.com/painreli.htm : Pain relief in cancer – analysis by Dr Patrick Dixon

Cancer Pain – Part 2: Medical Treatment

Medicines that are used to relieve pain are called analgesics. Analgesic drug therapy is the main pain relief method used for most cancer patients. 70-90% of a cancer patient’s pain can be controlled using a combination of nonopioid, opioid, and adjuvant drugs.

1.    Nonopioid Analgesics. For mild pain, people can buy over-the-counter, nonprescriptive analgesics, such as aspirin, acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol®), or ibuprofen (e.g., Advil®), naproxen. Aspirin and ibuprofen are two of many non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Due to potentially severe gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects, NSAIDs should only be used as instructed.

2.    Antidepressants: These are not taken to relieve depression, but because they may help relieve nerve pain that sometimes develops from cancer treatment.  Some commonly-prescribed antidepressants in this category include Elavil®, Pamelor® and Norpramin®.

3.    Anticonvulsants: These drugs, originally developed to help manage seizures, are helpful in relieving cancer-related neuropathic (nerve) pain. Some anticonvulsant medications used for cancer pain management include Neurontin®, Tegretol® and Klonopin®, among others. Side effects can include lowered blood counts, dizziness, blurred vision, and nausea.

4.  Corticosteroids: Corticosteroid medications, such as dexamethasone and prednisone, work effectively to reduce inflammation, thereby helping to ease some forms of cancer pain. Short-term used of these medications may cause increased appetite and fluid retention. Long-term use can result in weight gain, “moon face,” osteoporosis, and other side effects.

5.  Bisphosphonates:These medications help relieve the pain of cancer that has spread to the bones. Bisphosphonates like Aredia® and Clodronate® are most commonly used for this purpose.

6.    Radiation: which is also used to treat cancer, can be very helpful in alleviating cancer pain in some circumstances.  It can be used to reduce the size of some tumors which, in turn, takes pressure off organs and nerves that the tumor touches.  It can also be used to treat the pain of cancer that has spread to the bones, the brain, blood vessels, nerves and spine.

7.    Chemotherapy: which you know is used primarily to treat cancer, can also sometimes be helpful in reducing the size of or stabilizing tumors and thereby easing pain, even if a cure may not be possible.

8.    Opioid Analgesics: Morphine is the prototype opioid analgesic, though opioids vary in effectiveness and side effects. They are often prescribed for severe cancer pain. The medication can lead to dependence, addiction and tolerance. Tolerance is the need for increasing amounts of opioids to achieve the same pain relief. Common side effects of opioid usage include gastrointestinal disturbance (constipation, nausea, and vomiting) and central nervous system disorders (delirium, sedation, confusion, respiratory depression, urinary retention, sudden muscle cramping).

9.    Anesthetic and neurosurgical pain management. Anesthetics are substances that block nerves so that they can no longer transmit pain signals. The neurosurgical control of pain is the use of surgery to remove the tumor in the nervous system that is causing the pain (antitumor neurosurgery) or block pain pathways (antinociceptive neurosurgery).

Common Pain Medicines — Opioids

Trade Name
Generic Name
Oxycontin® (sustained release)
Percocet®
Roxicodone®
Roxicet®
Tylox®
Oxycodone
Oxycodone + acetaminophen
Dilaudid® Hydromorphone
MS Contin®
Kadian®
Avinza®
Oramorph® (sustained release)
MSIR®
Roxanol® (immediate release)
Morphine
Duragesic® (sustained release)
Actiq® (immediate release)
Fentanyl

Cancer Pain – Part 1: Symptoms and Types of Pain


This is what Dr. Patrick Dixon wrote about cancer pain (in:http://www.globalchange.com/painreli.htm): As a doctor who has cared for the dying I have often been asked to kill people. One reason is that the fear of pain is usually greater than the fear of death itself. All of us have relatives or friends who have died of cancer, and many of us have traumatic memories of a painful deterioration. What is scandalous is that in almost every case their suffering was largely preventable and unnecessary, inflicted not by the disease but by shocking medical ignorance, arrogance, complacency and pride.

Pain is one of the most common problems faced by cancer patients. It is directly or indirectly caused the cancer.
Basic Theory


Pain is the result of a physiological series of electrical and chemical events that occur in the body. When pain receptors are triggered by mechanical, chemical, or thermal stimuli, the pain signal is transmitted through the nerves to the spinal cord and then to the brain.
Initially, pain may produce physiological signs such as grimacing, rapid heart rate, sweating, and rapid breathing. Patients with chronic pain (lasting more than 3 months) often do not display physiological signs and as a result, chronic pain often is under treated.
A complex array of psychological and emotional variables play a role in the suffering that a patient with cancer pain experiences. The level of emotional distress that a cancer pain patient feels varies individually, depending on many factors such as personality and family support. It is estimated that 25% of all cancer patients show signs of clinical depression, with the percentage increasing to greater than 70% for patients with advanced stages of the disease. Untreated pain leads to many cancer suicides.

When possible, cancer pain is treated by removing or reducing the tumor that is causing it. When the tumor cannot be removed, the pain can be treated in various ways.
What You Need to Know About Pain


Studies have shown that:
·         90% of patients with advanced cancer experience severe pain
·         30% of all cancer patients suffer pain, regardless of the stage of the disease.
·         As many as 50% of patients may be under-treated for cancer pain.
·         Not all cancer patients feel pain, and pain is rarely a sign of early cancer.

·         Pain usually increases as cancer progresses.

Why There is Pain


1.      Pain in the bones due to metastases.
2.      Pain from the pressure of the cancer growth or tumour pushing against internal organs.
3.      Pain from infection, swelling and inflammation associated with the tumour.
4.      Pain from blockage: examples, blockage of the stomach, blockage of a blood vessel.
5.      Pain that occurs when a tumour compresses a nerve, which can also cause numbness or paralysis.
6.      Pain due to psychological or emotional problems.

7.      Pain as the result of the side effects from cancer treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation).

Symptoms of Cancer Pain


The most common pains are back pain, headache and limb pain.
Examples:
1.      People with brain metastases may have generalised headache (all over their head) that often occurs during sleep and gradually becomes more severe, as well as poor mental status and leg weakness.
2.      Back pain can occur with bone metastases, which can often occur in people with cancer of the prostate, kidney, breast, lung cancer, muscle (myeloma) or skin. Bone pain has been described as dull and aching, except when it is associated with muscle spasms, in which case the pain may be sharp and excruciating.Compression of the spinal cord occurs in some bone metastasis patients and is often excruciatingly painful.Cancer cells may spread into the fluid in the spine, causing neck and back pain, and stiffness amongst other symptoms.2
3.      Cancer treatments may cause pain, for example stomach pain if they affect the stomach. Radiotherapy may cause burning pain on the skin, and chemotherapy may cause painful sores in the mouth.

Pain can be persistent pain, i.e. continuous and may last all day; or breakthrough pain, i.e., a brief flare-up of severe pain that occurs even while the patient is regularly taking pain medication. It usually comes on quickly and may last from a few minutes to an hour. Many patients experience a number of episodes of breakthrough pain each day.

Types of Pain

There are three types of pain: somatic, visceral and neuropathic.
Somatic pain: is caused by the activation of pain receptors in either the body surface) or deep / musculoskeletal tissues). Common causes of somatic cancer pain include metastasis in the bone and post-surgical pain from a surgical. Deep somatic pain is usually described as dull or aching but localized. Surface somatic pain is usually sharper and may have a burning or pricking quality.
Visceral pain: is caused by activation of pain receptors resulting from infiltration, compression, extension, or stretching of the thoracic (chest), abdominal, or pelvic viscera. Common causes of visceral pain include pancreatic cancer and metastases in the abdomen. Visceral pain is not well localized and is usually described as pressure-like, deep squeezing.

Neuropathic pain is caused by injury to the nervous system either as a result of a tumor compressing nerves or the spinal cord, or cancer actually infiltrating the nerves or spinal cord. It also results from cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery). This type of pain is severe and usually described as burning or tingling.