And how do they propose doing that? A Medscape article, “Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure”, says they want to take a closer look at how insurers’ policies deny Americans ways to manage their acute and chronic pain without facing the risk for opioid addiction.
Well look no further! They can just ask me. And not just how to “manage” acute and chronic pain but how to get rid of it altogether. First, let me dwell on this word “manage” for a moment.
Manage is how medicine sees illness. They can’t “cure” illness, they can only manage it. But the greater irony is that the word “cure” is only allowed to be used by allopathic medicine. If a non-allopathic practitioner or dietary supplement company says or even implies that they can “cure” a disease, they can be charged with practicing medicine without a license. The FDA says that only allopathic medicine can cure disease by using drugs! Now we know that’s really not true. The FDA has told me that if I say that magnesium can “treat” a disease, that makes magnesium a drug and it has to undergo the billion-dollar drug trial like other drugs.
Here’s what’s holding back proper pain treatment and cure:
- The FDA won’t let supplement manufacturers tell people to use magnesium for muscle, nerve and bone pain. That would be illegal.
- Health insurance denies alternative therapies. The AMA (American Medical Association) owns the health insurance billing codes. Read my 2006 article “Breaking The Health Care Codes.” Even if the Task Force considers alternatives, insurance won’t pay for them until the insurance codes are changed.
- A decades-long criticism of Chiropractic Medicine and a lack of knowledge of myofascial release, alignment therapy (Egoscue), and other bodywork keeps doctors from making alternative recommendations to patients to seek non-medical help. Doctors often make people think that their case is hopeless and nothing can be done – because doctors don’t study any alternatives.
- Using drugs, heavily marketed by drug companies, as the first choice for pain control has led to the opioid crisis.
2017 overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, was six times higher than in 1999. The CDC says that the current mortality rate averages to 130 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose.
Using taxpayer money, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 established a 29-member task force. It includes federal officials and pain experts who work in both academia and private practice. The task force is overseen by HHS and the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense. After receiving public comments, the task force intends to submit a final set of recommendations to Congress in 2019.
The task force has identified an estimated 50 million people in the US who experience chronic daily pain with 19.6 million significantly impacted. So, they are good at quantifying the problem but what is their solution? So far, they say they want to train more doctors to use interventions like targeted injections earlier in treatment, which just means more drugs.
I’m not telling people to get off their pain meds and just take magnesium for pain control. I’ve always said to keep taking your medication as you add our ReMag, ReMyte, ReAline (for detox), ReStructure for protein, and RnA Drops for making more perfect cells. As your body heals and repairs itself, you will experience improvement in your symptoms and require less pain medication.
An Amazon book review for The Magnesium Miracle said the following: “I started taking the magnesium in this book, up to 2 tsp daily, and the tightness in my upper back, shoulders and neck has stopped, as well as my creepy little leg jerks at night, my menstrual cramps aren’t as bad and I feel like my sugar cravings are gone and my appetite is better regulated as in I don’t feel like I’m starving if I’m a little late to a meal.”
Another customer reported that “I have taken ReMag and ReMyte for about six weeks, and the results are truly amazing as I look at the difference. I climb stairs better because of more muscle strength, I feel like stretching more often. No leg cramps! My hair is actually getting thicker, my nails are stronger, less peeling and breakage halfway down on the side!! Sleeping better, dreaming, I desire more water…wow, I actually feel like I am thirsty, not just forcing myself to drink more. Sweets, I no longer crave them and the smell is even unpleasant. Then for my chronic neck pain of the last six months, it was improving, but then I ordered the ReMag Lotion and apply a little twice a day and the pain is history.”
What is obvious from these reports is that pain, for many people, is just part of a syndrome of magnesium deficiency symptoms that all improve when you saturate with magnesium. So, the whole allopathetic emphasis on just treating pain is doomed to failure. You must address the whole person and their magnesium and nutrient deficiencies!
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Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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