We owe it to those coming out of the battlefields to be ready, willing, and able to provide for their physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs.
Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) November 10, 2013
In 1985, Lou Paradise – President and Chief of Research of Topical BioMedics, Inc., the developer of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream – found himself in pain... Riddled with severe bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The condition was caused by injuries he sustained as a decorated Marine Corps combat/rescue/helicopter medivac crew chief and the physical demands of conducting hundreds of rescue missions of military personnel and Vietnamese citizens. For more than twenty years, Mr. Paradise has been on a mission to help as many veterans as possible to live life without the discomfort of pain or the harmful side effects of OTC chemical pain pills and addictive opiates.
A tragic reality: Studies indicate that, along with suffering PTSD, veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are twice as likely to be prescribed opioid and other narcotic pain medications for dealing with their physical pain. These veterans are likely to abuse the drugs and become addicted, as well as abuse alcohol. This troubled behavior places veterans at risk of acting violently—harming themselves or others—as well as increasing suicidal thoughts and actions.
Moreover, studies indicate that veterans who suffer from PTSD and who have a past diagnosis of drug and/or alcohol abuse are four times more likely to be prescribed opioid/other narcotic pain killers than veterans with no history of addiction. Another sad fact: self-inflicted injuries and suicide is more likely to occur in individuals who take Rx drugs.
Veterans deserve care and sensitivity for the sacrifices they have made—and continue to make—for the country and America’s way of life.
Lou Paradise, who is also a pain management expert, says, “Our warriors have been too busy laying their lives on the line in service to their country while helping as many people as possible stay alive to even consider their own needs. We owe it to them to have everything in place for them upon their return. We owe it to those coming out of the battlefields to be ready, willing, and able to provide for their physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs. Treating war wounds and chronic pain therapy should include physical and other therapies—not just pain pills. As well as medical treatment, they should have ready access to emotional therapy and support, behavioral therapy, family counseling and career training.”
Mr. Paradise is proud to say that Topricin Pain Relief and Healing cream is used at VA medical centers and top hospitals across the nation. Topricin’s natural medicines stimulate healing so the body can repair the damage in joints, nerves, and muscles that causes the pain. The results: improved range of motion, function, and mobility combined with pain relief – which means Veterans can start experiencing the joy of living pain free again.
As well, Topricin is humbly part of Project New Hope – Where Veterans Rebuild With Honor. Project New Hope Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was formed in January 2011 by disabled Air Force Veteran Bill Moore of Leicester, MA. who saw the value of a free weekend getaway in a peaceful natural setting to help service members and veterans integrate back into normal civilian life, employment and military service. Project New Hope's partners all share the mission of supporting combat and peace time veterans and their families. The project’s model is proven to work and the impact is tremendous.
Honoring Veterans year-round, Topical BioMedics, Inc. offers 30% to Veterans with the code VET30 (and free shipping), saluting Veterans on Veterans’ Day and always.
About Topical BioMedics, Inc.:
Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. The formula has the distinction of being the only topical patented for the treatment of the pain associated with neuropathy and fibromyalgia. Topricin was awarded a Parent Tested/Parent Approved Seal of Approval, and was selected as a 2012 Top 100 Green Products by Healthy Holistic Living. Other formulas in the product line include Topricin Foot Therapy Cream and Topricin Junior for children (with 5% sales donated to pediatric cancer foundations).
All Topricin products are made in the U.S.A., formulated with approved medicines as found in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. The products contain: no parabens, petroleum or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects, making them ideal and safe for the entire family.
Topricin is available in pharmacies, natural food stores, and retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS (Foot Care Section), Walgreens (Diabetic Section) and other fine stores, as well as directly from the company. For more information, visit http://www.topricin.com.
About Project New Hope:
Project New Hope Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was formed in January 2011 by disabled Air Force Veteran Bill Moore of Leicester, MA.
In 2012, Project New Hope expanded and partnered with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission/Ship Program and offered the first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) weekend getaway. In 2013 Project New Hope expanded again by offering the first Military Sexual Trauma (MST) weekend getaway and began offering the first individual military unit reunion for the Massachusetts Army National Guard 1-182nd Infantry Unit to allow battle buddies to reconnect with one another. http://www.projectnewhopema.org/
- The Department of Veterans Affairs studies, based on VA health care data and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and reported in USA Today http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/health/story/2012-03-06/PTSD-veterans-prone-to-drug-addiction-get-risky-painkillers/53388510/1
- The Department of Veterans Affairs research, as reported in Time magazine hospitals and physicians’ offices http://healthland.time.com/2012/03/08/the-conundrum-of-risky-painkillers-for-veterans-with-ptsd/