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Contrary to what the mainstream media and "anti-opioid" lobbyists would have you believe, legally prescribed opioid painkillers DO actually work for chronic pain. Opioids have been used for thousands of years to provide relief from pain, so why is there a mis-perception or inference in recent times they should only be used for acute pain?

In America the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines state there is "insufficient evidence to determine long-term benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain" [SEE LINK BELOW], and in Australia we are told there is a "lack of evidence for opioids in the management of chronic non-cancer pain" [i.e. based on the International Assoc. for the Study of Pain Policy Document February 2018].

Many anti-opioid activists claim there is “no evidence” or "insufficient evidence" opioids work long-term, yet there are NO high quality, placebo controlled studies routinely conducted for longer than 3 months. Therefore, to say there is no evidence is "a misleading statement, because non-opioid pain medications and alternative treatments are not studied for long periods either."

IF there are no reputable or "good studies" that go beyond 3 months [i.e. due to funding and other regulatory and scientific restrictions], surely the absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence? There is a silent majority of responsible chronic pain patients, using their opioid pain killers safely and successfully for many years, yet their voice is not being heard.

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Study Finds Opioid Medication Effective for Chronic Pain — P...

Study Finds Opioid Medication Effective for Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

By Pat Anson, Editor Opioids have been used for thousands of years to provide relief from pain. But are they an effective treatment? Are they worth the risk of addiction? And do they improve quality of life? Millions of chronic pain patients who use prescription opioids so that they can work,
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Can Reiki help mental health conditions? #Reiki #Holisticcare #energyhealing #holyfire

I am a Reiki practitioner, qualified in 2011, in Holyfire Reiki. Being a reiki practitioner, your laying hands above ones clothed body emitting reiki energy out their hands and directed to body parts. It is said that reiki can do no harm, it’s universal life force energy originated by Usui Sensi in the 1900’s in Japan. Who taught reiki and opened venues to practice. It was advertised in the West by a reiki master mrs Takata.

Studies have been carried out on Reikis results; one of which from Dr Emoto, on two portions is water - one portion where pleasant words spoken to it, the other negative words. What concluded was the first condition A, kind words spoken the water was vibrant and shinny; the later condition B, the water was horrid.

Reiki essentially relaxes the client, creating space for the client to heal. So it’s not reiki per say that heals mind body or soul, but rather it some how activates and encourages healing energy. In regards to anxiety in hospital prior to operation, the client can receive reiki to relax and calm ones nerves. It is becoming more popular in the west as time goes on.

Reiki can be treated on practically anyone, any animal or anything or any illness. If one has depression, reiki can help the mind, and body relax, become calm, create space to face unwanted challenges or issues so that it’s a safe place to release negative emotions.

Whose tried it?