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PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 8 - Singing the Blues We’ve talked around depression, discussing anger, hopelessness, anxiety, and fear, but we’ve not directly mentioned it. Yet a common friend of chronic pain is often depression. We can [...]

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 7 - Feeling Grateful for Taking the Next Breath Gratitude is another important quality to cultivate as it brings peace inside our hearts. Gratitude fosters resilience through calmness, making us better at handling [...]

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 6 - Practical Methods to Overcome Anger and Cool Down In order to reduce anger, reflecting on the disadvantages cultivates conviction, strengthening our resolve to practice tolerance. This is the same as dealing [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 5 - Transforming Negativity Through Mindful Inner Work Regarding the emotional component of chronic pain, it is important to work on combating negativity, cynicism, doubt, and suspicion. This type of inner work often [...]

September 28th, 2017|Categories: Meditation & Health, Publications, Research, Uncategorized|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 4 - Meditation to Get Into the Groove Meditation is training the mind to be more focused in the present moment. It is training the mind and heart to be calmer, happy, and [...]

September 24th, 2017|Categories: Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 3

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 3 - Emotional and Cognitive Dimensions of Chronic Pain Let’s explore some of the approaches to treating chronic pain that target the emotional and cognitive dimensions of pain. First, we’ll explore meditation. While [...]

September 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 2

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 2 - Early Socioeconomic Causes of the Opiate Epidemic In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick at Boston University’s School of Medicine wrote a five-sentence Letter to the Editor that was published in the prestigious New [...]

September 4th, 2017|Categories: Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|

PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 1

As appeared on THE PAIN PROJECT by AIMI founder Barry Kerzin, MD Part 1 - THE COMPLEXITY OF CHRONIC PAIN We all know the experience of pain, but few of us know what it really is.  Thus our approach to treatment is often one-dimensional -- drugs. [...]

August 26th, 2017|Categories: Publications, Teachings|
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