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Did you know that pain can be overcome with relaxation? When we reduce this stress using a variety of techniques, relaxation can be a form of medicine for the body. This is what Dr. Beth Darnall joins me on the podcast to discuss. She breaks down the effectiveness of relaxation in reducing chronic pain while introducing some techniques that can be done while listening to the podcast!
Beth Darnall, PhD is Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. She develops and investigates behavioral medicine treatments for acute pain in the hospital and after surgery, and for chronic pain. She leads national research on patient-centered opioid tapering, and has authored/co-authored 5 books for patients and clinicians on analgesic use and behavioral pain medicine.