Episode 141

The Science Of Pain: Natural Ways To Manage Chronic  & Acute Pain + Hidden Causes With Dr. Rachel Zoffness

Plus the truth about popular pain treatments like biofeedback, CBD, magnesium, and more!

I’m so excited to welcome Dr. Rachel Zoffness to the podcast. Dr. Zoffness is a leading global pain expert who is working to revolutionize the way we understand and treat pain—she’s a pain and health psychologist, lecturer at Stanford University, and assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. She’s the author of The Pain Management Workbook and Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, which are treatment guides for people living with pain. On this episode, we talk about: 

  • why a pain recipe revolutionizes how you deal with pain (+ how to figure out yours)
  • the three hidden causes behind all types of pain
  • why, from a neuroscience perspective, literally all pain can be lessened 
  • a guide to developing your own pain plan
  • the three things that universally help reduce pain, regardless of what caused it
  • the best diet to manage pain 
  • what causes chronic pain, and why it impacts some people more than other 
  • what to do today to avoid pain in the future if you aren’t experiencing it right now
  • the relationship between trauma and pain 
  • the surprising way our genes impact how we feel pain
  • the scientific reason why some people like pain in sexual situations
  • how to activate your brain’s natural opioid system 
  • exactly when it makes sense to take pain killers 
  • a genius way to communicate your pain to other people in a way that they understand it 
  • if taking CBD for pain is actually doing anything 
  • and so much more!

We would LOVE to hear from you any thoughts, reactions, or takeaways you have as you’re listening, so definitely screenshot and tag me @lizmoody and Rachel @therealdoczoff on Instagram. 

To enter the giveaway to be one of the 15 winners of Rachel’s Pain Management Workbook, comment on my most recent post mentioning something you loved or learned from the episode, and follow me @lizmoody and Rachel @therealdoczoff on Instagram. 

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Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.

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