Medical

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Gimmick or Legit?

The year of 2017 was relatively miserable for me.  I received 5 different diagnoses from 5 different doctors for the same set of symptoms.  All of the medical professionals that I saw had done their best to accurately diagnose and treat the insidious bilateral hand pain that unexpectedly emerged in late February 2017.  My initial […] Read More

Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Nerve Damage & Regeneration

The first time Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) caught my attention was back in 2015.  I was on my typical “after-work walk” and geeking out to an episode of SmartDrugSmarts (a podcast) in which a mushroom aficionado, researcher, and expert was discussing the therapeutic potential of Lion’s mane mushroom.  Immediately after finishing the episode, I […] Read More

Type 2 Collagen For Arthritis & Joint Pain (UC-II): An Overlooked Intervention

Beginning in late February 2017, I noticed some numbness in my right index finger along with uncontrolled twitching.  At the time, I figured it was likely from excessive computer use, in particular, frequently clicking the mouse.  Though the numbness and twitching abated, I went on to develop pain in the back of the same hand […] Read More

Weight Loss & Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)

Just last year I developed Eustachian tube dysfunction after intentional weight loss via a combination of caloric restriction and physical exercise.  It took me awhile after experiencing my first episode of Eustachian tube dysfunction before actually discovering that it was likely caused by (relatively rapid) weight loss.  Below I’ve documented my history with weight loss-induced […] Read More

Patulous Eustachian Tube

Patulous Eustachian tube is a specific type of inner ear disorder in which the Eustachian tube intermittently opens when it should be closed.  As a result of Eustachian tube opening, individuals with this condition may report a variety of unpleasant symptoms.  Among the most common of all symptoms associated with Patulous Eustachian tube is that […] Read More

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