#50 Mirror Box Therapy – Retraining the Brain

Mirror Box Therapy (also known as Mirror Therapy) was created by Villayanur S. Ramachandran initially to assist in the alleviation of phantom limb pain.  The principle of mirror box therapy is the use of a mirror to create a reflective illusion of an affected limb…

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…

#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…

#33 Breathing and Your Nervous System

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Breathe in, breathe out… We all breathe. It is most an automatic, unconscious experience. We can over-ride it by purposefully holding our breath, or consciously changing the rate or depth of our breathing. You may notice that when you are…

#15 Yoga And Neuropathy

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What is yoga? Yoga is a thousands-of-years-old physical, mental, and spiritual practice that is beneficial for many disorders of the nervous system. It is not just bending into seemingly impossible poses. The practice of yoga is composed of asana (the…