April 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Southern Regional AHEC
1601 Owen Dr
Fayetteville, NC 28304

The integrative medicine approach to pain can offer hope, adding safe complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies to mitigate pain and suffering. Such CAM therapies include nutrition, supplements and herbs, manual medicine, acupuncture, yoga, and mind-body approaches. This program will cover various aspects of complementary medicine that can be used to relieve, pain and stress.

  • Review the neuroscience of pain.
  • Explore the role of evidence-based medicine in the treatment chronic pain.
  • Have an experience of mindfulness to better understand the role of mindfulness in pain management.
  • Review available literature and clinical evidence of acupuncture and other modalities of Asian Medicine for relieving pain and improving sleep.
  • Learn how practicing yoga for pain can cause physical changes in the body to promote healing.
  • Address the importance of treating the whole person, mind-body-spirit.


9:00 – 9:45 am The Neuroscience of Pain: Why and How Things Hurt 9:45 – 10:45 am Mind-Body Therapy: Mindfulness and Alleviating Suffering 11:00 am – 12:00 pm How Acupuncture can Relieve Pain and Improve Sleep 1:00 – 1:45 pm The Science of Yoga and Balancing the Body’s Response to Pain 1:45 – 2:30 pm Manipulating the Pain: Osteopathic Manipulation Treatments for Back Pain 2:45 – 3:45 pm Modifications: The Role of Food in Inflammation.

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