Author Archive for Tim Vaughan

Immersed: How I Found a Way (After Decades of Trying) to Help My Allodynia and Nerve Pain

I suspect many you are like me: there is something dramatically wrong with your body and it has been that way for quite a while.  You surf the ups and downs of your symptoms and occasionally wonder, "What does this symptomatic change mean?" If you are like me, you have learned that most medical Read more [...]

New Approach to Chronic Pain Leads to Novel Treatment Options: Antibiotics Anyone?

Pain Is Not All the Same Brain imaging studies like functional magnetic resonance imagery (FMRI) have provided tantalizing insights into the operation of the human brain. In this blog I’m going to review and highlight research and novel approaches by one of the leading researchers in the rapidly Read more [...]

Immobilized by ME/CFS and/or FM? The Polyvagal Theory, the ANS and Movement Restriction

The Polyvagal Theory The autonomic nervous system is traditionally described as consisting of two antagonistic and balanced branches, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic system. The sympathetic system or the "fight or flight" arousal system kicks into gear when we perceive threats. When that Read more [...]

A Treatable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Subset – If Doctors Will Just Look For It

Pretty Graphs Dr. Susan Vernon and Dr. Lucinda Bateman spoke in Denver on Saturday, June 28. Dr. Bateman gave a presentation on research out of the University of Utah she co-authored  in her talk, "Treatment Options for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients I took two main points from her presentation. Read more [...]

When Touch Hurts and Blood Matters: Getting at the Pain in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome (ME/CFS)

(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.) Touch the tip of your forefinger to the tip of Read more [...]
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