Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Pain and Itch Signals Travel Through Separate Pathways in the Nervous System

| July 22, 2011

Pain and Itch Signals In the July, 2011 issue of Scientific American, Anna Kuchment interviews Zhou-Feng Chen, the Director of the Center for the Study of Itch at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. Apparently approximately 17% of adults may suffer from chronic itch. At the Washington University School of Medicine […]

There is Sacredness in Grief – A Quote by Charles Simeon

| March 21, 2011

Untitled Document Quote of the Day by Charles Simeon "Be not hasty to offer advice to those who are bowed down with a weight of trouble. There is a sacredness in grief which demands our reverence; the very habitation of a mourner must be approached with awe." ~ Charles Simeon As one who hath carried […]

Women Respond More Intensely to Pain- Study Shows Using MRI Brain Scans

| March 19, 2011

Untitled Document Brain Scans Show Pain Intensity Professor Qasim Aziz, of the Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology, Queen Mary University of London, led a research team in studying the brain activity and reactions of both men and women in the anticipation and processing of pain. The participants of the study were subjected to a medical test […]

10 Myths About Domestic Violence – Saving a Concrete Angel

| February 8, 2010

Domestic Abuse and Violence Because so many individuals adhere to the myths regarding domestic violence as the steadfast truth, thousands of men and women every year become trapped inside dangerous – even deadly – situations. They end up shamed and manipulated into staying with and occasionally defending those who hurt and threaten their happiness and […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Reduced When Morphine Given to Wounded Soldiers

| January 28, 2010

An interesting study took place on 700 troops in Iraq that were injured between 2004 to 2006.    In the study they gave morphine to wounded troops and found that it helped reduce the psychological fallout of war.    The U.S. Naval Research Center, who led the study, found that giving morphine, cut in half the chance […]

Self-Compassion Preferable to Self-Esteem Mark Leary of Duke University Explains

| January 5, 2010

Self-Compassion Self-compassion is extending compassion towards one’s self in times of hurt, failure, pain or suffering.   It differs from self-esteem, which involves a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his/her own worth.    In times of crisis, which benefits us the most? Mark R. Leary, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, NC, […]

Your King Arthur doth Speaketh to Camelot and the Knyghtes of the Pain Table

| December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Faithful friends of Camelot, as I holdeth this Christmas Rose, my herte sings with those tonight who celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.   Like a rose, we, who must wear our armour, both day and nighte, must protect our petals with spears and swords, like a rose with thorns.  We are Warriors […]