Sunday, February 25, 2018

Integrative Methods


Biofeedback and Pain Management

Autonomic dysregulation is a central feature of centralized pain syndromes. Thought ruminations have been shown to amplify pain perception. Learning to shift emotions with heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback improves empowerment and self-regulation skills. During our 2015 Annual Clinical Meeting, we interviewed Rauof Gharbo, DO, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist and Neuromuscular Electrophysiologist, to


The Business of Chronic Pain Care

In the past, non-traditional, health-promoting practices, such as acupuncture, massage, healthy lifestyle training and mind-body practices, have appeared to be at odds with the disease-management through medication and procedure focused model of medical care within our healthcare system. Non-traditional approaches to care (often referred to as integrative medicine, integrative health or integrative care) no longer


Complementary and Integrative Medicine: The Military Medicine Experience

Over the past decade-plus, the U.S. military has been engaged in the longest armed conflicts in history fought by volunteers engaged in often multiple, recurrent deployments into combat. The resulting injuries, illnesses, and combat wounds associated with training, deployment, and active combat are frequently complex, multifactorial, and often associated with chronic pain. Conventional care of

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