One-Third of American Adults Suffer From Chronic Pain
Mind-body wellness professionals will benefit from keeping up with current research on the use of mind-body approaches for pain management. One of the most common reasons people turn to complementary and alternative therapies such as yoga, massage and relaxation therapy is for pain relief. One-third of American adults suffer from chronic pain; therefore, discovering nonpharmaceutical methods for pain management is a public health priority.
“There is a growing recognition that drugs are only part of the solution and that people who live with chronic pain have to develop a strategy that calls upon inner resources,” said Josephine Briggs, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. Future research findings should provide increasing insight into cognitive and mind-body approaches that could help the millions suffering from this type of pain.
To learn more about chronic pain and complementary and alternative medicine, go to http://nccam.nih.gov/health/pain/chronic.htm.
For the latest research, statistics, sample classes, and more, "Like" IDEA on Facebook here.
© 2012 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.
|Extreme Interval Training
In this course you'll learn goal-focused intervals and over 50 dynamic exercises and drills to create extensive and intensive training formats.
|Cut to the Core
This is a raw, unedited video filmed live at the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™. Cut to the Core is packed full of core-focused exercises that aim to improve the way you look, feel and live.
|September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training
This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions.