Pain Management and Wellness

Pain Management and Wellness

To learn more about the topics presented in the PBS documentary "Choosing Wisdom", please explore the resources below - compiled by the American Pain Society and the National Institutes of Health.


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Altemus B. The Gift of Pain : Transforming Hurt into Healing (1st ed.). New York: Berkley Pub. Group, 2003.

Egoscue P, Gittines R. Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain. New York: Bantam Books, 1998.

Fishman S, Berger L. The War On Pain: How Breakthroughs in The New Field Of Pain Medicine are Turning The Tide Against Suffering (1st ed.). New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Gach MR, Henning BA. Acupressure For Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide For Trauma, Stress & Common Emotional Imbalances. New York: Bantam Books, 2004.

Haidt J. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth In Ancient Wisdom. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Kabat-Zinn J, University of Massachusetts Medical Center/Worcester, Stress Reduction Clinic, & Stephen Watts Fund. Full Catastrophe Living: Using The Wisdom Of Your Body And Mind To Face Stress, Pain, And Illness. New York: Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005.

Ma Y, Ma M, Cho Z. Biomedical Acupuncture For Pain Management: An Integrative Approach. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2005.

Melzack R, Wall PD. The Challenge of Pain (Rev. ed.). London, New York: Penguin Books, 1988.

Phillips M. Reversing Chronic Pain: A 10-Point All-Natural Plan For Lasting Relief. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007.

Remen RN. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Santorelli S. Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine (1st ed.). New York: Bell Tower, 1999.

Turk DC, Winter F. The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life (1st ed.). Washington: American Psychological Association, 2006.

Wall PD, McMahon SB, Koltzenburg M. Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2006.


Arnstein P. Comprehensive analysis and management of chronic pain. Nurs Clin North Am 2003;38:403-417.