Darvocet was pulled off the market this past week at the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) request due to safety concerns. A new study links the active ingredient in painkillers Darvon and Darvocet to serious and sometimes fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. This is a product that has been widely available in the United States for years. According to the LATimes.com article, “Painkillers Darvon and Darvocet Withdrawn at FDA’s Request“:
Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group blasted the FDA’s action as too late and called for congressional hearings into why the agency took so long. Public Citizen tried for more than three decades to limit use of the drug and petitioned the FDA to ban it in 2006.
Given the withdrawal of Darvocet on the heels of the Tylenol recall, it may be time to consider more natural approaches to pain management. One option is Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT). Low Level Laser Therapy is one of the most important developments in health and wellness and a critical part of the integrated approach at BioVeda. We utilize LLLT to dramatically reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation as well as promote tissue repair in targeted areas. Because this is a cold laser, it is not a heat treatment and does not have any of the risks associated with other types of lasers. LLLT promotes tissue growth and healing.
Low Level Light Therapy brings in oxygen to the cells and stimulates the lymphatic system thereby reducing inflammation in targeted areas. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is stimulated on the cellular level, boosting their energy levels to foster normal function. The pain reflex is broken, offering what is in many cases, immediate relief of joint, muscle and arthritic pain.
Our therapy does not require any drugs or surgery, there are few side effects and risks, it is quick and convenient, completely noninvasive, highly effective and easily-applied. The number of treatments can vary depending on the nature and severity of your ailment. Most patients however see improvement in after the very first treatment. Contact a BioVeda Health & Wellness Center to learn more!