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The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit: 10 Simple Steps to Ease Your Pain

The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit: 10 Simple Steps to Ease Your Pain is an easy-to-read resource that’s chock full of information that patients can put to use immediately. Written at the 8th grade level, it is for the everyday individual who is missing crucial information about their pain: How they can best help themselves.

 
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Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control over Chronic Pain

Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control over Chronic Pain shows you how to harness the power of your own mind to ease suffering and reduce your need for pain medication. In doing so, you will gain control over your pain care and become empowered to live your best life possible. Learn concrete, evidence-based psychological and behavioral alternatives for pain control.

 
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Enhanced Pain Management CD or MP3

Pain is one expression of stress in the body. One way to counter pain is to encourage a relaxation response in the body. The relaxation response decreases heart rate, respiratory rate, muscular tension, emotional distress, and pain-- all without pills.

During this 20-minute guided meditation, you will move through diaphragmatic breathing and progressive relaxation designed specifically for people with chronic pain by Dr. Darnall. Layered behind her voice are subtle binaural sounds designed to enhance the brain's relaxation response. It appears to reduce markers of stress and pain, as well as the need for analgesia.

When practiced regularly, this recording will optimize the mind-body connection and encourage a greater connection with our bodies, even for people who do not have chronic pain. When we are armed with a greater connection to our bodies, we also tend to make better choices and deliver better self-care.

For best results, listen to the CD at least once daily (twice is optimal). The CD may also be useful at bedtime to help fall asleep more quickly or to help alleviate anxiety.