VHA Pain Management
For Veterans/Public - Complementary Treatments
This section provides information and links to tools on "Complementary Treatments," for pain manangement, developed for Veterans/Public.
Go to the "Home Practice Exercise" page for a listing of yoga, physical therapy, seated/chair exercises, and tai chi that are on Youtube.
|Title & Link||Source||Description|
|Traditional Chinese Medicine (pdf)||Department of Veterans Affairs||Booklet about Chinese Medicine that describes approaches to health from a Chinese Medicine philosophy.|
|Whole Health Workbook (pdf)||VA Puget Sound Health Care System -Department of Veterans Affairs||A guide to Proactive living and well-being.|
|Mindfulness Resources||Links to mindfulness resources. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool used to manage pain.|
|The Free Mindfulness Project *||http://www.freemindfulness.org/||Collection of free-to-download mindfulness meditation exercises.|
|Free Guided Meditations *||UCLA Health||Collection of meditation audios.|
|Mindfulness and Chronic Pain (video) *||UMNCSH||This YouTube video describes how mindfulness can help with chronic pain.|
|Mindfulness *||Swedish Medical Center||Mindfulness stress reduction techniquies and exercises. Instead of focusing on medication, learn how to reduce the stress and you will find you need less medication.|
|Phone-based Meditation Class on Yoga Sleep(iRest)||Department of Veterans Affairs||Yoga “Sleep” Guided Meditation Classes available from home. WRIISC yoga nidra classes are available to all VA enrolled Veterans,|
|Whole Health||Proactive Living and Well-Being|
|Whole health for life website||Department of Veterans Affairs||Visit this site to use online resources, tools and other information to support whole health.|
|Whole health system video series:||Department of Veterans Affairs||Watch these brief videos and podcasts to learn more about whole health from other Veterans, VA leaders and clinicians across VA.|
|Personal health inventory:||Department of Veterans Affairs||Think about your health in a new way, focusing on what matters most in life and what brings you joy and happiness. Listen to a podcast about this approach and complete a personal health inventory to identify areas of focus to help you achieve your goals.|
|Whole Health For Life - Mobile Apps and Online Tools||Department of Veterans Affairs||Use these web-based and mobile tools to manage pain.|
|All Pain Treatments *||Practical Pain Management (PPM)||Information on: Complementary Treatments, Interventional Pain Management, Manipulation and Massage, Pharmacological, Psychological, Rehabilitation.|
|Complementary Health Approaches to Chronic Pain *||National Institute of Health (NIH)||Evidence to support complementary health approaches for different pain syndromes.|
|"Arthur's transformation"*(video)||https://ddpyoga.com||Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation! YouTube video|
Veteran/Public Pain Management - Resource Topics
Disclaimer: *Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.