A Step-By-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain (Easyread Large Edition)
Author: Shinzen Young
The newest treatment for pain is one of the oldest, most effective strategies for pain-free living; meditation. With Break Through Pain, meditation expert Shinzen Young teaches you how to retrain your relationship to pain through traditional meditation practices. Drawing from 30 years of results in the field, this widely respected teacher offers the essential techniques that have proven successful at pain management centers around the country. Break Through Pain adapts the core principles of mindfulness training to a practical process that can treat even extreme, chronic pain effectively, possibly reducing the need for drugs or surgery. You will learn that, by observing and opening to pain, you can stop resisting it and step outside physical suffering. Step-by-step techniques taught in plain language show how to overcome internal resistance the key to transforming physical pain into a flow of pure energy. With regular practice, you can tap into your mind's own power to overcome physical pain.
How to Soothe and Dissolve Physical Pain with Mindfulness
Author: Shinzen Young
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Health & Fitness
“The most lucid and effective guidance for transcending pain I have ever encountered.” —Charles T. Tart, PhD, editor of Altered States of Consciousness The newest treatment for pain is one of the oldest, most effective strategies for pain-free living: mindfulness. With Natural Pain Relief, meditation expert Shinzen Young teaches you how to retrain your relationship to pain through traditional meditation practices. Drawing from 40 years of results in the field, this widely respected teacher offers the essential techniques that have proven successful at pain-management centers around the country. This integrated learning book and CD adapts the core principles of mindfulness training to a practical process that can treat even extreme, chronic pain effectively, possibly reducing the need for drugs or surgery. Through step-by-step techniques taught in plain language, you’ll learn how to overcome your internal resistance to pain by observing and opening to it, which is the key to transforming physical suffering into a flow of pure energy. With regular practice, you can tap into your mind’s own power to overcome physical pain. Five guided practices include: How to deconstruct pain into manageable pieces Experience how pain naturally transforms into energy How to allow pain to dissipate into space Use the “Breath Pleasure” technique to dramatically soothe pain Free up your energy to heal and begin living your life again Previously released as Break Through Pain.
Step-by-step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management
Author: Jackie Gardner-Nix
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Your mood, thoughts, and emotions can affect your perception of pain and even your ability to heal. In fact, your past life experiences influence your current physical challenges: "your biography influences your biology." While treatments like medication and physical therapy can be enormously beneficial to the body, to maximize pain relief, it's necessary to take advantage of the mind's healing abilities. The Mindfulness Solution to Pain offers a revolutionary new treatment approach, mindfulness-based chronic pain management, that helps you harness your mind's power to quiet your pain and put you in control. Mindfulness practice, which includes stationary meditations, movement meditations, mindful art, and other strategies, will help you: Understand how emotions and thoughts affect physical symptoms Reverse the debilitating effects of some chronic pain conditions Prevent pain from becoming chronic or long-term Lift the anxiety and depression that may accompany chronic pain
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function. In the context of the growing opioid problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an Opioids Action Plan in early 2016. As part of this plan, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.
Pain is the most common symptom bringing a patient to a physician's attention. Physicians training in pain medicine may originate from different disciplines and approach the field with varying backgrounds and experience. This book captures the theory and evidence-based practice of behavioral, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments in modern pain medicine. The book's contributors span the fields of psychiatry, psychology, anesthesia, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and nursing. Thus the structure and content of the book convey the interdisciplinary approach that is the current standard for the successful practice of pain management. The book is designed to be used as a text for training fellowships in pain medicine, as well as graduate courses in psychology, nursing, and other health professions.
12 approaches to reducing chronic pain. Scripts are provided which can be used for: self-hypnosis, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, focussing, changing the pain's meaning, changing the feeling of the pain, and desensitization. Two special clinical techniques are also presented; one taken from EMDR (a reprocessing method) and the other from classical hypnosis (The Eye-Roll technique). Any of these techniques can be used at any time, anywhere. Most of them can produce benefits if used for 20 minutes, twice a day.
Written in a succinct format, this book presents a variety of pain conditions seen in acute or sub-acute rehabilitation hospitals and in outpatient clinical settings. Bio-medical and bio-psychosocial perspectives, as well as theory, clinical practice, and practical aspects of managing pain are offered throughout this volume. Chapters are organized by sections, beginning with an introduction to pain as well use of the multi-disciplinary treatment approach. Additional sections cover headache management, pain diagnostics, medication management, rehabilitation, injections and procedures, behavioral management, complementary and alternative medicine, neuromoduation, neuroablation, surgical management of pain, and novel techniques. Business and legal perspectives of pain medicine are also addressed. Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient is a handy resource for any medical, interventional, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, or allied health provider who treats pain across the rehabilitation continuum.
A Hands-On Guide to Breakthroughs in Pain Treatment
Author: Phyllis Berger
Publisher: Hunter House
Category: Health & Fitness
An experienced physiotherapist and acupuncturist shares the benefit of her experience in a program designed to relieve or control chronic pain, describing a variety of techniques, including acupuncture and electrical currents. Original.
A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing
Author: Vidyamala Burch
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.