Facing the consequences of an opioid crisis and the fallout from new opioid prescribing guidelines that are more safety-based, the burden on clinicians to access therapies for persistent, disabling pain is growing. Thus, the spotlight on integrative therapies is more intense. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (division of NIH) found yoga was one of the top 10 complementary health approaches in 2015. A growing evidence base supports yoga for neck and back pain and fibromyalgia. Yoga enhances self care skills and regulates common symptoms associated with pain such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. Clinician awareness about the various types of yoga is generally incomplete and complicate referring patients to a well-trained instructor with knowledge about the complexity of chronic pain to ensure safe practices. Therefore, we developed a yoga program to meet the needs and abilities of people with chronic pain.
Wed, Mar 3 2021, 1 - 2pm