The Pain Cure by Dharma Singh/Stauth C. Khalsa

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The science of pain management has made enormous strides over the past decade or so, but according to Dharma Singh Khalsa, founder of the Acupuncture Stress Medicine and Chronic Pain Program at the University of Arizona Teaching Hospital in Phoenix, too many doctors are still treating chronic pain with useless therapies like tranquilizers. Khalsa has developed a comprehensive program for ending chronic pain that draws on both cutting-edge medical science and holistic therapies. He details the program in his new book, The Pain Cure , offering practical advice and instruction as well as stories from the lives of the many chronic-pain sufferers he has helped.

In the first part of the book, Khalsa explains the four main parts of his program: Nutritional therapy based on a healthy diet that avoids common pain triggers and draws on vegetables, whole grains, soy products, and fish supplemented with foods with anti-inflammatory properties, nutrients that enhance serotonin levels, and supplements that support brain and nerve function Physical therapies and bodywork including acupuncture, massage, aerobic exercise, and mind/body exercises Medication that includes some prescription drugs and over-the-counter remedies like aspirin and ibuprofen but also draws on herbal and homeopathic therapies Mental and spiritual pain control that addresses the underlying emotional conditions that can make the perception of pain more severe and explores directed mental and spiritual work that can alleviate it, including cognitive therapy, meditation, visualization,andbehavioral therapy.

In the second part, he applies the program to specific conditions like arthritis, headache pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, TMJ, and PMS. At no point does Khalsa offer a miracle cure — each part of his program requires commitment, hard work, and sometimes substantial changes in lifestyle. But The Pain Cure offers true hope for anyone suffering from intolerable chronic pain.


About Dharma Singh/Stauth C. Khalsa

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Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., a leading voice in the field of integrative medicine, is board-certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and anti-aging medicine. President and medical director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation in Tucson, he lectures and consults worldwide. He is the author of Meditation as Medicine, The Pain Cure, and Brain Longevity. Food as Medicine was chosen as a main selection of the One Spirit Book Club.
Published January 1, 2001 by Twtp Assorted.
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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