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December 2016
What is Scrambler Therapy, and How Does it Work?
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Dr. Thomas Smith of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Charles Loprinzi from the Mayo Clinic describe their research and clinical trials on the use of Scrambler Therapy to treat chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy. Scrambler Therapy (marketed as Calmareā„¢ therapy in the United States) is a new type of pain relief that uses a rapidly changing electrical impulse to send a "non-pain" signal along the same pain fibers that are sending the "pain" stimulus. Their research shows promising results for CIPN and other types of neuropathy but more testing is necessary. Read more  
The Patient Perspective: How Patient Interaction Helps Laboratory Research
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MDI Biological Laboratory researcher Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., on peripheral neuropathy attended the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy's 2016 International Research Symposium in Chicago. She recently wrote a post for the MDI Biological Laboratory's blog, "Breaking Through," that addresses in part her experiences at our symposium and the value of patient input in peripheral neuropathy research. Read more  
Looking for a Very Special Gift that Doubles as a Gift to The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy?
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Jewelry designer, Orlanda Olsen has selected a beautiful pendant, of her own design especially for the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy called, "Uncaged Healing Stone." Orlanda has pledged that 10% of all proceeds from the sale of this special piece will be donated to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy.

Orlanda has suffered from peripheral neuropathy since 2005 due to antibiotics (fluoroquinolones). "So many people are suffering from peripheral neuropathy; myself and so many of my friends. I want to do something to help ease the pain."

For more information about the lovely pendant and how to purchase it click here!
Breaking Through Liz Jackson: Blitzing the fashion industry (video)
Liz Jackson has Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP). In this "TED Talk" video we hear about Liz's mission to change the fashion industry. After becoming disabled and realizing she needed eyeglasses and a cane, Liz Jackson was puzzled: Why was it easy to find stylish specs, when her cane was so ugly and stigmatizing? She soon began goading designers to make assistive products so beautiful that anyone would proudly use them. Watch video 
Healing Hands: Massage Therapy Can Offer Relief for CIPN
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most common reasons patients with cancer stop treatment early, according to the National Cancer Institute. However, massage therapy (MT) may be a way to ease symptoms and improve quality of life, researchers reported at the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. Read more

For anyone near Houston, TX a research study is recruiting patients to compare the level of effectiveness of two massage treatment schedules for chronic CIPN. Click here for more information!

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