Find the holistic treatment that will work best for you based on your emotional type and specific pain condition • Provides an easy questionnaire to determine your emotional type and an interactive self-assessment for finding the right pain treatment for your condition • Explores mind-body treatments for many common pain conditions, including arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, migraines, carpal tunnel, and PTSD • Reviews the scientific evidence in support of acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, massage, chiropractic, yoga, herbs, and essential oils Throughout history many healing traditions have focused on analgesia--the alleviation of pain--an area in which modern medicine provides few options beyond narcotics, steroids, and surgery. For those seeking drug- and surgery-free alternatives or complements to conventional pain management, the choices can be overwhelming. How do you know which method will work for you? In this guide to safe and effective natural therapies for acute and chronic pain, authors Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., and Sebhia Marie Dibra explain how your emotional boundary style--how you react to emotional, social, environmental, and physical stresses--affects which complementary treatments will work best for you. Providing an easy questionnaire to determine your emotional type and an interactive self-assessment for finding the right pain treatment for your condition, they explore the effectiveness of mind-body treatments for each emotional type and for many common pain disorders, including arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, ulcer, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel, anxiety, PTSD, and other chronic pain conditions. They review the available research and scientific evidence in support of each therapy, suggesting only well-established, safe, and clinically proven alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, massage, chiropractic, yoga, herbs, and essential oils. Approaching pain holistically, they reveal how pain should be understood as a dynamic condition--an interaction between mind and body as well as between patient and therapy--and how your emotional type is key to long-lasting and successful results.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treats disorders by changing patterns of behaviour and thought that may be unhelpful. It is now internationally established as a key method of helping overcome longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. This book provides a clinically proven self-help approach to pain management based on the authors' work with sufferers at Bradford Hospital. Chronic pain that has lasted more than six months can be caused by a number of factors including stress, prolonged muscle tension and the fact that nerves carrying the pain message have developed a long-term 'memory' for the pain. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help patients become more active, relieve negative feelings, reduce their distress and help them to manage pain more effectively. · Helps you understand why pain persists when there's no injury or disease present · Explains how to use drugs more effectively · Gives guidance for how to become fitter and more active · Practical tips on improving sleep and relaxation · Better management of depression, anxiety and anger · Advice on maintaining healthy and happy relationships with family and friends Drawing on feedback from hundreds of pain patients, Overcoming Chronic Pain will help readers escape from the distressing cycle of chronic pain.
Patients may complain of hurting down to the bone, but researchers are finding that in fact pain can go clear down to the molecule. Specialists offer 18 papers from a conference in Boston in October 1996 on recent research and its implications for treatment. They cover development aspects of sensory neurons, the neurobiology of inflammation, nerve injury, receptor and ion channels involved in transmitting pain, and projections for future developments. Among specific topics are afferent pain neurons such as altered spinal connections and changes in transmitter and receptor complement, growth-factor contributions to inflammation, and cloning genes for opioid receptors and sodium channels. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Explains the reason for pain, discusses headaches, backaches, arthritis, and other common pains, shares case studies, and looks at how hypnosis, biofeedback, massage, and exercise are used to reduce pain
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