NIM Chronic Pain Program I (September 18 – October 25, 2017) completed

NIM Clinic
Østerbrogade 94, 1
2100 Copenhagen Ø Denmark

We welcome you to participate in our NIM Chronic Pain Study II that offers you an opportunity to receive support from our collaborative team of health practitioners who provide clinical nutritional consultation, clinical psychology, yoga therapy and music therapy.  Our innovative integrative model places people in the center surrounded by a team of support which incorporates non-pharmacologic strategies and principles of evidence-based complementary and integrative health therapies for the management and reduction of pain and associative symptoms. Our integrative health program includes:

  • Integrative Health Care Consultations
  • Integrative Clinical Nutrition Counseling conducted by SRAB Naturopaths who are Certified Naturopathic Physicians (Canada)
  • Integrative Clinical Psychology based in Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) version 2.0 of Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) conducted by Licensed Danish Clinical Psychologists
  • Integrative Stress Resilience which includes Yoga Alliance E-RYT C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapy and SRAB Music Therapy
  • Integrative Physical Medicine that includes SRAB Massage and Acupuncture

Name of Study: Integrative Health Group Visits (IHGV): A Pilot Feasibility Study to Manage People with Chronic Pain in a Nordic Inner-City Medical Clinic

6 Week Program: One-hour consultation/treatment every Wednesday for 6 weeks plus 2 one-hour evening group sessions

Cost: DKK 1800

Location: TBD

Hours of Operation: 9:00 – 16:00 (clinical visits) 16:00 – 18:00 (stress resilience group sessions)

Main Focus Groups:

  • Gastrointestinal (ie. Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS)
  • Cancer (ie. Late Consequential Symptoms of Radiation and Chemotherapy)
  • Heart (ie. Angina, High Blood Pressure)
  • Menopause (ie. Hot Flashes, Sleep Disturbance)
  • Physical injury/trauma (ie. Back/Neck, Migraine, Brain/Concussion)

Participants Criteria:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be available on Wednesdays
  • Must be experiencing some form of chronic pain (including associative stress, anxiety and depression)
  • Must not have severe mental illness

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A naturopathic doctor looks at a cascade of symptoms to determine what went wrong, and why. Symptoms are the body’s warning signs signifying on a deeper level something is not functioning as it should. Naturopathic doctors aim to identify the root cause of illnesses.

With a preventative approach to health, the cornerstone of naturopathic care, is a focus on nutrition with an emphasis that food may provide powerful medicine. In addition, key pillars that support the bodies innate ability to heal are: movement, connection, purpose, and relaxation. The holistic therapies that are utilized in practice include:

  • Clinical Nutrition: assessment of nutritional status, nutritional requirements, food sensitivities, and the use of nutritional supplementation such as vitamins and minerals.
  • Physical Medicine: acupuncture, soft tissue mobilization and massage, and therapeutic exercise.
  • Lifestyle Counseling: diet and meal planning, exercise regiments, stress management, and sleep.
  • Botanical Medicine: the use of herbs as teas, tinctures, and topical applications at therapeutic doses, individually tailored.

Our Naturopathic Doctors

Our naturopathic doctors are licensed doctors trained in Canada holding specialized credentials that are strictly regulated by a governing body that requires these doctors (by law) to follow a specific scope of practice. These regulatory bodies include: The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). Since Denmark does not have the equivalent training, our naturopathic doctors are recognized by the Danish Health Authority as having the equivalent Danish degree of MSc Health Sciences / SRAB Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage.