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Rethink Chronic Pain

Relieve Suffering, Heal Your Body, Own Your Health

by (author) Gaétan Brouillard

translated by David Warriner

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2020
Pain Management, Alternative Therapies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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“At last… a book about chronic pain that covers every aspect of this huge issue. A possible solution for nearly everyone who is suffering.”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times-bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.

Do you have arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, or another form of pain? This foundational book on chronic pain offers a holistic guide to living pain-free, which incorporates traditional medicine and natural solutions such as supplements, reflexology, meditation, cannabis, and more.

In Rethink Chronic Pain, medical doctor and proven chronic pain expert, Dr. Gaétan Brouillard, identifies the physical and psychological roots of pain and recommends not one single treatment (as the vast majority of pain books do) but many: he combines osteopathy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, nutrition, mindfulness, and natural products (including cannabis and CBD) into his tried-and-tested approach, which he has used to heal patients in his own practice. Dr. Brouillard also draws on his years of experience as an emergency room doctor, clinician, and medical researcher to explain scientific breakthroughs in pain treatment and how to use traditional medicine and surgery when necessary.

Throughout the book, Dr. Brouillard explores all aspects of pain. He explains the connection between pain and depression and anxiety; the biological and environmental causes of pain; the impact of pain on our finances; the importance of sleep for chronic pain recovery; and the relationship between pain and what we eat. Finally, he shares the benefits of meditation and creative thinking for living a pain-free life. 

An illustrated Pain Guide covers an abundance of different pain types and their treatment options including:

  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • And so much more

Readers will come away with new understandings of their pain and different treatment options—as well as renewed confidence for healing chronic pain at its source.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Dr. Gaétan Brouillard is a bestselling author and highly sought-after chronic pain expert. He has successfully treated countless patients who suffer from chronic pain, including those with complex conditions that have resisted treatment for years. After starting his career as an emergency physician, Dr. Brouillard worked as a clinical instructor for thirty-five years alongside his medical practice. He practices preventive and functional medicine and works acupuncture, naturopathy, osteopathy, and hypnotherapy into his clinical approach.

Editorial Reviews

“At last… a book about chronic pain that covers every aspect of this huge issue—one that affects the vast majority of people on the planet, at least at some point in their lives. This brilliant volume has a possible solution for nearly everyone who is suffering—whether it be on the level of mind, body, or spirit. This book should be on everyone’s bookshelf!” 
Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“With inspiring stories of recovery and the latest science, Rethink Chronic Pain offers a beacon of hope for anyone suffering with chronic pain. A must-have book for getting your life back on track.”
Terry Wahls, MD, IFMCP, author of The Wahls Protocol

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