All About Pain

November 10, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Chronic pain affects over 100 million US adults and 20 percent of children worldwide. Each year, Americans spend billions of dollar on medications, surgery and therapies in a quest to find relief - often leading to more suffering and hopelessness. Chronic pain is complex. It changes brain chemistry and can cause a loss of grey matter. Women and men process pain in different parts of the brain and consequently experience pain differently. Dr. Christo explains the complex nature of pain and provides a wide range of tools and techniques scientifically proven to help patients control and defeat it.

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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