Mind-body Approaches to Chronic Pain

Event Time: Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Pain and Palliative Care
Director(s): Jinny Tavee MD
Description: Chronic pain is difficult to treat as it is often compounded by other issues, such as psychosocial factors, mood disorders, and emotional distress. Mindfulness meditation and other forms of mind-body therapies may target not only the physical component of pain, but also the behavioral and cognitive aspects. By learning to objectify the experience of pain, including the mental and emotional phenomena that accompany it, patients develop better coping skills and report improved pain levels. This talk will provide an overview of various mind-body therapies and discuss how they can be used for the treatment of chronic neurologic pain.
Completion Message: Discussion of how specific mind body therapies such as mindfulness meditation, tai chi, yoga and qigong can be used to treat chronic pain; review studies that demonstrate benefit of mind body therapies in neurologic disorders; explain how discussion of these therapies can be done in the office visit.
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism

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