Ginkgo May Help Nerve Pain

Published: July 10, 2012
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Ginkgo is an herb that can help brain fog. This new study suggests the ginkgo may also help nerve pain and pain with normal touch (called "allodynia"). Lipoic acid also helps nerve pain. Both the ginkgo and lipoic acid (and more) can be found in an herbal supplement that promotes mental alertness. This makes it especially worth trying if you have both brain fog and nerve pain.

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Yee Suk Kim, MD, Hue Jung Park, MD, Tae Kwan Kim, MD, Dong Eon Moon, MD, FIPP, and Hae Jin Lee, MD ;The Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract EGb 761 on Mechanical and Cold Allodynia in a Rat Model of Neuropathic Pain, Anesth Analg 2009; 108:1958-1963.doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e31819f1972

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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