Dr Oz: 7 Pain Solutions
Dr Oz: Positional Release Therapy PRT
You only have to do this one day each week, and Dr Oz promised it was the most relaxing of all his remedies so far. Dr Lillie Rosenthal explained that this is “a hands on technique that can actually go to the root of the problem, which is the muscle.”
This can relieve any body pain throughout the body. Audience member Jill has chronic right arm pain, and she said that it ranges from a 9 to 10 on the pain scale, radiating down her arm.
Dr Oz: How PRT Treatment Works
Dr Rosenthal said that her pain was located in the right quadrant of her body, and she found a tender point in the trapezius muscle. She used her finger to find the point of maximal tenderness in Jill’s shoulder and gently applied pressure.
She slowly moved Jill’s head with her other hand, asking Jill to mention when the pain fell below a three. Once they found that spot, Dr Rosenthal held the body in this position for about 90 seconds. During this time, the muscle communicated to the spinal cord and reflex system, to release tense muscles.
Dr Oz: PRT Results
Jill said she felt better immediately. Dr Oz said this is something that osteopathic doctors and physical therapists can perform. It even works for uterine cramps, in which case pressure is applied to the lower back.
The interconnectedness of the musculoskeletal system and study of the body’s referral patterns have led to innovations in this therapy.
Dr Oz: Pencil Eraser Pain Relief Massage
Here’s a trick you can do for yourself at home. Take a pencil with a good eraser and find a trigger point in your upper arm, near the elbow. Place the eraser area of the pencil on that target location.
Apply pressure for 60 seconds to get the muscle to erase. The other option is to make a gentle circular motion with the eraser. This is a safe, effective treatment that works faster than pain medication would.
Why Do People Have Different Pain Tolerances?
Have you ever wondered why different people have different levels of pain tolerance? This is based on age, hormones, genetics and even the menstrual cycle.
Dr Oz: Rosie O’Donnell Desmoid Tumor Fundraiser
Dr Oz has the exclusive interview with Rosie O’Donnell. It was her first appearance since her heart attack. He also got to speak with her wife, Michelle, who suffers from Desmoid Tumors. Rosie is being candid about how her spouse’s health problems affected her health.
Michelle is also opening up about helping Rosie put her own health first. “She has a very big heart, but I think we’ve come a long way,” Michelle says in the upcoming interview.
The Desmoid Tumor Run/Walk, Running for Answers, is October 20-21 2012 in Philadelphia. Rosie is matching any donations that are made, and Dr Oz said he will be there too. Find out more at DTRF.org.
Dr Oz is also attending a Rosie’s Theater Kids charity fundraiser on October 15 2012 in New York City. The full Rosie O’Donnell interview will air October 25 2012.