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The Resilient Body

June 25, 2013

Watching a human body in action is a marvel of nature; the wonders of our anatomy as we move and grow are innumerable.  Science’s insatiable hunger to understand the world has helped us to understand and outline all the different parts that make up this human form.  We have learned so much about atoms, chemistry, […]

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The Tortoise and the Hare

May 21, 2013

Everybody knows the moral of the old tale of the tortoise and the hare: slow and steady wins the race.  This sentiment has proven itself true time and again, so why do we have difficulty embracing it, especially when it comes to matters of health and pain management?  In the west, we have a problem […]

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The Song

April 13, 2013

Who among us hasn’t gotten a little overzealous and blown out a speaker in our home or car?  If you have the volume turned up too high on the stereo, instead of hearing music you will hear noise.  The lyrics and chords of the song will be muffled behind the overwhelming vibration of sound.  The […]

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How to Treat “Expert-itis”

March 6, 2013

What do the nagging mother, the lemming, and the famous surgeon all have in common?  They suffer from severe cases of Expertitis.  Expertitis is a disease in which the sufferer idealizes the opinion of an Expert.  Sufferers include those who believe themselves to be “experts” and those who rely on the opinions of “experts.”  Types […]

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Intensity Manager

February 28, 2013

In an attempt to treat chronic pain, many healthcare professionals attempt to turn it into something concrete and invariable.  They try to give us one specific muscle, joint, or other structural point on the body where our pain originates, so that then we believe that it is curable.  The problem is this: just like every […]

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The Action of Sharing

January 23, 2013

Our minds are most useful because of their ability to discern between objects.  The mind allows us to distinguish between “this” and “that,” and helps us make decisions.  Because of this constant action of distinguishing one thing from another, it can be easy for us to think that the choice our mind has arrived at is […]

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The Pain Principle

December 15, 2012

Watching a human body in action is a marvel of nature; the wonders of our anatomy as we move and grow are innumerable.  Science’s insatiable hunger to understand the world has helped us to understand and outline all the different parts that make up this human form.  We have learned so much about atoms, chemistry, […]

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Turning Down the Volume

November 9, 2012

Turning Down the Volume “Listen to your body.”  How many times have you heard this phrase?  We hear it from personal trainers, yoga instructors, massage therapists, and even doctors.  But what happens when we listen to our bodies and all we hear is blaring noise?  Surely when we are told to listen to our bodies […]

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