Living with Pain

Purposeful activities can aid you in focusing your attention on things other than pain levels.
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The Art of Pain Management

People with pain often comment that they find their experiences beyond expression. Talk therapy has been exhausted.  There are no words to describe the journey they have taken.

Both drawing and painting are an effective way for people with pain to express their level of suffering or the type of pain they are experiencing.  However, art is not limited to drawing and painting.  One can sculpt, use objects to create collages, or even finger paint to express your emotions.  Even cooking is an art!

The ACPA has developed this resource full of art project suggestions, words of encouragement and information regarding music therapy.


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Development of this new ACPA web site was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic Foundation and Purdue Pharma.

Medtronic Foundation and Purdue have no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.

Last Updated: 8/31/2017
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