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 …

Pain Coaching

Being in chronic pain is dreadful but being in pain and feeling alone is unbearable.  In many cases, pain can take over our lives, and engulf us in a cloud of hopelessness. Is it possible to restore vitality and optimism?  Both of our guests believe that there is a way.  Jim Brown shares how Take …

Osteoporosis: Silent, Searing and Bone Breaking

Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone isn’t able to keep up with the removal of old bone.  Bones then become weak, brittle, and painful — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause what is known as a “fragility fracture.”  Our guest is Dr. Keith …

Audioanalgesia: Music that Soothes the Body & Soul

Music has been used since the ancient times to influence health and help us deal with pain and distress. In fact, music can reduce pain during surgery and have a positive effect on chronic pain or terminal illness. For 30 years, Andrea (Andy) Cooper has battled chronic spinal pain.  She’s found an ally, though in …

Pooches, Pets and Pain Relief

Most of us have felt the soothing sensations of stroking the fur of our pets, especially dogs and cats.  But, is there any actual evidence of this connection between our four-legged friends and us?  Actually, published studies show that animal assisted therapy optimizes healing, and therapy dogs provide benefits across a broad range of medical …

Foods that Fight Pain & Slim the Body

If you’re like most of us, we sing the praises of good food.  Yet, we fight the battle of the waistline all the time.  More and more, we’re finding that what we eat – or don’t eat – can make a huge difference in how we feel.  But, can food really act as a pain …

Is Pain a Curse from God?

When pain overwhelms us, we feel compelled to ask, “Why did this happen to me?”  “Did I do something wrong?”  “Is this experience a curse from God?”  Religion is an important aspect of life for many people and often not discussed in the health care setting. Yet, people often rely on their faith when faced …

Yoga for Well Being and Comfort Part II

The word “yoga” causes most of us to imagine twisting our bodies into human pretzels, but yoga is one of the Top 10 most popular alternative medicine therapies for health. Along with massage and Pilates, consumers rate Yoga equivalent to prescription medications for easing low back pain. Our guests today will share the beneficial effects …