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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 …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem Part I

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone.  Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain.  She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us to highlight her surprising and comprehensive research …

Pain: America’s Biggest Health Problem, Part II

Did you know that pain has reached epidemic proportions? In fact, 100 million people are living with chronic pain in America alone. Our guest is Judy Foreman, author of A Nation In Pain. She’s an award-winning health journalist who overcame her own battle with serious neck pain. She joins us for Part II to talk about gender …

Soothing Scents of Aromatherapy, Part II

Our first guest, Fran Munroe suffered from 50 years of migraine headaches that would leave her bedridden for 2-3 days. Aromatherapy has allowed her to escape a migraine more than 95% of the time.  Dr. Kamyar Hedayat, expert in medical aromatherapy, joins us again to share the power of essential oils in combating conditions like …

Pudendal Neuralgia (Cyclist’s Syndrome), Part II

Everyday things like sitting or exercising can be virtually impossible if you are suffering from pudendal neuralgia, commonly called cyclist’s syndrome, which affects the pelvic floor. Patients feel stabbing, stinging, or burning sensations around the anal, scrotal, or labial regions of the body. In Part 2, Leslie describes how normal childbirth led to a feeling of …

Energy Healing from Afar, Part II

Is the art of healing bound by physical limitations?  Can healing take place over long distances – by telephone for example.  Does some universal force or energy source provide human beings with avenues to connect with each other for the purpose of healing pain? Lynn describes in even more detail the remarkable effects of energy healing …

Burning

The Burning Alive Syndrome

Erythromelalgia (or EM) is rare and can be a devastating condition.  It typically affects the feet or hands, or both and causes visible redness, as well as sensations of intense heat and burning pain.  Some have described this condition as having their “nerves on fire” or feeling like they’re “burning alive.” We’ll hear Diana Zak …

The Miracle of Nerve Restoration, Part I

When we get a paper cut in the skin, or experience a sunburn, we’re injuring the peripheral nerves of the body. Medical conditions like diabetes, HIV, cancer, or traumatic injury can damage these peripheral nerves and lead to bad burning pain, numbness, or paralysis. One of the pioneers in the field of nerve regeneration, Dr. …

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

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 Pain of Racism Part I

In America, racial discrimination was the force behind slavery and segregation among the states. Research tells us that still today we may respond more dramatically to seeing white people in pain than we do black people. We’re joined today by Faith Ringgold, an award winning African American artist, author, anti-racism activist and feminist movement advocate to …