Everyone with health related problems can use a doctor as an ally. This is especially true for people with chronic pain. At their best, doctors can provide good management, appropriate referral, emotional support and advocacy. But chronic pain patients are frequently managed poorly and marginalized. How can this be? Doctors are highly trained professionals and […]

Meditation, Martial Arts and Medicine

The 60s counterculture embraced many aspects of eastern culture. The exotic postures and movements of eastern martial arts and yoga captivated the imaginations of many young men and women. Schools proliferated in virtually every western country. While the styles of martial arts varied greatly from the hard-hitting, punching and kicking of Karate and Tai-Kwon Do […]