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Understanding Nociceptive & Neuropathic Pain - Steven Richeimer M.D.

For the last 300 years, our understanding of pain has been dominated by the idea that the human body is a complex machine which is separate from the process of perception. However, pain is an experience and cannot be separated from the patient's mental state, including their environment and cultural background.


Neuropathic Pain - Vol 106 / No 6 / November 1999 / Postgraduate Medicine

People usually think of pain as having some physical cause. Get rid of the cause, and the pain goes away. However, nerves themselves can also generate pain, and this pain often doesn't go away easily.


Medical Management and Self-Management - Richard W. Hanson, Ph.D.

To better understand what pain self-management is about, we can begin by contrasting it with medical management. Medical and self-management represent the two fundamental approaches to pain management.


Pain Management - The Health Authority

Aristotle called pain the "passion of the soul." While our notions of pain may not may quite as romantic as Aristotle's, it is important for us to recognize the constructive functions of pain. Pain is the body's mechanism of self-preservation.


Headache, Hypnosis and Stress - Larry Deutsch, M.D.

It's time you considered what hypnosis can do for you.


Against the Migraine - Susanne Lazanov

"Using visualization people learn to focus on the pain and visualize it getting bigger and then smaller," she said.


Making Peace With Chronic Pain - Marlene E. Hunter, M.D.

A Whole-Life Strategy – Consumer health text on approaches to dealing with pain and managing its impact on one's life, for the lay person. Discusses the difference between physical and psychological pain, helpful lifestyle changes, and alternative techniques for pain relief such as hypnosis and relaxation.


Managing PAIN Before It Manages You - Margaret A. Caudill, MD, PhD

Dr. Caudill's narrative is crystal clear and insightful, demonstrating great empathy for pain sufferers. 


The Other Side of Pain - Eve Harras-Hart

I was walking to my car, when the pain in my hip returned unexpectedly, as it has off and on for several years.


Sleep Easy - Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D., M.S.W., DHANP

Pain, stress, worry, anxiety and panic, illness, the side effects of drugs, uncomfortable or strange surroundings, noise, travel, and the disruption of your normal rhythms and cycles can all play a part in insomnia.


The preceding recommended reading materials contain valuable information; however, they are NOT a substitute for professional advice. Please consult your Psychologist or qualified mental health care professional. 

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