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American Pain Foundation

Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.

 
Energy Healing - Star Johnsen-Moser

Star teaches how to contact and work with all the energy pathways within and surrounding us: the meridians, the chakras (solar, lunar, stellar), the nadis, the etheric body, and the axiatonal grid.

 
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center

The Pain Rehabilitation Center offers three outpatient rehabilitation programs that use a behavioral therapy approach to help restore physical activities and improve the quality of life for people who have chronic pain conditions. A major emphasis of the program is discontinuation of pain medications.

 
Yoga and Chronic Pain

Two yoga therapists worked with American Pain Foundation to develope a yoga curriculum guide, allowing health professionals, therapeutic recreation staff, and other practitioners to replicate their program in healthcare settings. You can download the cirriculum guide and booklet on this page.

 

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10 Keys to Successful Coping

Original 2001 Series by Bruce Campbell, author of The Patient's Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, on how to live well with long-term illness.

 
10 Keys to Successful Coping (Revised 2005)

Revised 2005 Series by Bruce Campbell, author of The Patient's Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, on how to live well with long-term illness.

 
Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women's Health

The CNS is an interdisciplinary research and clinical center which aims to enhance our understanding of how stress, pain and emotion interact in health and disease. They have interesting articles on living with chronic illness in their archives.

 
Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia Page

 The Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia page is a great source for information on the symptoms, treatment, life style remedies, alternative therapies and support groups for people with Fibromyalgia.

 
National Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis and fibromyalgia.

 
National Fibromyalgia Association

The National Fibromyalgia Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.

 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

 

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Chronic Pain: Why You Shouldn't Ignore It

This article has tips to help you describe the pain you're feeling to your doctor. Useful for other kinds of chronic pain, too. From www.webmd.com

 
Headache Quiz

Take a short quiz to see if your headaches might be classified as Migraines. The quiz is sponsored by Treximet, but their Migraine section has some good, basic information on triggers, treatments, etc.

 
Restoring Your Temple

 Restoring Your Temple is the website of author and Physical Therapist Lisa Morrone.  She wrote the excellent book, "Overcoming Headaches and Migraines" and I have links to her Headache Tracking Charts in the resources section.

 

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American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.

 
Brain Science Foundation

 The Brain Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for meningioma and other primary brain tumors and to advancing the understanding of brain function as it relates to these tumors.

 
Brigham and Women's Hospital

 Easy to understand, in-depth information on Meningiomas

 
Cancer Leadership Council

A patient-centered forum of national advocacy organizations addressing public policy issues in cancer

 
Meningioma Mommas

 A great support community founded by a Liz Holzemer, herself a meningioma survivor.  This site was invaluable to me when I was first diagnosed.  It has an excellent message board and user community.

 
National Brain Tumor Foundation

Presents general information, addressing such topics as types, symptoms and treatment.

 
North American Brain Tumor Coalition

 The NABTC is dedicated to improving the prognosis and quality of life for brain tumor patients.  The Collation educates policymakers and advocates for increased research into brain tumor treatments, causes and rehabilitation.

 
Disclaimer:  The information contained within this site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. The information presented is based on my own personal experience with my own unique set of medical conditions. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. What works for me could be catastrophic for you. Consult your medical team for treatment options suitable for you.
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