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Chronic Pain Treatment

'I Healed My Chronic Pain Naturally in 8 Weeks' | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode eight of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally ...

The Power of Your Mindset in Healing Chronic Pain | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode seven of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally ...

Why Proper Alignment Is Crucial for Pain Relief | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode five of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally w...

See the Amazing Role That Posture Plays in Pain Relief | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode four of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally w...

Why We Need a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

Science of Us | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The unfortunate truth that often gets lost in physician-patient discussions of pain management is that pain, or some of it, will probably never entirely evaporate. "But the good news is, you can live with it," she said. "You just have to be taught."

Buprenorphine: A Key Ingredient in the Fight to Solve America's Pain Crisis

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

For many chronic pain patients who have landed on a daily regimen of opioids and feel stuck in their ability to progress and improve, transitioning onto a medication like buprenorphine can be a game-changer in that process.

Opioids, Pain and the CDC's Guideline: Needs Improvement

Stefan Kertesz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Stefan Kertesz

As medical boards, insurers and government agencies enforce this guideline, prescribing differently from the top line recommendations is likely to become onerous, leaving many patients in the lurch.

The Coming of the Light: Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2014

John Weeks | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In 2006, I began publishing, on or near the winter solstice, an annual Integrator Top 10 list for the emerging field of integrative health and medici...

Chronicles of Health Creation: 'Never Only Opioids" Urges Imperative for Integrative Medicine in Pain Care'

John Weeks | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

A new eight-page, policy brief, "Never Only Opioids: The Imperative for Early Integration of Non-Pharmacological Approaches and Practitioners in the Treatment of Patients with Pain" argues that it is long past time for the last to be first -- to reverse this order and always bring integrative care options up front, as least as complements.

Michigan Compassion Public Meeting in Royal Oak on January 30, 2014

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Michigan Compassion

Royal Oak, MI - Michigan Compassion will be expanding its presence in Michigan by starting a second Public Meeting in Royal Oak. Michigan Compassion ...

An Alternative Approach to Treating Fibromyalgia

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While treating the symptoms are essential for fibromyalgia patients, I've had greater success with fibromyalgia therapy by focusing on deficiencies of the body as well as removing any and all triggers that are causing inflammation in the body.

Are Doctors Being Trained Enough To Treat Chronic Pain?

Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Not enough doctors have been adequately trained to treat chronic pain, according to a new review of studies. Published in the Journal of the Americ...

Aromatherapy: Allowing Scents to Heal Us

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.

Women in Pain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

One of the most striking aspects of this tragic increase in women dying from painkiller overdose is its occurrence in the context of a well-documented history of the under-treatment of women in pain.

Stopping Painkillers From Killing

Anna David | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

When I was wholly honest about my sobriety and in unbearable pain, I couldn't actually get any relief -- or even on the phone with the doctor to explain myself. In other words, because of the fact that I'd told the truth, I'd been characterized as a scheming addict.

Three Alternative Solutions for Chronic Pain

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Current research reports that alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, and medical marijuana (cannabis) can offer natural relief from chronic pain.

A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

I want to propose a radical shift to how we approach treating chronic pain. In very basic terms, I suggest that we redirect treatment toward remodeling the brain as opposed to just focusing our attentions and therapies on painful body parts like the back or neck.

NFL Head Injuries: Creating Recovery With Lessons From the Battlefield

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Besides a post-game recovery regimen of icing, stretching, and cortisone shots, it's time football players have access to "brain rehabilitation" as well.

Relieving Pain in America

Myra J. Christopher | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Myra J. Christopher

Two important public health policy matters that require the attention of policy makers seem to be constantly in tension with one another: the under-treatment of chronic pain and the abuse of prescription medications.

Could This Be The Future Of Chronic Pain Relief?

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Healthy Living

By Gary Stix (Click here for the original article) One of brain researchers’ closest brushes with science fiction in the last 10 years came with...

Transforming Pain Relief: The First Steps

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

The logical thing to do as part of our pain management transformation is to make weight management an inherent part of pain education, treatment and prevention.

Our Flawed Approach To Chronic Pain

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Well folks, despite all of our new technology and flashy treatments, I can tell you that the way chronic pain is being treated in our society is basically just as flawed as 2+2=5.

6 Healing Tips For Back Pain

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Back pain is a common condition that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Here are a few tips that may relieve the pain.

WATCH: Explaining The Mystery Of Chronic Pain

Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

We think of pain as a symptom of a disease -- and usually it is, often stemming from something like a tumor, an infection or an operation. But, about...

Chronic Pain? 11 Ways to Cope With A Lack of Support | Anne Harding | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living

If you’re in chronic pain, it’s challenging for you and your friends and family. This is particularly true if you have an "invisible" condition li...