HPP 83 | Active Life Beyond Pain

How To Live An ACTive Life Beyond Pain Combining ACT & PT with Jennifer Battles

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Jennifer Battles Physical Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are two of the most important therapies for pain relief. To live an active life beyond pain, Jennifer Battles believes that combining ACT with PT is the best method. Your time and focus shifts from finding a way

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HPP 82 | Opioid Tapering

How to Slowly and Successfully Taper Off of Opioids with Dr. Beth Darnall

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Beth Darnall Dr. Beth Darnall’s most recent paper, Patient Centered Prescription Opioid Tapering in Community Outpatients With Chronic Pain, raised some concern on opioid addiction and the reduction of opioid prescribing. Dr. Darnall highly believes opioids have a place as part of an integrative pain care

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HPP 81 | Polyvagal Theory

Optimizing Human Experiences Through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Stephen Porges

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Stephen Porges Have you ever wondered how your heart and brain interacts and coordinates? For decades, Dr. Stephen Porges, a leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience, has been studying the connection between human behavior and physiology, specifically the vagus nerve. Dr. Porges’ work

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HPP 080 | Sex Differences In Pain

Sex Differences In Pain And Pain Inhibition with Dr. Jeffrey Mogil

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Jeffrey Mogil When women get pregnant, they carry the child for nine months then go through hours of labor. The notion that women are more tolerant to pain stems from this. However, studies show that women are greatly over-represented as pain patients. Dr. Jeffrey Mogil explains that

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HPP 79 | CBD Oil

Is CBD Oil The New Miracle Oil For Chronic Pain Relief? with Dr. Rachna Patel

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Rachna Patel America is in the middle of an opioid epidemic because it has become the alternative agent for practitioners and patients suffering from chronic pain. It is a natural way of alleviating pain but not without its side effects. There are already 29 states that

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HPP 78 | Loving-Kindness Meditation

Exploring Loving-Kindness Meditation To Heal The Body with Sharon Salzberg

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Sharon Salzberg One way to define mindfulness is awareness of your experience in the present so that your perception of what is happening is not distorted by certain emotions. Being present in the moment of pain allows the mind to tell the body that healing is possible

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HPP 77 | Chronic Pain Management

How To Live Life Well With Pain And Do What You Love with Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Joe Tatta  & Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson Freedom to move and perform activities is a privilege most people take for granted. For some people suffering chronic pain, the ease of doing simple tasks is a luxury. Chronic pain has been defined as any pain persisting over

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HPP 76 | Why We Overeat

Hunger, The Brain And Why We Overeat with Dr. Stephan Guyenet

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Stephan Guyenet Are you finding it hard to resist sinking your teeth into that third donut? Do you find that your pants are getting a little bit more snug than it was just a couple of weeks ago? You are not alone. The struggle with weight

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HPP 75 | Cognitive Diffusion

How To Avoid The Trap Of Negative Thinking Using ACT with Dr Kevin Vowles

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Kevin Vowles Chronic pain can bring in a thick fog that prevents us from seeing that the other side is a better and healthier version of ourselves. There are kinds of pain that have no cure for now, but Dr. Kevin Vowles and Acceptance and Commitment

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HPP 074 | Blood Sugar Imbalance

The Relationship Between Blood Sugar Imbalance And Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Ritamarie

Welcome back to the Healing Pain Podcast with Dr. Ritamarie Blood sugar balance is critical for our cells to get nutrients and energy. Every single organ and system of our body will be affected when there blood sugar imbalance. A symptom of this is brain fog, where the brain just goes offline because it is not getting all its needed nourishment.

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