Holism as an approach to treating chronic pain
As an alternative pain rehabilitation therapist I end up seeing a wide variety of clientele who have failed to have their issues resolved utilizing traditional methods. Many times their physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, or surgical interventions fall short of providing the relief they sought, and as such, they initiate their search for any method that may be of help.
At the completion of most of my initial rehabilitation sessions I hear the phrase, “how come no one else told me this?” The client is referring to the time spent discussing their personal responsibility for initiating and maintaining the chronic pain they are in, as well as their personal responsibility for correcting it physically, mentally, and emotionally. In a medical system where efficiency, in regards to time and money, dictates health care intervention, often times the physical form is evaluated and treated with little regard to the mind or vice versa. [Read more…] about Holism as an approach to treating chronic pain