Analgesia is simply the absence of pain. When we are healthy we seldom experience pain. Pain usually occurs in response to either trauma or some pathological change resulting in an illness, which if severe, is usually accompanied by pain. Pain draws our attention to the fact that something is wrong in our body. Modern medicine has a whole range of medicines that are very good at controlling or relieving pain. Some require prescriptions from a doctor, like morphine and other opioid drugs, while other analgesic drugs are available over the counter, without prescription, such as aspirin and paracetamol. An opioid drug often overlooked but extremely valuable for controlling pain, is psychotropic analgesic nitrous oxide (PAN), which is also used for treating acute substance withdrawal states.
The same equipment and training required for the PAN addiction therapy can be used for relaxing patients and for analgesia during minor surgery – thus allowing emergency and routine minor surgical procedures (burn dressings, fracture setting, wound stitching etc) to be handled by nurses or doctors in an out-patient setting , hospital causality departments or private healthcare facility. When one uses PAN for analgesia and relaxing patients during minor surgery, expensive general anaesthetics and in-patient treatments can usually be avoided. PAN is an almost ideal anxiolytic with good properties of analgesia which has the equivalent analgesic strength of a 15mg dose of morphine. PAN has an unrivled safety record and has been used effectively for more than 60 years in literally millions of administrations per annum in dental offices throughout the world. It is regularly used from New York to Johannesburg to Beijing and on all other continents for providing analgesia and relaxation for dental surgery. It has also been used universally for analgesia and anxiolysis in child-birth for well over a century.
PAN may only be used by registered medical, dental and nursing professionals. However, before using PAN, it is obligatory that such professionals must attend a short hands-on-training practical training under the supervision of an expert, such as Prof M Gillman. He has authored a presentation on the theoretical aspects of using PAN. The presentation is available as a (CD or via direct download). Those interested should write to Professor Gillman .
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