MIND OVER MEDS - know when drugs are necessary

Chapter 7 Steroids THE HISTORY OF STEROIDS The story of cortisone is synonymous with Dr. Philip Showalter Hench, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1949, Hench shared startling images of patients with RA; all had recovered with synthetic cortisone. His discovery was hailed as a genuine miracle cure. The following year, Hench and his associate, Edward Kendall, received a Nobel Prize for "discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structures and biological effects." As the most powerful anti-inflammatory agent yet discovered, cortisone transformed the practice of rheumatology almost overnight. It also revolutionized ophthalmology, gastroenterology, respir

The Natural Sports Medicine Book

Chapter 1 Why Natural Sports Medicine ? For those athletes wishing to avoid the surgeons' knife, this book is for you, We will learn that when the knife and drugs are indicated and we will learn of the options to surgery and drugs. Our goal will be what Professor William Chisolm so aptly taught us in basic sports medicine at Brooklyn College: The restoration for Full Function, Full Strength, and Pain Free Full Range of Motion. Two facts need to be known here. Most sports injuries are mild to moderate. This means that the boo boo is not bad enough to need surgery, casts, or extensive rehab. Most sports injuries are over-treated or under-treated. MDs frequently use cortisone to treat mino