Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. According to epidemiologists, there are approximately 30-million blind people in the world, 50% are blind due to cataracts. The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group (EDPRG) estimated that in the year 2000 there were 20.5-million people over 40 years of age in the United States (17.2 percent) with a cataract in either eye and that there are more than 1-million extractions of cataracts per year.
Living with chronic pain is complex. A person struggles to find optimal analgesia through drugs while balancing relief versus tolerability to the medication. In many cases the person is also faced with issues of potential drug addiction or physical dependence to the medication. For some people this battle is difficult because of the intolerable side effects of the medication. Could the solution be in the use of natural health products (NHP)?
The root or rhizome of Black cohosh has been used for centuries to treat pain, premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. Are such treatments effective?
Patients with acute or chronic pain conditions can turn to a natural approach as an alternative to synthetic drugs. But will herbs be able to partially or completely reduce pain within 48 hours? This is actually a pharmacological question and when it comes to pain relief, it is a YES or NO answer.