Kathie Macduff – Art Therapy

Kathie Macduff, artist and teacher, talks about the benefits of art for people suffering from chronic pain and a recent pain management study she work on as the art instructor. Born & Raised in Montreal into a family of artists,…

7 Self-Care Methods to Manage Chronic Pain

7 Self Care Methods for Pain

7 Self-Care Methods to Manage Chronic Pain By guest blogger: Brad Krause of selfcaring.info   Research continues to illuminate how the immune system changes in response to chronic pain. Hopefully, this will provide effective treatment options in the future, but…

#47 Journaling for Pain Management

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  If you’re suffering from chronic pain, a simple but helpful tool to consider is journaling. It doesn’t involve much (just a pen, paper, and the willingness to sit down and write), but it can be quite useful for pain…

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

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Positive Self-Talk Just think happy thoughts The glass is half full, not half empty Change your attitude, change your life When was the first time you heard these mantras? How often do others say derivatives of the following to you?…

#42 St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)

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Herbal Healing: Exploration of Hypericum for Mental Health Growing one to three feet tall, hypericum reaches out with leafy branches and bright yellow flowers (Spira, 2011). Commonly known as St. John’s-wort, depending on your perspective, you may see a weed…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

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Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting., “I’d rather have a vet for a doctor, they know more about chronic pain!” Watch the lecture below. For more of our videos, click here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 2

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Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 1

Middle aged woman standing in front of a podium with a presentation displayed behind.

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

#40 Qigong: A Therapeutic Tool for Working with Neuropathy

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Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique which involves gentle movement exercises, meditation and controlled breathing exercises.  This practice may also go by names such as chi kun, chi gung, or Qi gong, all of which translate to…

#39 Visualization and Pain Management

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Chronic pain is challenging to cope with. Its distracting and often gets in the way of everyday activities. Chronic pain negatively impacts your ability to work, have relationships, or simply enjoy life. However, a growing trend of managing both mild…