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Allied Forces Foundation

NEWS: 1 September 2016: Avazzia announces partnering with the Allied Forces Foundation, Inc. (AFF). AFF is a British-American foundation established to recognize and further the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, working to raise awareness and funding for allied wounded and their families affected by the conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The purpose of the affiliation is to bring pain relief to our veterans without the use of drugs. AFF will bring more awareness of Avazzia's gratis program for vets to receive a device through their health care provider for an Avazzia Blue device at no charge to the veteran.

See link on partner page for further information.

Contact: Bob Thompson, Dir. NBD at:, or phone: (214) 575-2820
In the North Texas area contact:, or phone: (469) 766-4939



Tim Smith, CEO Avazzia, Inc

TRADE THERAPY: Tim Smith is an international business veteran whose company, Avazzia, sells therapeutic medical devices worldwide. What he has learned along the way may alleviate some of your global venture’s growing pains. Tim discusses business strategies, the Gold Key program and other topics. 2014. Global Trade Magazine 2014.


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How OxyContin's Pain Relief Built “A World of Hurt”

In the decade since New York Times reporter Barry Meier began investigating their use and abuse, he says he has seen the number of people dying from overdoses quadruple — an increase Meier calls “staggering.”

"The current statistic is that about 16,000 people a year die of overdoses involving prescription narcotics. ... It's a huge problem. The number of people dying from these drugs is second only to the number of people that die in car accidents," he told NPR’s Terry Gross in May 2013.

Alternative and Complementary Medicine

News about alternative and complementary medicine, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Trends in Complementary and Integrative Healthcare
Josephine P. Briggs, MD
Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health

March 2012 – National surveys conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 40 percent of Americans report using one or more practices such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, meditation, spinal manipulation, dietary supplements or herbal medicines to help manage their health and wellness. Similarly, data show that health care systems and providers are incorporating such interventions. …

According to the Veterans Affairs, 89 percent of their facilities offered complementary therapies in 2011. Both the DOD and VA have integrated complementary modalities into the care of patients with posttraumatic stress and sleep disorders, and to improve treatment of pain.… NCCAM is supporting a growing portfolio of studies on the use of nonpharmacological interventions for the management of chronic pain, including back and neck pain and pain associated with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and headaches. …

Unmeltable, Uncrushable: The Holy Grail in Painkillers

May 2013 — The arms race to build a safer painkiller is under way.
In the wake of a key decision by the Food and Drug Administration, more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies—from startups to Pfizer Inc. —are vying to create painkilling drugs that are difficult to abuse.

In April 2013, the FDA moved to block the manufacture and sale of generic versions of the original OxyContin, which has gone off patent but which is easier to abuse than the current version. A newer version of OxyContin, introduced by its maker, Purdue Pharma LP, in 2010, contains an infusion of polymer that makes the pill difficult to crush, meaning addicts can't get all of the extended-release ingredients at once to get high. …

It is possible that pain drugs with no safeguards are likely to be removed from the market—and that there are billions of dollars in potential revenue to be had from the sale of painkillers that are abuse proof. …

Treating Chronic Pain and Managing the Bills

February 2011 – Maybe the question is not who suffers from some type of chronic pain, but who doesn’t?

“If you tally up everybody who has chronic, recurring back, headache and musculoskeletal problems, it includes almost everybody by the time people get into their 30s,” said Dr. Perry Fine, a professor of anesthesiology at the Pain Research Center and the University of Utah.

Given the prevalence of chronic pain — often defined as recurrent pain that lasts more than three to six months — you might expect that by now medical science would have figured out how to alleviate it and that health insurers would routinely cover its treatment.

If only it were that simple. Pain is a sneaky opponent. Invisible, it cannot be detected with a blood test or a scan; sometimes it has no identifiable cause. Pain is perception, and what one person considers intolerable may be only moderately uncomfortable to another. …


Logs for tracking pain from fibromyalgia, neuropathy and chronic pain

The American Chronic Pain Association has several free online tools to help patients track their pain over time. These logs may be filled out, printed off and then brought to consultations so healthcare providers can track pain histories and treatment effectiveness.

Chronic pain log

This 15-question log, like all of the logs on the American Chronic Pain Association website, is self-reported can print off.


Great Free Apps for Healthy Living

Getting healthy, staying healthy, living a healthy life seem more complicated than in the past. Yet, the same rules apply today as when your grandmother was listening to her mother 100 years ago. Here are three highly rated apps that are, best of all, free for download.

Fooducate - Diet Tracker & Healthy Food Nutrition Scanner

Eat a well-balanced diet: This app allows you to scan UPCs when you shop to get a “grade” for the food you’re considering buying. It also allows you to track what you eat and your daily exercise and to set nutrition goals.

101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy App

Make smart choices: This app is like the good angel sitting on your shoulder whispering into your ear. You get smart stories to read at your convenience, inspiration to make the better choice for you and lots of links to other inspiration.

RunKeeper - GPS Track Running Walking Cycling

Get some exercise: It’s nice enough to be able to say you walked around the block – but how much more fun would it be to be able to track where, when, how long it took you and how far you walked, bicycled or ran. More than 13 million people use the GPS feature in their phone and this app to track their route, distance and time.

If you like these suggestions, check in at the Avazzia Pinterest page for more free apps that might appeal to the healthier you.




Listen to professionals discuss the advantages of using Avazzia products.

June 25, 2011 - Darcy Brunk, DC - Helping patients look younger with ezzi-lift.

October 15, 2011 - Lorraine Hache - THe benefits of a non-surgical facelift.

December 3, 2011 - John Hache - Ezzi-lift for holidays: Looking younger with microcurrent.

March 17, 2012 - Jerald Tennant, MD - How pH and illness are related to the voltage of our body's cells.

July 21, 2012 - Stan Wolfe, DVM - Panel discussion on the use of Avazzia BEST to reduce pain across practices.

September 29, 2012 - Brian Nemphius, DC - Successful outcomes with Avazzia BEST products.

October 27, 2012 - Thomas Lenehan, DC - Relieving chronic pain with Avazzia BEST products.







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