Neuroplastic Transformation by Dr. M. MoskowitzMay 11, 2016
How to Use Neuroplasticity to Reverse Persistent Pain
This presentation is titled Neuroplastic Transformation: Using Neuroplasticity to Cure Persistent Pain and was presented by Dr. Michael Moskowitz. The event was delivered as an online broadcast on May 11, 2016, as part of International Awareness Days 2016 for ME, MCS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. The event was broadcast from Self Connection in Calgary to an online audience and also an in-house audience. Dr. Moskowitz spoke from his home in San Francisco, California.
About the presenter:
Dr. Moskowitz is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. He served as a member of the Examination Council for the American Board of Pain Medicine from 2006-2010. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California since 2006. Dr. Moskowitz and Dr. Marla Golden have been working together since 2008 developing a revolutionary, practical therapy for persistent pain which utilizes our brain's ability to change itself (neuroplasty) to cure persistent pain. They have published a manual “Neuroplastic Transformation” outlining their approach. The manual is complemented by additional information and animations on their website. Dr. Moskowitz himself developed chronic pain after a fall. He was motivated by his own experience to study the literature in search of a better approach. He came to understand how the acute symptom of pain in the body is transformed into persistent pain – a disease of the brain
Neuroplastic Transformation Workbook
- As it becomes persistent, pain changes from a symptom to a disease. This change is caused by changes in the pain processing centers in the brain.
- Neuroplasticity occurs throughout life, with any change in the body and with thoughts, images, images, sensations, memories, emotions, movement, beliefs, relationships, and culture.
- The brain can be accessed and counter-stimulation to shrink the pain map and restore its normal function.
- Treatment goals should shift from reining in pain to reversing the neuroplastic processes that maintain it.
- Dr. Moskowitz describes how to change the brain back to a healthy state with respect to pain. It takes motivation to change, and relentless awareness to catch opportunities to transform.
- You don’t have to change everything right away. Traditional rescue including pain medication has a role while you are learning how to apply the neuroplastic strategies. As you become more functionals
In this presentation, Dr. Moskowitz explains how and why Neuroplastic Transformation works. The objective is to return the body and brain to normal function (not to live with pain). It is simple but not easy. Transforming your brain requires daily practice – just like learning any new skill. The presentation is 1 hour long and maybe watched using the video player below. At any time, use the Full-Screen button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video to expand the size.
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