A recent statement from the Joint Commission (the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations), has bumped Integrative Medicine ahead of pharmaceuticals as a leader in the management of chronic pain. Some very compelling research evidence has been published that demonstrates yoga’s powerful reversing effect on chronic pain. What does yoga have that the other Integrative modalities don’t? It can be delivered in a variety of group settings, and clients can also do it at home by themselves.
Health care policy advising organizations like the Bravewell Collaborative suggest that Integrative strategies not only provide better care, they also lower costs and improve patient self management. Therapeutic yoga adds to this formula the power to help people take their health into their own hands. Earlier this month I presented at MAHEC’s Women’s Recovery Conference on the important role of yoga therapy in addiction recovery. And I’m honored to have been asked to speak at this summer’s Integrative Medicine Conference at MAHEC focusing on Chronic Pain.
Therapeutic Yoga has a bright future in health care! We are very proud to be leading the way with our RYT500 program for yoga professionals and also our RYT200 training for Behavioral Health Professionals.
In my last newsletter I told you we’d share the second part of our free webinar that we did last year: The Neuroscience of Yoga and Addiction Recovery, Part 2. So here it is!
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