Relief from pain. Everyone wants that. Here in Bloomington, Indiana, a Google search will lead to many clinics that specialize in pain management. Even Angie’s List will find you an approved medical pain specialist. Is there another way to be free of pain? My colleague, Wendy Margolese, writing for the April 10, 2015 edition of Simcoe.com shares some interesting research and a pill-free solution to pain. Here’s Wendy:
The word ‘chronic’, when applied to any physical pain or condition, basically implies incurable and can lead someone to lose hope for any return to good health. For an estimated one in five Canadians so affected, there is increasing good news that there is a way to find freedom from what they may feel is a life sentence.
What would it be worth to those who are suffering – and to our health care costs – to have a solution to chronic pain that doesn’t involve a pill or procedure?
A growing number of specialists today are looking beyond opiates – with their negative side effects, including overdose and addiction – to treat chronic pain.
The Association for Psychological Science produced encouraging findings for pain relief in research using a combination of placebos (fake pills) and memory tasks to reduce pain. And, Dr. Sean Mackey, chief of Stanford University’s pain management research, has studies indicating that a loving experience or relationship can reduce pain. He says…