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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 give up hope of ever being free from pain; sometimes [...]

October 15th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 8

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 adversity. Who does not have adversity in their lives? Gratitude [...]

October 10th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 7

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 with any addiction such as smoking or drinking too much [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 6

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 gets to the root of our pain and suffering. It [...]

September 28th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 5

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 positive. A deeper type of meditation explores who we really [...]

September 24th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 4

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 England Journal of Medicine. In 100 words, Jick wrote that [...]

September 4th, 2017|Meditation & Health, Publications, Research|Comments Off on PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – PART 2

NORWAY OPEN PRISONS

Norway Proves That Treating Prison Inmates As Human Beings Actually Works. “Treat people like dirt, and they will be dirt. Treat them like human beings, and they will act like human beings.” Read Complete Story (PDF)

August 9th, 2016|Research|Comments Off on NORWAY OPEN PRISONS

THE POWER OF ALTRUISM

Western society is built on the assumption that people are fundamentally selfish. Machiavelli and Hobbes gave us influential philosophies built on human selfishness. Sigmund Freud gave us a psychology of selfishness. Children, he wrote, “are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.” more

August 8th, 2016|Research|Comments Off on THE POWER OF ALTRUISM

HOW DOGS SNIFF OUT DIABETES

For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat—an insight that could lead to new medical sensors. Dogs don’t so much see the world as they do [...]

June 28th, 2016|Research|Comments Off on HOW DOGS SNIFF OUT DIABETES

WILCZEK DISCUSSES UNIFICATION OF THE STANDARD MODEL OF PARTICLES

This is an article about physics and the mind, looking ahead 100 years. This was a paper from a talk celebrating the 250th year anniversary of Brown University. Frank Wilczek discusses unification of the standard model of particles (fermions) and forces (bosons) with Einstein's general theory of relativity dealing with gravity. Then he prophecizes about [...]

April 5th, 2016|Publications, Research|0 Comments