The Everyday Pain Guide:

The Everyday Pain Guide: "It Never Used to Hurt When I...?!"

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Overview

For anyone who has found themselves thinking: “ But it never used to hurt when I… !” THE EVERYDAY PAIN GUIDE is written for them. This book sheds light on three burning questions: Why does it hurt? How do I make it stop? and How do I keep it from happening again?



In this first of a three-volume series, THE EVERYDAY PAIN GUIDE is not about chronic, debilitating pain. Instead, it addresses the familiar bouts of everyday aches and pains that can easily lead to a lifetime of discomfort. Volume One – Put Out the Fire guides readers through an intuitive exploration of the why, what, and how of everyday pain. Author Ya-Ling Liou, a seasoned chiropractic physician and teacher, turns complicated anatomical processes into easily understood concepts. Cartoon- style illustrations and easily grasped analogies describe clearly the intrinsic nature of the body’s mechanical, chemical and emotional causes of pain.



The author compares the pain caused by inflammation to “the body on fire,” and guides readers through the processes of “cooling the fire” and “fire-proofing the body.” Uncovering new ways to pay attention to the body, Liou describes exactly what to do about “nuisance” pain before it turns into a five-alarm fire.

THE EVERYDAY PAIN GUIDE shows readers how to tap into the body’s innate common sense, and spells out in everyday language what they need to know to become their own experts in pinpointing and alleviating their nagging pain. Best of all, readers will find new hope knowing that they can return to a pain-free life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991309405
Publisher: Return to Health, P.S
Publication date: 02/08/2016
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

YA-LING J. LIOU is a chiropractic physician who, after more than 20 years of clinical experience, continues to expand and share her intuitive body care techniques. All of her work takes into account the whole person, and aims not only to address the mechanical balance of the body, but also the chemical and emotional aspects that so often influence this balance.

Growing up with exposure to generations of Eastern as well as Western attitudes towards health provided Dr. Liou with a unique perspective on health care. She began her formal education in the area of applied sciences in her hometown of Montreal, Quebec, before completing a degree program at New York Chiropractic College.

Dr. Liou now lives, works and writes in Seattle. She taught anatomy, physiology and kinesiology at Seattle Massage School (currently Everest College and formerly Ashmead College), and later brought her multiple systems perspective to the Naturopathic Physical Medicine Department at Bastyr University as an adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush' administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in November 2002, is one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. He is Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal, a member of the scientific review board of the Gateway for Cancer research and Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), and six other books.

Sandy Johnson Illustration + Design transitioned from crayons to pencils in the 1950s,
notebook margins to sketchbook pages in the 1960s, dreams to reality in the 1970s, classic print to digital media in the 1980's resulting in sanjidesign.com an ever-evolving online portfolio.

Currently located in the historic, channeltown of La Conner, nestled within the Skagit Valley between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC...the studio is equipped with pencils, paints and digital tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Kodak as well as a diverse list of clients and credentials. . .

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Three Big Questions ....................................... vii
Section I: Why Does it Hurt? ....................................................... 1
Chapter 1 Inflammation: Your Body on Fire ......................................... 3
Chapter 2 Mechanical Triggers .............................................................. 21
Chapter 3 Chemical Triggers ................................................................. 47
Chapter 4 Emotional Triggers ............................................................... 74
Section II: How Do I Make it Stop? ............................................. 83
Chapter 5 Cool the Fire: Address Those Mechanical Triggers ................ 85
Chapter 6 Put Out the Kindling: Address the Chemical Triggers ........... 128
Section III: How Do I Keep it From Happening Again? .............. 147
Chapter 7 Fire Proof Body Mechanics ................................................... 149
Chapter 8 Fire Proof Body Chemistry ................................................... 224
Chapter 9 Fire Proof Emotions and Mindset ......................................... 247
Conclusion: Now What? .............................................................. 261
Appendix ...................................................................................... 265
Illustrations, Diagrams and Photos ......................................................... 267
Resources: Supporting Research ............................................................. 271
Resources: Recommended Reading ........................................................ 280
Index ............................................................................................ 284
Acknowledgments ........................................................................ 293
About the Author .........................................................................

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