The True Root Cause of Chronic Pain and How To Manage it Using the Latest Science with Dr. Howard Schubiner
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This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and AquaTru.  Chronic pain impacts millions of people, and yet traditional methods focus solely on pain management, failing to address the root cause of the pain. Today’s guest is here to share a groundbreaking approach to treating pain, revealing that the brain creates pain as a signal of an underlying emotional issue that needs to be addressed, and treatment can be achieved by rewiring our brains.  Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Howard Schubiner to discuss why chronic pain is more prevalent and how it is connected to our brains. Dr. Schubiner explains why the current approach to pain management is flawed and why Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy has been clinically proven to be more effective in treating chronic pain compared to traditional forms of treatment. He also explores how adverse childhood experiences can trigger chronic pain later in life and how we can rewire our brains, ultimately changing our response to pain. Dr. Howard Schubiner is an internist, pediatrician, and the Mind-Body Medicine Center director at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He is a clinical professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and has authored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and books, including three books, Unlearn Your Pain.  In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Schubiner dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Why back pain has doubled in the last twenty years (2:24 / 2:24)What is pain in the body (5:36 / 5:36) The current approach to pain and pain management is broken (11:13 / 8:55) The Symptom Perception Model and its effectiveness (18:30 / 16:09)Incentives that lead to failure in the system (20:03 / 17:45)Why MRIs don’t provide a complete picture of the pain (25:00 / 23:07)Adverse childhood experiences and the relationship to pain (31:50 / 28:00)Awareness of how the brain generates pain (37:15 / 33:09)Tools for assessing and combating pain (44:51 / 40:54) Pain reprocessing therapy: Changing your response to the pain (51:38 / 47:46) What is Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (59:50 / 56:00) Next steps on addressing chronic pain (1:21:00 / 1:17:13)   Also mentioned in this episode: Unlearn Your Pain websiteReign of Pain PPD/TMS Peer NetworkCurable AppCure of Chronic Pain Let your feet do their natural thing, and upgrade your shoes. Just go to and use the code DHRU15 to get 15% off any order.  AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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