The Journey to Pain Relief: A Hands-On Guide to Breakthroughs in Pain Treatment

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Hunter House, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 236 pages
Through her extensive experience with pain clinics, author Phyllis Berger -- a chronic pain sufferer herself -- realized that pain relief was highly dependent on stress factors. She found relief could be more rapidly achieved by blocking pain with electrical currents and acupuncture, relieving anxiety and releasing emotions, and increasing pain-free movements with exercises, especially enjoyable exercises that build strength and endurance. Focusing on the brain and its complex chemical interactions and electrical circuitry, The Journey to Pain Relief provides solid information, advice, and treatment suggestions to empower both the chronic pain sufferer and the pain therapist. The author authoritatively describes ways to combine a wide range of treatments that tap into the body's inherent knowledge and ability to heal, increase exercise ability, stimulate the production of helpful chemical substances in the body, and encourage the positive attitudes that will bring many more patients to that often elusive destination of pain relief and control.
 

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I have suffered from back and neck pain for several years. Several adjustments from an atlas orthogonal chiropractor relieved me of the root of the pain, but this book helped to find temporary relief ... Read full review

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Anyone who has ever endured pain for a length of time will understands how important it is to find relief.All too often, stretches ,heat, icing, and medications fall short. Many have learned to search ... Read full review

Contents

Responses to Pain
16
Patient Heal Thyself
23
The Placebo Effect and Alternative Treatments
37
The Physiotherapeutic Perspective
49
The Pain Pathways
58
What Is Acupuncture and How Does It Relieve Pain?
64
Electricity Can Heal
75
Modified Direct Current to Treat Pain
88
Exercises and Advice for the Care
119
Coping Skills
142
Acupuncture Techniques for Specific Conditions
157
Treatment with TENS
181
Treatment with MDC
193
Endnotes
213
Glossary
220
Resources
227

Multimodal Approaches to Chronic Pain
95

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