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Massage Therapy For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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therapeutic massage

I have been receiving general and reflexology massages twice per week for the last six weeks,as i am struggling with peripheral neuropathy and arthritis. As a result i am much less likely to reach for pain killers. Can you or your staff site...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes , I found a few references on massage and HIV:1-Massage therapy for the treatment of painful peripheral neuropathy in HIV+ individuals.Acosta AM, Chan RS, Jacobs J.Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:849 (abstract no. 42376). New York Hospital, Cornell... Read more »

Still no 'happy' in my 'happy ending massage'

Hi from South Africa doc,I wrote to you 3 years ago after a cheap 'happy ending massage' gone wrong. She was supposed to give me a hand job only, but then got carried away and fingered herself, finishing me off with the same hand.I became...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello A in SA,I'll be brief, because as I have already explained to you, HIV is definitely not your problem. Your HIV risk handjob happy ending to rub-and-tug is nonexistent. Your repeatedly negative ELISA tests out to three years are... Read more »

How effective is massage therapy in tx?

I haven't heard a lot about the use of massage therapy. To your knowledge, is ithelpful in treatment in conjuction with other(drug) therapies?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Massage therapy makes you feel good and relieves stress. Since stress may be immunosuppressive, relieving it can't hurt. However, it's doubtful that massageis in the same league as antiretoviral therapy in terms of its effects on viral... Read more »

HIV Positive Starting Massage Therapy Bussiness New Health Insurance

Hi There,I am 27 years old and have been positive since I was 21. For the most part I have held a full time job since testing poz which has provided me with health insurance. I am now in school for massage thereapy and plan to open my own bussines...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Since you are currently covered under an employer's health plan, you should be eligible for COBRA benefits when you cease to be an employee. If you elect COBRA, when your COBRA coverage ends, you would be able to purchase a HIPAA policy from... Read more »
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Massage therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I would like to hear if anyone has tried any kind of massage therapy for aids related symptoms. My roommate is positive and seems to enjoy a full body massage every night. I believe it helps relax the muscles and thus makes for a more comfortable... Read more »

presenter.trainer, massage therapy consultant

Posted by jackigethner
since 1988 have presented and worked with HIV/AIDS from prevention to pallitive care . have 501c3.agencies,targeted groups,conferences,retreats with cont.ed possibilities. http://home.earthlink.net/~jackigethner Read more »

Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »

Sex at Asian Massage Parlor

Posted by Sixk, 1 Reply
Hey guys, I appreciate the help for this. I recently went to an Asian massage parlor and I had a small cut on my ball sack from trimming 2-3 days before. The masseuse performed a 20 second protected oral sex and then on to protected vaginal sex with... Read more »