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HOPE for Pain: From Treatment to Healing

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A message from Wayne B. Jonas, MD

A message from Wayne B. Jonas, MD

The woman (we will call her Joan) was 45 years old, and she did everything she could for her health. She ate right, worked out, took vacations, worked hard, and had a great family. But 15 years ago she was in a motor vehicle accident and sustained whiplash on her right side.  Although there was no severe physical damage, she began to develop neck stiffness and pain down her shoulder that was intractable.  It was then that her 15-year journey of pain began. Continue reading “HOPE for Pain: From Treatment to Healing” »

A Response to the CDC Opioid Guidline: Implementing Integrative Therapies into Chronic Pain Care

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A message from Wayne B. Jonas, MD President & CEO Samueli Institute

A message from Wayne B. Jonas, MD President & CEO Samueli Institute

Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every adult in the United States to have a bottle of pills. But opioid pain medication use presents serious risks, including overdose and opioid use disorder. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people died from overdose related to opioid pain medication in the United States. Continue reading “A Response to the CDC Opioid Guidline: Implementing Integrative Therapies into Chronic Pain Care” »

PODCAST: An Interview with Henry Samueli, PhD

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Simply understanding how the am/fm radio works; that was the assignment for Henry Samueli’s 7th-grade electric shop class, the point in his life that turned out to be the beginning of it all. Continue reading “PODCAST: An Interview with Henry Samueli, PhD” »

Understanding Bioenergy Medicine with Dr. John Ives

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Thanks to Einstein, we know that all living matter is made up of energy. But there is a difference between traditional energy used in sound, light and magnetic therapies and the more ancient concept of subtle energy that may be behind the healing practices of therapeutics touch, healing touch, Reiki, and Qi Gong. Continue reading “Understanding Bioenergy Medicine with Dr. John Ives” »

Samueli Institute Launches Brain, Mind and Healing Website

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Samueli Institute has launched brainmindhealing.org, a website dedicated to exploring mind-body medicine and its unparalleled healing capacity. Modern medicine, with its many innovations, is still missing several components that if used, would heal patients and leave them with a more promising future. Continue reading “Samueli Institute Launches Brain, Mind and Healing Website” »

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