it is also best known as chinin
products containing quinine:
aflukin, chinine, coco-quinine, none, quinine dab, malakin, camquin
anhydrous, quinineanhydrous, quinoline alkaloid, quinine sulfate, quinine dihydrochloride
it is also known as:
|trade name||generic name|
|quinine dihydrochloride inj 300mg/*||quinine dihydrochloride 600 mg/2 ml injection|
|malakin injection 2ml||quinine dihydrochloride 600 mg/2 ml injection|
|quinine tablet||quinine sulphate 300 mg tablet|
|camquin tablet||quinine sulphate 300 mg tablet|
Pain relief without pills
There should be a mirror up there on the painkiller shelves. Right next to all the boxes blaring things like "extra strength," "buffered," and "timed-release." Because you may already be holding the real key to pain relief: in your mind.
For years, doctors have been prescribing painkilling drugs to people afflicted with chronic backaches, headaches, and joint aches. And, much of the time, they worked. Backs unkinked, heads cleared, and joint pain backed off. But stomachs have not been so grateful; erosion of the stomach lining is an all-too-common side effect of painkiller therapy.
So it's big news to think that there's a way to chase chronic pain without drugs.
It's even bigger news to know that nature's best pain reliever may be your own mind -- if you know how to use it.
A prestigious panel of experts organized by the National Institutes of Health recently declared that deep relaxation may help relieve chronic pain as readily as drugs and surgery. This marks a major departure from traditional medical thought in the United States. For the first time ever, some of the most renowned medical experts in America officially recognized that relaxation is a valid treatment -- perhaps even the treatment to try first-for lower back pain, headaches, arthritis, and other chronically painful disorders. And, unlike painkillers and operations, this kind of relaxation requires fewer doctor visits and has fewer side effects: Nobody's ever suffered an eroded stomach lining as a result of sitting down and focusing on their breathing.
Lest you think this declaration comes from some companies trying to sell cassettes of recorded water sounds, understand that relaxation as pain treatment was embraced by truly mainstream doctors recently reporting in the renowned Journal of the American Medical Association (July 24/31, 1996).
Just what type of relaxation are they talking about? It's not the kind of relaxation you get from veging out in front of reruns of Sisters with a cup of Sleepytime tea. It goes deeper than that. In fact, people who meditate might recognize some of the relaxation techniques that we're talking about here. But you don't have to attain Nirvana to get relief. The total relaxation we're talking about falls somewhere in between the couch and the meditation pillow.
It's a simple state of mind to achieve, if you know the tricks. First, you break the train of everyday thoughts that induce stress by focusing on the repetition of a word, sound, thought, or breath. Second, you passively disregard other thoughts. Think of them as bumblebees buzzing around your head on a summer day. If you swat, you'll only make the bees angry and persistent. But if you ignore them, they'll buzz a bit and move on.
Like stress, relaxation works from the inside out. As you unwind, your body takes a 180-degree turn, switching from arousal to recuperation. Muscles relax, breathing slows, and your metabolism and blood pressure drop, says Herbert Benson, MD, president of the Mind/Body Institute and director of behavioral medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston.
In contrast, when we're anxious, our bodies prepare to fight or flee. Muscles tense, blood pressure rises, breathing races, and our pain threshold falls. It doesn't take too many traffic jams and toddler tantrums for our bodies to be tighter than our clothes after the holidays.
Deep relaxation not only can short-circuit pain, but also the emotions that accompany pain, says Dennis C. Turk, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and pain research at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. "The worst thing is to feel helpless, that there's nothing you can do, like when you wake up at 3 a.m. with a terrible headache or back pain. You lie in bed thinking about how miserable you are. If you can use these types of relaxation techniques to gain some sense of control, that, in itself, can reduce some of the stress and discomfort you experience."