As resolutions are made and a new year begins, people often look ahead at the 12 months to come with curiosity and hope. The New Year feels like a fresh start for many, and an opportunity for others to develop and grow. Relief From Pain is excited for what's to come in 2019, as we begin our new project to bring further legitimacy, awareness, and opportunity surrounding energy healing and alternative medicine.
Creating the accessibility of healing
Some of the main goals of Relief From Pain are to increase awareness and accessibility of healing practices and complementary and alternative medicines. As we continue to be active within our immediate communities in the UK, our hope is to allow people greater options when it comes to making choices about personal health and healing.
With healthcare costs increasing, it is not only important but it is necessary for chronic pain and illness patients to understand all of the options they have available to them. Patient access and autonomy in selecting personalized treatment plans is crucial to a populace having ownership over their own health and well being.
But creating accessibility cannot be done alone. For there to be more information about the effects of healing, which can then lead to creating greater awareness about healing as an option for treating chronic pain and illness, we need the help of others.
Studying the effects of healing
Relief From Pain aims to bridge the gap between medical doctors, patients, and CAM therapists by teaming up with software engineers. These engineers are working towards creating more effective and efficient tools for preventative medicine, diagnostics, and cost management of treatment.
Together with a Surrey-based hospital, Relief From Pain will use The InterSystems IRIS Data Platform to research and evaluate the effects of energy healing treatments in combination with established medical practices.
It is our aim to understand how healing therapies are a part of the future of holistic health, and assess the efficacy of CAM therapies on patients within a conventional medical setting. Through the study we also aim to create improved communications and co-operations between medical practitioners and alternative medicine therapists, in order to establish common language, methods, and measurements for working collaboratively.
We need help to execute the study
While Relief From Pain, together with the hospital in Surrey, and the Journey to the Heart and Soul organisation are equipped and prepared to execute the study, we still need funding and the support of the community.
Our goal is to raise enough funding to conduct the study over a 12 month period in order to accurately measure patient recovery times, patient satisfaction and overall wellbeing, recurrence and readmission rates, pain assessment, and reliance on medication.
We are also looking to collaborate with local universities to assist in other aspects of the study, such as anthropological effects, as a way to evaluate and help establish the working relationships between medical practitioners and therapists.
Through the funding of the study, we hope that beginning in 2019 we can better service our communities, provide greater awareness and access to holistic health options, and ensure that all peoples have autonomy over their own healthcare choices.
Join us in furthering the legitimacy of healing therapies!
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