The Pain Solution: A Holistic Approach To Healing

In this episode of the Health and Wellness Coach Journal Podcast, we have the honor of hearing from Dr. Saloni Sharma. Dr. Sharma is a double board-certified physician, Harvard-trained acupuncturist, the medical director of the Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center at Rothman Orthopaedics, and an award-winning clinical assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She specializes in non-surgical pain care and building customized healthy aging programs for patients. 

In her book, The Pain Solution: 5 Steps to Relieve and Prevent Back Pain, Muscle Pain, and Joint Pain Without Medication, integrative health expert Dr. Saloni Sharma introduces a personalized and innovative five-step, anti-inflammatory health program built on what she calls 'microboosts'—small steps that yield significant results. This approach empowers individuals to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and develop a tailored plan for healthy living and aging.

In this episode, with host Dr. Jessica Singh, Dr. Sharma shares her empowering 5R Relief Method. This method integrates practical tools and lifestyle adjustments to address pain's root causes. Discover how to utilize this approach to support your clients and guide them toward improved well-being, even when dealing with chronic pain.

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00:00 - Introduction

01:56 - Dr. Sharma Shares Her Insights On The Use of Holistic Health And Healing Modalities To Bridge Gaps

04:02 - We Need A Team Approach To Health Care

05:26 - Dr. Sharma’s Motivation For Writing The Pain Solution

 07:41 - The 5R Relief Method

10:33 - The Whole Person Approach

11:32 - The Importance Of Functional Goals

12:43 - Health and Wellness Coach Collaboration With Physicians

14:38 - Healing Is An Ongoing Process

18:33 - Where Do You Find The Good Stories?

20:05 - An Inspirational Message For Healing

22:45 - Pro-Social Acts Improve Health

23:58 - Placebo and Nocebo Effects

25:01 - An Introduction To How Acupuncture Can Help With Pain

27:08 - Takeaways