Pediatric Pain Program

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Ackerman A201
Speaker: Nancy Ruvalcaba (Pediatric Pain Program)
Extras: Photos | Discussion Thread

An informal discussion with Nancy Ruvalcaba from the Pediatric Pain Program where they use a variety of CAM approaches in chronic pain in children.   PPP treats children with chronic pain by introducing these kids to various CAM treatments such as music therapy, art therapy, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, family therapy and more. We discussed about the most common ways kids are treated and depending on what symptoms they have, there are different approaches to healing and easing the pain. We also touched bases on how many of the treatments offered at PPP are through mind-body connection and the results of these treatment shows how important mind-body connection is. Also, we also explored how parent’s behavior and response to pain can be reflected in their children.

*Note: This event was originally an naturopathy event. But unfortunately our speaker, Holly Lucille, R.D., N.D. canceled.  You can still learn more about Dr. Holly Lucille at her website.

Also check out these pages to learn more about naturopathy!


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. duanewyatt  |  November 29, 2009 at 7:33 AM

    I started a project ten years ago to develop my ideas to improve patient care. I am searching for help to develop them clinically. The silence is disheartening.
    I hope that you would be kind enough to read about these ideas on my Blog at:
    Thanks for your kindness.
    Duane Wyatt

  • 2. Mary Byrne Eigel  |  January 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Wish I could attend. How awesome that you are presenting such information and resources. I was a child with chronic pain until the age of 40. Being on the other side, I now spend energy on trying to dialogue and share resources about what can help. Pain is such a complicated animal. You mention so many therapies that I have personally found to be valuable even after the pain. Because it is then that you have to put the pieces back together and to reunite your mind and body.
    Is there any digital info available for those of us to far away to attend?

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