These hospital nurses are healing with their hands

  This story was originally published by A Beautiful Perspective. Read more from ABP’s current TOUCH Issue. We don’t stop at the skin. With the practice of Healing Touch, hospitals are exploring the medicinal power of human contact and converting skeptics into practitioners. “So I’m watching her do this and I’m just ready to spew …

How The Alexander Technique Can Help You Manage Pain On The Move

Over 25 million adults live with chronic pain in America. The availability and easy access to NSAIDs make them a tempting source of relief, especially when people have to manage pain during a long commute each day. However, NSAIDs simply mask pain, rather than addressing its source and removing it. Long-term use of NSAIDs has serious potential side effects; …

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Futuristic Pain Relief

The excruciating pain of having a burn wound cleaned can make you wish that you could be anywhere else—as far away as possible. An arctic snowscape, perhaps. With immersive virtual reality (VR), that option is transcending the hypothetical. Immersed in a VR world while undergoing painful treatment, people reported a 20-40 percent reduction in pain. …

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StimRouter and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Part II

Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk. Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this …

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StimRouter and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Part I

Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk. Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this …

Botox – It’s not just for Migraine, Part II

Did you know that botulinum toxin (known by many as Botox®) can reduce pain? It’s not just for cosmetic procedures, and can treat a variety of other medical conditions like migraine, spasticity, and many others. Kathleen Sullivan shares how Botox virtually eliminated 3 years of life limiting facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Charles Argoff, Professor …

Botox – It’s not just for Migraine, Part I

Did you know that botulinum toxin (known by many as Botox®) can reduce pain? It’s not just for cosmetic procedures, and can treat a variety of other medical conditions like migraine, spasticity, and many others. Kathleen Sullivan shares how Botox virtually eliminated 3 years of life limiting facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Charles Argoff, …

Secrets for Coping with Pain, Part I

No one knows what life has in store for us.  When we have pain that doesn’t go away, how do we cope with the new life that now confronts us? Our guest, Toni Bernhard became ill with an acute viral infection and has never recovered.  We will delve into Toni’s experiences, and explore how we …

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Secrets for Coping with Pain Part II

No one knows what life has in store for us.  When we have pain that doesn’t go away, how do we cope with the new life that now confronts us?  Our guest Toni Bernhard became ill with an acute viral infection and has never recovered.  We will examine the benefits of mindfulness/meditation, answer the question “Why …