Hypnosis, Healing and Pain Relief

Hypnosis is a mind-body healing approach that’s been used successfully to manage acute and chronic pain, including cancer pain. Ross Chambers talks to us about how well hypnosis relieved aggravating chest wall and shoulder pain following a pacemaker implantation. Then, Dr. David Patterson, psychologist and hypnotherapist from the University of Washington School of Medicine, shows …

Jin Shin Jyutsu: A Simple Japanese Touch Therapy, Part I

Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is a little known Japanese healing art that can relieve pain, restore emotional equilibrium, and harmonize the vital energy of the whole person. Cathy Calvert will share an extraordinary story of a debilitating horse accident and how JSJ left her pain-free following just a 30 minute session. Jennifer Bradley, certified JSJ …

The Mystery of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) attacks the nervous system and can cause painful, stinging, needle-like sensations along with numbness and weakness. The cause is unknown, but this type of neuropathy can be associated with HIV and Lupus. Ellen Schecter, an award-winning writer takes us through a time when she felt her life was shattered by …

Emotional Pain

It seems surprising, but pain caused by emotional distress can be felt more deeply and for a longer period of time than pain caused by physical injuries. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Julie Hersh, author of Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope. Julie shares her journey from the depths of painful depression and three suicide …

Acupuncture, Part I

Most of us have heard of this ancient Chinese traditional medical treatment. Today, it’s used more and more to treat pain. We’ll hear how successful acupuncture has been for Jamie Shimmel’s fibromyalgia and plantar fasciits. Then, a leading specialist in this field, Dr. Robert Bonakdar from the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine surprises us with …

Acupuncture, Part II

Most of us have heard of this ancient Chinese traditional medical treatment. Today, it’s used more and more to treat pain. We’ll hear how successful acupuncture has been for Jamie Shimmel’s fibromyalgia and plantar fasciits. Then, a leading specialist in this field, Dr. Robert Bonakdar from the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine surprises us with …

Will We Die in Pain? Part II

In part two of our show, Mike Hill (director, writer, and producer) shares some powerful, behind the scenes moments that he experienced while filming the compelling documentary, “Life Before Death”.  Dr. Kathleen Foley then gives us the hope we need to ease our fear of dying a painful death. http://paulchristomd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Aches-And-Gains-028-Will-We-Die-In-Pain-II.mp3

Will We Die in Pain? Part I

“Life Before Death” is a moving, award winning documentary film that features the worldwide battle by physicians and nurses to stop the epidemic of pain that threatens to condemn one in every ten of us to die a painful death. Through the eyes of patients and their families, we experience very personally the agony of …

Herbal Remedies for Pain

Have you thought about using Feverfew, Cat’s Claw, or Ginger to ease your pain? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4 billion people or 80% of the world population use herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care. Dr. Chad Wilde, a pain specialist and herbalist will give us his recommendations on effective …

Chakra Healing

Many mind-body therapies help us cope with life events and optimize personal health. A specific mind-body therapy called Chakra Balancing is rooted in the tantric and yoga traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.  We will explore this rich and complex system of energy healing with both of our guests. Jennifer Becker describes how well chakra balancing …