Mind-body pain management includes a series of techniques
which teach people, who have pain conditions, to reduce pain
sensation and awareness of pain. These techniques can be
used alone or together with medical pain management, such as
medication and injections from a physician. Some
patients find that they are able to reduce their use of pain
medication through the practice of mind-body techniques.
Pain management includes
training in the following:
Body oriented psychotherapies, such as EMDR and Somatic
Experiencing can also be useful in reducing pain related to
high arousal states, when pain is associated with trauma (PTSD).
These techniques promote a person’s ability to self-regulate
and reduce pain.
Dr. McSweeney uses mind-body techniques, cognitive therapy,
an trauma based interventions to help patients manage and
reduce their pain.