Dr. Vivien Hsu, Medical Director of Clinical Research Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be speaking about upcoming clinical trials for scleroderma and Raynaud’s phenomenon patients on Saturday, November 13, 2010 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. [Read more…]
Everyone has felt the discomfort associated with cold hands. But for individuals with Raynaud’s Disease, cold weather and/or stress can cause blood vessels to constrict, leading to coldness, numbness, color change, throbbing and swelling of extremities including fingers and toes.
Biofeedback has been shown to be highly effective in treating Raynaud’s Disease. Research by members of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback demonstrates that thermal biofeedback is especially effective in the treatment of primary Raynaud’s Disease, with some reports indicating that 80-90% of patients report improved circulation and a reduced frequency of symptoms. [Read more…]
Attendees of the first Raynaud’s Education & Support Day, held July 31 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, learned how therapies such as acupuncture, massage, biofeedback and yoga can prevent or minimize Raynaud’s attacks; that “healing foods” such as avocados can boost the body’s defenses against disease; and how to guard against stressors that can trigger spasms.
The full-day program of lectures, workshops and product demonstrations was held in conjunction with the Scleroderma Foundation’s annual patient conference, whose attendees attended many of the Raynaud’s sessions. (Although few people with Raynaud’s have scleroderma, those with systemic scleroderma usually have Raynaud’s as a component of their disease.)
The agenda of Raynaud’s-specific talks included sessions about the medical aspects of the disease, nutrition, alternative therapies, advocacy, products that help to prevent Raynaud’s attacks and/or treat ulcers, and strategies Raynaud’s sufferers can use for coping with situations in the workplace, the marketplace and at home. [Read more…]
The informative program includes:
- News on Medical Treatments
- Nutritional Needs
- Mind-Body Techniques
- Advocacy Tips
- Live Product Demos
- Discussion Group Workshop
Join us for a full day of informative and involving workshops:
Saturday, July 31st
10:15 AM to 5:30 PM
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