Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Pain

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 2.5

In this workshop, Dr. Vanessa Ruiz educates on non-pharmacological approaches to relieving chronic pain. Non-medical mental health professionals need an increased awareness of chronic pain as it is often a symptom of complex trauma. Dr. Ruiz will lead you through the various root causes to chronic pain and ways to address/mitigate pain through breathwork, movement, nutrition, herbal supplementation and potential alternative therapies to supplement clinical mental health practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify various functional causes for chronic pain.
  • Participants will evaluate different approaches to chronic pain management.
  • Participants will implement integrative strategies (nutrition, breathwork, movement, etc) in treatment of chronic pain.
  • Participants will incorporate strategies to reduce inflammation such as diet, herbs and modalities such as hydrotherapy.
  • Participants will gain knowledge regarding physiological mechanisms for pain such as oxidative stress, inflammation, poor circulation and more.
  • Participants will incorporate integrative strategies to prevent the development of chronic pain.

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