A Revolutionary Integrative Approach to the Management of Chronic Pain – 7-Part Video Series

/A Revolutionary Integrative Approach to the Management of Chronic Pain – 7-Part Video Series

A Revolutionary Integrative Approach to the Management of Chronic Pain – 7-Part Video Series

Increasing evidence shows that mast cells, cells of the immune system, may play a larger role in the pathophysiology of inflammatory diseases than previously understood. Our knowledge of what causes inflammation in the brain has grown dramatically in the last few years, but the battle against chronic pain, a symptom of neuro-inflammation, depends on the continued efforts to address and understand all of the parts of the immune system – including the role of the mast cells and the gut microbiome.

The featured video above is the first segment of a 7-part series. Dr. Gary Kaplan explains why it takes a team to successfully treat the complexities of chronic pain which deeply affects each individual uniquely in mind, body, and spirit. Integrative medicine – a holistic approach that encompasses the best of conventional, functional, and other complementary therapies – addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of chronic pain, allowing patients to once again find balance in life and opportunities to thrive.

 

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About the Author:

Gary Kaplan, DO
Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.