Tag Archive for: chronic pain

As we dashed into the hotel lobby, shivering from the freezing wind of a chilly Denver night, my friend and I looked at each other and laughed—remembering the great day we had had.

We were conference presenters together and followed the morning’s proceedings with a calming afternoon of wine, massage, tea and friendship—after briefly visiting a reception for speakers at the conference.

I am a psychologist and TFT practitioner in Los Angeles, and my friend is a forensic nurse with more than 20 years in the medical field.

As we took off our coats, she sighed and revealed, “This cold really makes that pain in my arm hurt like a son of a gun.”

Never having heard her mention it before, I asked, “What pain?”

And with that innocent question began one of the most extraordinary TFT treatment sessions of my career. Read more

Wall Street Journal article says “Top Pain Scientist Fabricated Data in Studies, Hospital Says”

“The anesthesiologist allegedly faked data in 21 studies on the use of various painkillers, including Vioxx”.


Pain is the most common symptom for which older adults, those aged 65 and older, visit their doctor. The older adult population is rapidly increasing as the baby boomers age.

Inadequate pain relief is one of the top reasons people experience a reduced quality of life. The medications are usually toxic leading to many complications and side-effects, even death. Individuals on blood thinners can’t even take most medications for physical pain and are left with little or no option for their pain relief.

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a highly effective, drug-free and non-invasive way to reduce or eliminate even chronic pain without the risk of medications.

With the known risks of painkillers, the fraud appearing regularly in the studies of these painkillers, suggesting unknown risks, we need to help pain sufferers learn and use safer methods for managing their pain.

Length of relief from pain, per occurrence, is also important to the sufferer.

In a study, TFT provided longer relief than that experienced from pain medications. (A free copy of this study is available here).

It makes economic and reasonable sense that we use a natural, risk-free process for pain relief and management, first, before we spend large sums of money for medications with known side-effects and unknown risks.

To learn more about this safe alternative for pain management, click here.

The study mentioned above is available as a free download.

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Lil' Heart Just For You
by Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D.

This letter was written to me one week after I did a pain treatment for a friend. This treatment arose from a casual conversation. I have known this person for about one year, and we are likely to be lifelong friends, as our commitment to helping individuals with disabilities who have become victims of crime unites us. As you will read, her exposure to TFT was completely unexpected, and she had a profound and life-changing experience.

After reading her words, I’ll tell you more of what happened… “Dr. Nora”

A Letter from My Heart…October 8, 2009

Hello!  For those who know me well, you know something about the pain I have had over the past ten years. Those who know me really well know I am not an overly emotional type of person. I tend to keep my emotions to myself. But, as I relate this story I have tears of joy running down my cheeks.

For those who do not know me, I am a Forensic Nurse. I have worked over 20 years in the field of nursing, and am extremely interested in the medical world…thus, I am continually working to learn more to hone my skills and add certifications to my credentials.


I am a person who has lived with moderate to severe chronic pain for what will be 10 years this November 13. On that date in 1998 I was studying for the required ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) in our hospital in-service area, while working as a recovery room/short stay nurse. After about an hour of studying “rhythm strips” and identifying the condition, I stretched my arms up into the air, and as the chair I sat in (a four wheeled steno-chair) flipped backwards, instinctively I put my right arm out to brace my fall.

My right shoulder dislocated, and then snapped back into place causing an immediate sensation of electrical “nerve like” pain, a feeling that made my hand feel fat and my entire arm, from the brachial plexus to the elbow and then ending into the palm of my right hand, hum. The electrical “zinging” down my arm was present and never went away. I also felt a sensation like my arm was falling out of its socket.

It is now, after two surgeries, 9 years of physical therapy, a trip to see a brachial plexus expert at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, 8 years of acupuncture, 9 years of Pilates, 7 years of massage and an on-going home pain management with Oxycontin, Vicodin, Flexeril, and other modalities such as Tea Tree Pain Gel, ice, heat and more massage that I am writing to you. Read more