It’s been a while since my last blog. Life gets so busy, scary, overwhelming, happy, sad, painful,confusing…but you all know that. I finally have a quiet morning and I have lots to say.
First I want to share some more cool ideas about what we sometimes call Alternative Therapies. I am a Registered Pharmacist. I work in a large teaching hospital on the east coast. I’m 56 years old, when I went to school, it was all about the science. Medical journals, research articles and their scrutiny. Anything else was pure hocus-pocus. No exceptions.
Times have changed. We now accept there is an important place for acupuncture, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, talk therapy and other modalities. Not everyone finds the right practitioner. It’s might not be the right fit for everyone. These days more and more patients are giving them a try. Why not? They have virtually no side effects, especially compared to the opioid drugs that are causing such a crisis right now.
When I go to work and talk about meditation, float therapy, therapeutic writing and counseling, many of my peers brush me off as “There goes Karri and her fringe ideas again.”
Well, guess what….My friend E. Amy Janke PhD at the University of the Sciences recently sent me an article she collaborated on for the Society of Behavior Medicine.
Improving Access to Psychosocial Care for Individuals with Persistent Pain: Supporting the National Pain Strategy Call for Interdisciplinary Pain Care.
It’s not very long and not hard to understand. In my not fancy interpretation, it says -Especially in the face of this opioid crisis, we need to embrace non drug therapies and …..Ya know what? Insurance needs to start paying for them!
Thank You Miss Karri for taking time out to write these blogs..they help me ALOT….HUGGS