Guide to Healing Chronic Pain

A Holistic Approach

Author: Karen Kan

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452574073

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 418

View: 1740

Are you trying to get relief from chronic pain without drugs or surgery? Have you been diagnosed with a so-called incurable pain condition such as herniated discs, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraine, nerve damage, or fibromyalgia? This unique natural pain relief guide integrates mind, body, and spirit in the healing process, and can help you discover multiple natural pain relief strategies you can use to heal your pain - with or without your doctor's consent; use cutting-edge energy tools to quickly reduce or eliminate pain symptoms within minutes; reduce and reverse the inflammation in your body caused by stress, toxins and trauma; rewire your brain and nervous system in order to reactivate your body's innate healing potential; harness the power of the mind to remove obstacles to healing; and reconnect with your Spirit and Higher Self so that you can experience healing as a joyful journey. "Guide to Healing Chronic Pain is an absolute must-read not only for anyone suffering from chronic pain, but also for anyone wanting to stay perfectly healthy for the rest of his or her life. In the book, Dr. Karen Kan has set a new precedent of health care for Western physicians to follow in the twenty-first century and beyond. Taking the reader on a thorough exploration of drug-free, innovative, and alternative medicine modalities such as infrared nanotechnology patches (acupuncture without needles), grounding, energy healing, nutritional therapy, Qi and nervous system balancing, detoxification, and EMF pollution shielding, Dr. Kan synthesizes ancient Eastern healing techniques with cutting-edge science. Dr. Kan's balanced 'Spirit-Mind-Body' approach to healing chronic pain is not only revolutionary but is exactly what is needed now in Western medicine. Dr. Karen Kan is indeed a role model for the Next Human physician." -Jason Lincoln Jeffers, spiritual teacher and author of The Next Human
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Effortless Pain Relief

A Guide to Self-Healing from Chronic Pain

Author: Ingrid lorch Bacci

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583211

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6009

Contrary to popular belief, the most frequent causes of neuromuscular, joint, or skeletal pain can be traced to your lifestyle: unconscious habits that involve the way you breathe, stand, and move and the way you store physical and emotional stress in your tissues. Given this fact, if you suffer from chronic pain, or treat people suffering from chronic pain, you may need to consider replacing expensive, often inefficient pain treatment with self-help methods for reversing the way physical, mental, and emotional stresses affect your muscles, joints, and bones. Effortless Pain Relief presents a unique mind-body program for overcoming chronic pain, developed by acclaimed alternative health-care practitioner Dr. Ingrid Bacci. In Effortless Pain Relief, you'll find a simple explanation of how stress creates chronic pain, along with clear, simple, and powerful self-help techniques for reducing and even eliminating pain. The guiding principle in this program for self-healing from chronic pain is to develop greater awareness of your body and sensitivity to it. You can change your lifestyle habits -- and eliminate your pain -- by adopting body awareness techniques that eliminate tension. Chapter by chapter, Effortless Pain Relief shows you how to release deep physical, mental, and emotional stresses through simple breathing techniques, to reduce consciously the effort and tension in your muscles, and to master and eliminate stressful emotions like fear and anger by learning to control the physical tensions that these feelings create. Dr. Bacci also guides you in a process that will allow you to let go of mental and emotional attitudes that unconsciously create stress and physical pain. She shows you how to release emotional conflicts that contribute to pain and teaches you how to conquer the fear of physical pain -- which can actually trigger pain. Dr. Bacci cites numerous case studies from the thousands of patients she has helped during the past fifteen years. She also tells the extraordinary story of her own complete recovery from three years of being bedridden and crippled from a severe case of the chronic pain syndrome fibromyalgia. The curative techniques through which she healed herself, and with which she has helped her thousands of clients achieve freedom from pain, are now available for everyone in Effortless Pain Relief. Dr. Bacci's groundbreaking, accessible program offers deceptively simple yet profoundly effective ways to leave pain behind, enhance your vitality, and find an effortless route to a pain-free life.
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Why We Hurt

A Complete Physical & Spiritual Guide to Healing Your Chronic Pain

Author: Greg Fors

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738710652

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

View: 2816

A guide for readers wanting relief from chronic pain explains how the nervous system produces pain and the role of diet and environmental pollution in disease, and offers such natural treatments options as deep tissue massage, herbal supplements, and Buddhism-based spiritual practices.
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Living Pain Free

Healing Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release--Supplement Standard Medical Approaches with Simple, Effective Exercises You Can Do Yourself

Author: Amanda Oswald

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 162317208X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 452

An essential self-help guide to treatment of chronic pain based on myofascial release This indispensible self-help guide is for anyone suffering from chronic pain and struggling to understand why standard medical approaches have failed them. Taking a mind-body approach, the book clearly and simply explains how chronic pain develops, and why an understanding of fascia—the main connective tissue in the body—is the key to restoring pain-free movement and health. Author and myofascial release expert Amanda Oswald informs readers about the role of fascia in chronic pain and empowers them to help themselves through simple and effective self-care techniques, stretches, and exercises. Living Pain Free is a must-read for anyone experiencing chronic pain from conditions including migraines and headaches, repetitive strain injury (RSI), jaw (TMJ) pain, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain, chronic pelvic pain, scar tissue, and systemic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and myofascial pain syndrome. It will also benefit anyone interested in understanding chronic pain from a myofascial perspective.
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Why We Hurt and How We Heal

A Comprehensive Functional Medicine Guide to Healing Chronic Pain

Author: Greg Fors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781496176165


Page: 432

View: 1994

WHY WE HURT -AND THE WELLNESS APPROACH TO HEALING YOUR PAIN is very different from other books on the market today that address chronic pain disorders. First, the perspective of the author is unique; a chiropractor with years of experience treating chronic pain naturally, who developed disabling back pain that no clinician was able to help. This combined with his daughter's severe fibromyalgia instigated his return to academics to understand chronic pain disorders and become a Board-certified neurologist. Second, the book is singular because WHY WE HURT takes you on a fascinating journey that helps you to better comprehend the workings of your body and is dysfunction, from a more holistic perspective. Through understanding how pain is vital to our survival and that its appearance signals dysfunction within the body that must be properly addressed, the reader is motivated to no longer content to just cover-up their pain. Thirdly, the book exposes the reader to the uncomfortable reality of relying on drugs for pain relief and then empowers them with specific practical natural strategies to heal their pain. But even more then this, the book clearly demonstrates to the reader that to live a healthy pain-free life one must attend to the health of their environment as well as the wellness of their inner ecology, for they are not two but one. Original to this book is its exploration of the underlying factors that set the stage for chronic pain and how these same risk factors are involved in the development of degenerative diseases. Our Standard American Diet (SAD) and modern lifestyle causes metabolic changes such as, chronic 'silent' inflammation and insulin resistance that can lead to degenerative disease such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. One of the first indications of this metabolic dysfunction is the development of chronic or recurring myofascial pain disorders. Therefore, this book not only points out the urgency of actually healing chronic myofascial pain but shows the reader on how to accomplish this step-by-step through diet, nutrition, exercise and the use of specific herbal medicines. This book is unparalleled with its special section that educates the reader on how to self-treat the specific pain-causing muscle knots of various muscle and joint pain disorders of the back, neck and extremities. Through years of clinical experience the author, utilizing diagrams and descriptive text, instructs the reader on how to effectively relieve the source of their pain in common conditions such as chronic low back pain, rotator cuff syndrome of the shoulder, stiff neck and tension headaches as well as the global pain of fibromyalgia. By utilizing items found commonly or specific trigger point therapy pools the author gives a detailed explanation of the physical removal of myofascial trigger points, the primary source of pain and stiffness in most muscle and joint disorders. This section, with the chapters that follow detailing the dietary and nutritional intervention for the challenge of chronic myofascial pain, gives the reader a comprehensive natural approach to their pain and suffering.
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Guide to Muscular Healing

Author: Theresa L. Brumfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452027692

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 60

View: 2603

This guide is designed to assist you in your muscular healing process. Each of us has our own past injuries that have shaped us. I wanted to write this in a way that it could help someone with long-term pain as well as someone who feels that they need to know what to look for and practice prevention and maintenance. Obviously, everyone feels changes as they age, and this guide can aid you to aging gracefully. I also mentioned the medical profession because getting help is always best. But I found that doctors really don't want to deal with these issues and just advise rest and pain medication. There were times where I felt the medical people treated you as if you were making it all up or it was just in your head. As if they didn't want to believe that someone could have chronic pain that was really just that chronic pain. My personal struggles with my long-term pain are touched on in this guide as an example. And it has been my determination to heal that brings awareness to certain factors that can help anyone at any stage in their healing. My sincere hope is that the people who read this can heal as well. Be determined and be in charge.
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The Healthy Back Book

A Guide to Whole Healing for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Other Active People

Author: Astrid Pujari,Nancy Schatz Alton

Publisher: Skipstone

ISBN: 1594854033

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 8874

Eight out of ten Americans will suffer from back pain at least once in their lifetime: It's the second most common reason why people book a doctor appointment. Pujari and Alton offer a whole-body approach to healing, sharing information and tips from medical specialists, physical therapists, yoga and fitness instructors, and herbalists. The Healthy Back Book offers varied and simple solutions for active individuals.
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The Chronic Pain Solution

Your Personal Path to Pain Relief

Author: James N. Dillard, M.D.,Leigh Ann Hirschman

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307482944

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 984

Every morning, more than 50 million Americans wake up to another day in pain. If you are one of them, you know the way chronic pain can take over your life: the lost work and missed pleasures, the harsh drugs or surgeries, the feelings of anger and frustration, the endless search from doctor to doctor. It doesn’t have to be that way. This remarkable book, by one of the leading pain specialists in America, puts in your hands the resources usually available only at the most sophisticated pain clinics. Recent research has shown that the solution to the puzzle of pain is almost never one “magic bullet” treatment. What works is a combination of therapies--often three or more--customized to your individual needs. Some drugs or surgeries can actually make your condition worse, while surprisingly gentle alternative therapies can provide measurable, lasting relief. The key is knowing how to combine the best of both conventional and alternative medicine. Dr. James Dillard offers you what few physicians today are trained to provide: • fascinating new information on how pain affects your body and mind--including six myths that can keep you from healing • a detailed guide to more than 40 treatment methods, from state-of-the-art microsurgery and pharmaceuticals to acupuncture, yoga, and biofeedback • individual chapters on the 12 most common types of pain, from arthritis and back pain to fibromyalgia and migraines--clearly indicating what works and what to avoid • The Pain-Control Diet--and 20 top supplements for pain relief • how to build your pain-management team and get what you need from your insurance company • checklists, self-evaluations, and guides for tracking treatment • special chapters on children, seniors, pregnant women, terminal pain--plus how you can help a loved one in pain You can take back your life from pain. The Chronic Pain Solution will guide you every step of the way. From the Hardcover edition.
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Confronting Chronic Pain

A Pain Doctor's Guide to Relief

Author: Steven H. Richeimer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412535

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 8029

This comprehensive guide is designed to help everyone whose days are filled with chronic pain that takes a toll on the body and the mind. The authors include up-to-date information about pain medications, exercise and nutrition, injections and neurostimulators, and complementary therapies.
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Healing Pain

The Innovative, Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering

Author: Ann Berger,Constance DeSwaan,C. B. deSwaan

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594860126

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 237

View: 965

A guide to controlling chronic pain shares empathetic advice for such areas as communicating effectively with doctors, implementing complementary therapies and self-help exercises into a pain management routine, and using medication appropriately. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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The Natural Way of Healing Chronic Pain

Author: Natural Medicine Collective

Publisher: Dell Books

ISBN: 9780440613633

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 8660

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Chronic Pain

The Complete Guide to Relief

Author: Arthur C. Klein

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781841191300

Category: Chronic pain

Page: 212

View: 3311

This guide, based on the experience of more than 1000 chronic pain sufferers who have overcome their disability, advocates a five-step programme to turn a life blighted by constant pain into one that's healthy and active.
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Cannabis for Chronic Pain

A Proven Prescription for Using Marijuana to Relieve Your Pain and Heal Your Life

Author: Rav Ivker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501155911

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 1405

The first authoritative and comprehensive guide for treating chronic pain with medical marijuana from a holistic family physician who has treated more than six thousand chronic pain patients with cannabis. While the number of patients using medical marijuana increases every year, misconceptions about cannabis and whether it’s harmful or dangerous still exist. In Cannabis for Chronic Pain, Dr. Rav explains the potential of marijuana’s capacity for healing anyone afflicted with chronic pain. Medical marijuana is a safe, non-addictive alternative to dangerous opiate pain pills. “Without a doubt, there is a great need for a reliable source on information regarding the safe and effective use of cannabis. Well, here it is. I can think of no other person who embodies such authority than Dr. Ivker,” (Michael Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM, author of Slow Medicine). Along with sharing his own story of using medical marijuana to heal from a severe case of shingles, Dr. Rav guides you through the cannabis and holistic treatment for your specific chronic pain condition. If you are suffering from arthritis, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, anxiety, depression, or pain from cancer or its treatment, this may be the book for you. "An excellent source of objective information about medical marijuana,” (Library Journal), Cannabis for Chronic Pain is the new, definitive guide for anyone who suffers from chronic pain.
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The Complete Guide to Healing Fibromyalgia

How to Conquer Pain, Fatigue, and Other Symptoms - And Live Your Life to the Fullest

Author: Deborah Mitchell

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429928397

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 5810

· The most comprehensive, up-to-date information available—including the latest preliminary diagnosis guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology · A-to-Z lists of prescription medications, herbal remedies, and natural supplements · Proven strategies for relieving symptoms—muscle pain, stiff joints, fatigue, sleep problems, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, fibrofog, sexual dysfunction, and more · Alternative mind/body therapies—acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, hypnotherapy, light therapy, massage, neurofeedback, and other methods · Crucial information on dealing with doctors, health insurance, employment issues, disability, getting pregnant, child rearing, weight control, support groups, and much more · Plus an easy-to-follow program of diet, exercise, and sleep that will help relieve your pain and restore your quality of life
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Healing Back and Joint Injuries

A Proven Approach to Ending Chronic Pain and Avoiding Unnecessary Surgery

Author: Joseph Valdez, M.D.

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1929774796

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 258

View: 7814

Millions suffer from joint or back injuries and live with chronic pain. But relief is possible, and Dr Joseph Valdez can show them how to achieve it. By carefully analysing a wide range of treatment options and focusing on prolotherapy, this book offers hope for permanent healing. For many people with soft tissue injuries (eg: ligament and tendon injuries), the best solution is prolotherapy, a series of drug free injections into and around injured joints to stimulate the body's natural healing response and repair and strengthen tendons and ligaments. Dr Valdez explains prolotherapy in detail and also discusses other modern, safe, and effective treatments that have helped thousands of patients live pain free lives. With a sympathetic tone and a conversational style well-suited to the layperson, the book guides readers through the process of understanding their bodies, their injuries, their pain, and their treatment options, including physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, surgery, and others. With its balanced, integrative approach, this book will tap into the massive audience of those who wish to explore the most promising new therapies in their search for true healing and lasting relief from chronic pain.
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Pain Relief Without Drugs

A Self-Help Guide for Chronic Pain and Trauma

Author: Jan Sadler

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781594771514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 1455

Shares successful strategies from the author's twenty-five years of coping with her own pain, offering an innovative way to lessen pain's grip on the body and mind by changing one's personal reaction to pain. Original.
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Compact Clinical Guide to Chronic Pain Management

An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Author: Yvonne M D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105486

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 2336

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is an excellent resource that is essential for all primary care providers." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews "[P]ractitioners who oversee the treatmentof chronic pain in the adult population will likely find thisnew reference an invaluable addition to their bookshelf."--Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing "This book is highly recommended; it will be an indispensable addition to the professional library of every nurse practitioner who manages patients with chronic, persistent pain." Margaret H. Granitto, RN, MSN, CRNP Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies Presented in a clear, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians with quick access to much-needed pain management guidelines. With a unique focus on treatment options for patients with chronic persistent pain, this guide provides critical guidance on managing difficult conditions such as fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. The text expertly assists practitioners in assessing pain in a variety of patient populations and provides professional insight on selecting patient-appropriate medications and interventions to achieve optimal pain management for adult patients. Key Features: Contains the newest guidelines on how to use a combination of pain screening tools to accurately assess the nature, intensity, and occurrence of patient pain Provides information on new medications and combinations of medications to use for chronic pain Presents essential information on safe prescribing and screening tools such as the Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) and screening tools for aberrant behaviors Provides strategies for utilizing nontraditional treatment options such as acupuncture, energy therapies, and psychological and coping strategies
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Thriving with Chronic Pain

A Holistic Guide to Reclaiming Your Life

Author: Sean Meshorer

Publisher: Param Media

ISBN: 0986203017

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

View: 7480

Life-Changing Solutions for Chronic Pain Chronic pain threatens the well-being of 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide. It affects us at all levels: our physical, mental, and spiritual health and happiness, our work productivity and financial livelihoods, our relationships, and overall life quality. This book shows you how you can flourish despite your pain, even when medical cures aren’t available or come at too high of a cost. Learn how to manage and improve your chronic pain using ideas, strategies, and techniques proven by over a hundred scientific studies and the experience of countless chronic pain patients, including the author. You will learn how to: * Better understand your pain · * Work more effectively with your doctors and healthcare providers · * Regain your functionality · * Understand the difference between pain and suffering · * Accept and transcend your pain and negative emotions · * Implement a wide range of specific tips, tricks, practices for regaining your life · * Discover the positive opportunities in your pain · * Work with and improve your relationships with family, partners, and friends · * Prosper physically, mentally, and spiritually For ten years, Meshorer has traveled the world seeking ideas and practices that successfully alleviate chronic pain. This books focuses only on those ideas and practices that have been proven effective, both personally and scientifically. You can do more than merely suffer through your pain. You can regain your life despite chronic pain, making it richer, happier, and more successful than ever. Thriving with Chronic Pain reveals the secrets.
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