In this podcast with Daniel Roytas I talk about pain management from a holistic perspective and consider the importance of a biopsychosocial approach to pain. We also talk about how the brain plays a major role in pain perception.
Hi everyone, in this video I talk about the upcoming PainWISE chronic pain education course - who it might suit and why, and some of the concepts I will cover as part of the 4 session course. The next online course goes live on Monday 13th of September. To find out more please go here… Continue reading PainWISE – chronic pain education online!
There’s a ton of ideas floating around social media about the best diet for chronic health issues. Some have research to back them up, many don’t. So, when I read this recent paper reviewing the studies that found positive effects of dietary changes on pain intensity in musculoskeletal pain (MSK) I was one happy practitioner!… Continue reading Dietary relief for arthritis & musculoskeletal pain
A recent article written for the Australian Natural Therapies Association magazine discussing as a practitioner how to approach pain from a holistic perspective. We have all felt pain at some time in our lives and as health care professionals many of us are treating patients with persistent pain in our clinics. In acute pain, once… Continue reading Rethinking Chronic Pain
Hello! It has been radio silence for a while but I have been working on a project and my BIG NEWS is that we are about to launch a new pain education program at Vibe Natural Health called PainWise. I am so excited about this 4-week education program because I know how powerful knowledge is… Continue reading PainWise – Innovative Pain Education
If you do a quick search about Turmeric on the Internet you may begin to wonder what it can’t do. The list of benefits reported is extensive and the diseases it is purported to treat are numerous. This super-spice is popping up in all sorts of interesting ways from Turmeric lattes to fermented drinks. It… Continue reading Turmeric, a super spice for pain
Obesity commonly correlates with increased pain. One of the mechanisms for this is relatively straightforward; having central adiposity (fat around the stomach region) or being obese is associated with low-grade chronic inflammation, and this, in turn, is associated with a greater incidence and severity of chronic pain conditions. In the recent study authors (Song. et… Continue reading A high fat diet worsens post-operative pain and inflammation
Managing persistent or chronic pain is complex. Frequently there is a lack of objective reason for persistent pain yet it is real, personal and subjective and people with persistent pain are of then desperately seeking effective pain relief. I recently attended an “Explain Pain” course in Cairns (which was lovely and warm), which looks at… Continue reading Relief with opioid discontinuation
Fat rather than sugar may be the most significant culprit in the development of diabetic neuropathy in Type 2 diabetics. Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes. It can occur anywhere but commonly in legs and feet leading to symptoms such as numbness, loss of sensation and pain. The accepted understanding of peripheral… Continue reading A new culprit in Type 2 Diabetes
Over the last decade we have seen a flood of evidence linking a poor diet with chronic health conditions. But what about chronic pain? Until recently the role of diet in relation to chronic pain in most areas has been marginalised particularly when it comes to treatment strategy. However, we are now seeing some directly… Continue reading You are what you eat in chronic pain