Do nothing about persistent cough?

“Against persistent cough, it is better… to do nothing” A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal indicates that a chronic cough can continue in almost a quarter of people after a respiratory infection, for 3 to 8 weeks. However, in the usual absence of alarm signals for another pathology, investigations show that attempts … Read more

Are we paying a post-Covid immune debt?

Abstract: The notion of immune debt is contested. To see this clearly, let’s use the principle of hormesis: the organism becomes more adaptive when it is subjected to unusual situations, as long as its overall integrity is not threatened by extreme deviations. Applied to immunity, this principle indicates that cutting ourselves off from our usual … Read more

Pain-repair confused with pain-injury

Abstract: Pain-repair is often confused with pain-injury. However, the attitudes to follow are very different. In search of the meaning of our feelings, let us not forget that their interpretation is conscious but their creation is bodily. To regain their property is to say “This body is mine”. Indeed, this property is lost today in information networks where the drowned brain abandons it to foreign interpretations. It then traps itself in a medical labyrinth from which it could get out by a very simple way: reconnect with the detail of its bodily sensations. A sedentary lifestyle promotes disconnection and reduces the meaning of sensory signals. Pain is useful to physical assets, necessary brake after injury, strengthening if limits are exceeded. This discrimination does not exist among the sedentary. Faced with stationary pain in the absence of activity, she thinks she is the victim of a hidden lesion.

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Cancer, a return to the roots

Layers of cooperation A dozen years ago, I presented my fellow rheumatologists with an original topo on the origin of autoimmune diseases, entitled “Strata: from bacteria to rheumatizer”. I developed an ontological vision from the fundamental organization of life. The ‘strata’ are, starting from the molecules, their fusion into replicant biomolecules, their organization into micelles, … Read more

Is osteopathy scientific?

Alternative medicine? The density of osteopaths in France is a record (49 per 100,000 inhabitants) that even exceeds the USA, the country where the specialty was born. More notable divergence: American osteopaths are all doctors, having followed the same trunk of fundamental training. The French, on the other hand, are a minority of doctors, who … Read more

Dispossessing yourself of chronic pain

Beautiful end-of-century horizon “No one should suffer anymore!”. The scoop dates back to the 1990s. Philanthropism or marketing operation? I will discuss this in a complementary article. People are encouraged to dispossess themselves of their pain, take it to the doctor. Waiting, confident, that he will reduce it to ashes. Some traces would have been … Read more

What is the origin of long COVID?

This article in no way denigrates the existence of the symptoms of long Covid, which are proven. Simulators are rare. However, this syndrome can be self-created. In truth it is an expected phenomenon, unavoidable. It is mandatory that a disease as mediatized and socially as disruptive as Covid causes sequelae and chronic forms. No matter … Read more

How to overcome your back pain?

The quick reading of Philippe Bazard’s book pushes me to a new post on the subject. The reductions made by laymen are staggering. Bazard reminds me of Freud, who wanted to make his Oedipus complex the engine of the neurotic dysfunction of the unconscious. Bazard, on the other hand, makes stress and anxiety the engine … Read more