Hypothyroidism has been estimated to affect 5 million people in the United States, 90% who are women. Hyperthyroid condition may affect another 2.5 million Americans. Undiagnosed thyroid problems can be behind many unidentified symptoms of fatigue, many recurring illnesses, and non-responsive health problems. Frequently, blood tests of hormone levels are normal, but body temperature is
Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. Because chronic (long-term) pain can be resistant to many medical treatments and can cause serious problems, people who suffer from chronic pain often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for relief. Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks.