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Monday, December 12, 2016

Effective Pain Management

Preliminary research has shown that eye color can indicate how well an individual can handle pain. According to pain management specialists, some patients tolerate pain better than others, as well as the factors influence which pain management therapies are most appropriate to certain individuals.

Eye color may soon become another biomarker to help pain management. For example, people with red hair are resistant to anesthesia and require more of it during dental procedures.

In the new study of eye color, researchers compared pain tolerance and the effect of an epidural during childbirth among a group of 58 white pregnant women—24 with dark-colored eyes (brown or hazel) and 34 with light-colored eyes (blue or green).

The women with light-colored eyes: tolerated pain better during childbirth; had less post-partum anxiety and depression.

The women with dark-colored eyes: had a greater reduction in pain with an epidural, suggesting higher sensitivity to pain; experienced a 60% reduction in pain at rest with the epidural and a 55% reduction during movement; it was 45% and 40% among the women with light-colored eyes, respectively.

You might be skeptical of these early results; however, these results showed a trend in pain reduction, but might not be statistically or clinically significant. Further studies are needed to explore the potential link between pain and eye color among women who are not pregnant, men and children.

If eye color is shown to be a genetic biomarker, it would offer a practical approach to assessing a patient’s pain sensitivity. Clinicians can recognize biomarkers instantly and can use them to tailor their approach to pain management to the individual. Patients ultimately would benefit, as they may experience greater pain relief and improved quality of life. 

Pain, whether physical or emotional pain, is unavoidable in life. The bottom line: learn how to manage your pain. Effective pain management involves using the mind, the diet, and other means, except the use of pharmaceutical drugs, which should be your last option. 


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Stephen Lau
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Human existence is meaningless without life purpose and human happiness. The pursuit of longevity has been going on since time immemorial. Consciousness holds the key to the success of this pursuit. Consciousness of living is wisdom of the mind to understand the self, others, as well as how and why certain things happen. Wisdom in living enables one to complete the rest of one's life journey and reaching the destination.

To live to 100 and beyond—if you just don’t die—you must ask questions about life; after all, living is about asking questions and seeking answers to the questions asked, and thereby instrumental in providing wisdom or a blueprint to continue the rest of your life journey.

The first question you should consciously ask yourself is: "How long do I wish to live?" Of course, that is only a hypothetical question because you really don’t have much of a choice—unless you would like to purposely end your life prematurely. Naturally, the answer to that question may also change over different phases in your life, depending on the quality of your life in that particular phase.

The second question you should consciously ask yourself is: "Why do I want to live long, or why not?" This question will be naturally followed by the third question: “How do I live long, or what can make me desire to live longer?”

The final question—if you just don’t die—is: "How should I live the rest of my life to overcome my daily problems and life challenges?"

The objective of this 154-page book is neither to convince you to crave longevity, nor to show you how to live to one hundred and beyond. It simply presents you with the consciousness of living the rest of your years—if you just don’t die!

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Stephen Lau
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