An overnight treatment for back pain?

back painYes. But, as with so much in life, it’s not a “one and done.” It is process. A slight shift in habit and practice that allows your body to unwind postural kinks and find a space of ease and comfort. And from that neutral place of comfort help to promote the healing of stressed and damaged tissues.

Today’s guest noticed that her patients were getting results from acupuncture, but lifestyle habits caused stress or injury to their backs, thus leading to a “two steps forward, one step back” dance of progress and relapse. She discovered that even 5-10 minutes a day of gentle spinal decompression could make a big difference in her patient’s well-being.

Listen in and find out how to treat your back pain overnight.

Show Highlights:
4:16 Using your sleep time to help heal your back.
7:14 Putting the pieces togethe — why treatment helps, but doesn’t stick.
10:12 How to sleep away your back pain.
21:56 Getting gravity to work in your favor
24:23 How long does it take to notice results?
28:32 Learning to pay attention to your experience.
36:16 How you get out of bed makes a difference.
42:55 Do you have a tablet computer?
43:51 Do this five minutes a day.


Lisa HLisa Hanfileti is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and an active member of the Acupuncture Business Academy. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Lisa received her Masters (MA) Degree in Biology from Boston University where she specialized in research in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Lisa worked as a Laboratory Technologist specializing in Embryology and Andrology and became interested in the (often unaddressed) influences of mind, body, and spirit (including stress, emotions, and beliefs) on infertility.

Her exposure to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine began when she tried it in 1995 because of chronic headaches and insomnia. (But that’s only half of the story! For the full story, read, From Acupuncture Skeptic To Believer and Beyond on Lisa’s “other” website, dedicated to helping new acupuncturists create, manage, and grow a successful acupuncture practice.)

Clinic address:  
18810 NE 18th Street
Vancouver, WA  98684
Visit Lisa’s clinic website

Links and Resources:
How to cure your back pain overnight handout

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