The Psychobiology Of Pain 

All individuals suffer from pain, and problems with pain are one of the most common reasons patients seek the help of Oriental Medicine practitioners. This online seminar explores the reasons we have pain, the neurophysiology of experiencing pain, the mental and emotional aspects of acute and chronic pain and some of the most important pain syndromes treated by OM practitioners. We also discuss the various modalities of treating pain. 


Goals of the course:

After taking this course, practitioners will
• Understand why acute pain is necessary for our survival
• Understand the difference between acute and chronic pain
• Understand the neurophysiology and the psychology of experiencing pain
• Know the various ways of measuring pain
• Be able to provide maximum enhancement of their treatments of pain


This course is £15 for non JCM subscribers.

This course is £11.25 for JCM subscribers.

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Running time: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins

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Speakers Biography

Professor Bruce H Robinson, MD, FACS, MSOM (Hon) is a western trained doctor and advocate for the use of complementary medicine. he is the author of two textbooks on the topic of intergrating Western Medicine and Oriental medicine- Biomedicine: 'A Textbook for Practitioners of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine', Blue Poppy Press (2007), and 'Western Physical Exam Skills for Practitioners of Asian Medicine, Blue Poppy Press (2009). Dr Robinson was the President of AIMC Berkeley, an acupuncture college located in the San Francisco bay area, from 2007 to 2009. He was a Professor and Associate Dean of the Montserrat Medical College in Miami, professor at the Atlantic College of oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. A board-certified general surgeon, he practiced medicine and surgery for 30 years, treating over 80,000 patients. Dr Robinson has a magnificent teaching style, making his webinars a delight to watch.