An innovative 8-week non-pharmaceutical protocol to relieve and manage chronic pain

Starting Fall, 2018

Dates to be announced

For Information: wellness@chihealthcare.org or 301-355-2030

Chronic pain and inflammation is preventing many of us from living a vibrant, active life. If you or a loved one has experienced this kind of pain, you know that it interferes with many aspects of who we are and who we can be. It limits our ability to be fully present for our family and friends and decreases our productivity and fulfillment at work. Pain, when prolonged, often leads to anxiety and depression.

CHI Health Care wants to be a part of the solution to break this cycle of pain and debilitation. We now offer an effective, evidenced-based, viable solution for pain management that is natural and holistic.

This unique program systematically combines the best high tech, high touch, and natural approaches to manage chronic pain without drugs. Throughout the program, you’ll receive highly individualized care and consistent support from CHI’s naturopathic doctor, Sandy Colvard, and CHI’s clinical health coach, Laurie Williams. You will also learn powerful yet practical techniques for self-care that will help you to manage pain while you are healing.

While there are many ways natural remedies can relieve all kinds of pain, this Program is designed specifically for those suffering pain due to osteoarthritis, unresolved sports injuries, and lasting pain after surgery.

  • Naturopathic Medicine – CHI’s naturopathic doctor (ND) manages all patient care throughout the program.
  • Clinical Health Coaching – Experience the benefit of continuous and individualized support to reach your goals.
  • Cold Laser Pain Treatments – Receive weekly treatments that are non-invasive, safe, and highly effective for relieving pain and inflammation.
  • Massage Therapy – Receive one pain relieving and relaxing massage, tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
  • Mind/Body Practices – Learn and participate in a variety of tried and true pain management techniques for self-care based on gentle yoga, breathing, and other mindfulness practices.
  • Acupuncture– Learn about the benefits of acupuncture for pain and receive a non-needle treatment protocol designed to offer a deep sense of calm and relaxation.
  • Energy Medicine – Learn how to use a rapidly growing therapy known as energy medicine. In this session, you will learn how to use specific techniques to release endorphins that lead to pain relief.
  • Body Mechanics – Participate in an interactive workshop with one of CHI’s chiropractors focused on preventing pain and injuries through simple body mechanics.
  • Health Education – Learn about the pathways and sources of pain, how to build a relationship with your pain, and coping mechanisms to address your pain.
  • Nutrition and Supplements – Understand the role of food as medicine as it pertains to pain and the cause of most pain – inflammation. Receive personalized recommendations for diet modifications and supplements.

AT CHI Health Care, we believe that the best health outcomes are achieved when providers and patients share decision-making and responsibilities throughout the healing journey. In this program, we are ready to commit to providing treatments, services, classes, and techniques that have been proven to reduce or eliminate pain.

You must be ready to commit to honesty and transparency in working with our providers, to scheduling and promptly showing up for all appointments, and actively participating in classes and sessions. When you consider that this program will give you tools to manage pain and, ultimately, find relief from pain, this is well worth your investment.

When you register for the program, you will receive a call to schedule your first and last ND visits, your one-hour massage, and weekly cold laser treatments. Please have your calendar available and be prepared to spend about 15 minutes arranging all of the 8-week program appointments.

 

SCHEDULE

  • ND Initial Visit – During this one-hour individualized appointment with Dr. Colvard, you will have an opportunity to share your personal experience of pain, your medical history, and other information that will be important to consider for your healing journey. Dr. Colvard may recommend dietary modifications and supplements at this time and can answer questions you have about the eight week program.
  • Clinical Health Coach Orientation Phone Meeting – This phone call with Ms. Williams will last between 15 and 30 minutes and will provide an orientation to the Natural Pain Management Program. It will also allow you to get to know each other and have you identify your specific goals for the program.
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your first of eight weekly cold laser treatments with Dr. Colvard. These non-invasive, painless treatments will be administered based on your specific needs and progress. Treatments will be scheduled at the onset of the program.
  • Mind/Body Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm – You’ll attend your first gentle yoga and mindfulness class. Each week of class builds on previous skills learned and introduces you to a number of evidenced-based pain management techniques that you can practice any time. These techniques are designed for self-care and are based on gentle yoga, breathing, and other mindfulness practices and the sessions provide an opportunity for participants to support and learn from each other.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In – This 15 minute phone meeting each week will be to check on your progress, provide support, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your second of eight weekly cold laser treatments.
  • Mind/Body Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm – You’ll attend your second gentle yoga and mindfulness class.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your third of eight weekly cold laser treatments.
  • Mind/Body Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm – You’ll attend your third gentle yoga and mindfulness class.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your fourth of eight weekly cold laser treatments.
  • Group ND Visit 6:00 – 6:45 pm – Dr. Colvard will check in with all patients in the program in a group setting and, based on the feedback and topics of interest, will provide health education related to pain management.
  • Mind/Body Class 6:45 – 7:30 pm – You’ll attend your fourth gentle yoga and mindfulness class right after the Group ND Visit.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your fifth of eight weekly cold laser treatments.
  • Interactive Workshop: Energy Medicine 6:00 – 7:30 om– You will learn how to use a rapidly growing therapy known as energy medicine. In this workshop, you will learn how to use specific techniques to release endorphins that lead to pain relief. Because this is considered a mind/body therapy, this workshop will take the place of the weekly mind/body class.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your sixth of eight weekly cold laser treatments.
  • Interactive Workshop: Body Mechanics 6:00 – 6:45 pm – You’ll participate in an interactive session with one of CHI’s chiropractors focused on preventing pain and injuries through simple body mechanics.
  • Mind/Body Class 6:45 – 7:30 pm – You’ll attend your sixth gentle yoga and mindfulness class right after the Body Mechanics Workshop.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your seventh of eight weekly cold laser treatments.
  • Interactive Workshop: Acupuncture 6:00 – 7:30 pm – You will participate in a workshop about the Chinese Medicine approach to pain relief and receive a group acupuncture treatment. The auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment protocol, using seeds and not needles, is designed to provide deep calm and relaxation, which in turn, helps you to manage pain. The small seeds are placed on specific acupuncture points and stimulate the point by exerting mild pressure. The seeds will stay in place for several days and you can rub or press on them for an added effect.
  • Mind/Body Class – During part of the group acupuncture experience, you will participate in a brief guided meditation as your seventh Mind/Body class.
  • Clinical Health Coach Phone Meeting – 15 Minute Check In
  • Cold Laser Therapy – You’ll receive your final cold laser treatment.
  • Mind/Body Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm – You’ll attend your final gentle yoga and mindfulness class.
  • ND Visit – Evaluation and Healing Care Plan
  • This one hour individualized appointment is where Dr. Colvard will speak with you at length about your experience in the program and evaluate your progress. Together, you’ll create a tailored care plan for the future so that your healing can continue.

 

FEE

$1,699 for full eight week program, including all appointments, services, classes, and treatments. Payment plans are available. Insurance does not cover this program.

 

Clinician Bios

Sandra Colvard, ND, FABNO

Laurie Williams, MA, CWC

Acupucture