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Chronic Pain Programme

If you suffer from chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be to your everyday life. Pain medications may help a somewhat, but often comes with significant side-effects. The good news is that by addressing the underlying drivers of pain through lifestyle and nutrition, you can reduce the severity of your pain and regain control of your life.

Through our Chronic Pain Programme, we help you unpack the root-cause of your pain, the impact pain is having on your life, the impact your life is having on your pain and develop a series of nutritional, lifestyle, mindset strategies to help minimise these impacts and reduce your experience of pain. Where needed, we can also prescribe plant-based medicines such as medicinal cannabis. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Programme participation is capped at 10 clients per intake. This ensures participants are getting the most value out of the programmes and their My Health Toolbox experience.

Programme intake renews quarterly. The next programmes will start on Monday, 6 June 2022.

Registration for the June intake closes on Sunday, 5 June 2022.

Standard - 3 months

Early Bird Offer
$320
$ 295
/ month
  • Comprehensive Assesment
  • Personalised Treatment Plan
  • 1 x 60min Consult with Functional Medicine GP
  • 1 x 30min Consult with Functional Medicine GP
  • 1 x Standard 4-Week Meal Plan
  • Access to Weekly Webinars

Premium - 6 months

Early Bird Offer
$495
$ 450
/ month
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Personalised Treatment Plan
  • 2 x 60min Consults with Functional Medicine GP
  • 1 x 30min Consult with Functional Medicine GP
  • 2 x Personalised 4-week Meal Plans
  • Access to Weekly Webinars
  • 2 x 45min Consults with Food Coach
  • 3 x 30min Consults with Pyschologist
  • 4 x Group 'Living Room' Sessions with Functional Medicine GP
  • Educational Modules
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Our approach to chronic pain management

At Kintsugi Health, we believe in a non-pharmacological root-cause focused approach to managing and treating your chronic pain. 

Addressing Inflammation

Low-grade chronic systemic inflammation is a universal driver of chronic pain is no different. Using targeted nutritional and lifestyle medicine strategies, we address the main sources of this inflammation in your life i.e. gut health, stress, lifestyle, environment and food.

Using Food as Medicine

Plants contain thousands of chemicals able to interact with your cells. Not only do they provide antioxidants to protect DNA and promote cellular health, they also contain natural anti-inflammatory ingredients which act on the same pathways as anti-inflammatory medications.

Helping You Master Your Mindset

Pain is the brain's response to a perceived or actual threat. How we think and feel emotionally plays a significant role in how we experience pain. While much of what happens in our brain is out of our control, changing how we think can change the context of our pain and reduce its impact.

Focusing on Plant-Based Medicine

Most pain medications come with a host of unleasant side-effects. They often require higher and higher doses, for the same clinical effect. Medicinal cannabis and other nutritional supplements may help reduce dose requirements of some of the problematic pain medications

Still not sure if this programme is the right fit for you? Book a FREE discovery call with us today, and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.

How does the programme work?

  • You will be asked to complete a comprehensive medical and lifestyle questionnaire
  • You will receive a referral for a comprehensive health screen (Medicare covered)
  • You will be offered optional functional testing (out of pocket, cost not included in programme fee) to help us identify your unique triggers and drivers
      • Gut microbiome mapping
      • Organic acid testing
  • As part of your treatment plan, you will receive a completed timeline and functional medicine matrix depicting the interconnectivity between your symptoms and the 8 functional nodes
  • After your initial 60-minute session with a GP, and once we have received the results of your health screen, you will receive a preliminary management plan to get you going.
  • This plan will be reviewed and adjusted after your first 30-min GP review session, and once we have received the results of your functional tests.
  • Some participants may meet the criteria for medicinal cannabis as a plant-based pain relieving medicine. Sessions for this can be added to the programme.

The programme is implemented in three phases:

I. Setting the stage – preparation 

While we gather as much information as we can, your responsibilities start with implementing a 4- week detox/ elimination diet to reset your gut and your immune system, and to identify any specific food triggers. You will have access to a 4-week meal plan to help you navigate your way through the elimination diet. Premium participants will have access to our food coach for more strategies and tips. 

Having a mindset that works with us, rather than against us is essential if we want to make lasting changes. Standard programme participants are given access to the Resilience 101 educational module. Premium participants have 3 sessions with our clinical psychologist, in addition to the educational module,  to help you master your mindset, and learn how to  manage stress constructively. 

II. Making it happen – implementing your plan

This is where the adventure starts, and you get to implement your own management plan, which includes lifestyle interventions as well as a therapeutic food plan.  Premium participants will have ongoing input from our food coach.

You will also receive access to the Lifestyle Foundations educational modules

III. Making it last – maintenance beyond the programme

We work with you to review progress, troubleshoot and tweak your plan to make sure that what you’ve learned can be incorporated into your lifestyle for life-long health and wellbeing. 

We provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to not only implement your plan, but to incorporate it into your lifestyle:

  • Weekly meal plans
  • Food coach support 
  • Psychological support (mindset, stress management strategies)
  • Small group support
  • Weekly webinars
  • Education

Programme Dates

2022

Standard Programme
(3 months)

START: Monday, 7 March 2022

END: Sunday, 29 May 2023


Registration currently closed

START: Monday, 6 June 2022

END: Sunday, 28 August 2022


Now open for registration

JOIN TODAY

START: Monday, 5 September 2022

END: Sunday, 27 November 2022


Registration currently closed

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

START: Monday, 12 December 2022

END: Sunday, 5 March 2023


Registration currently closed

2022

Premium Programme
(6 months)

START: Monday, 7 March 2022

END: Sunday, 4 August 2021


Registration currently closed

START: Monday, 6 June 2022

END: Sunday, 4 December 2022


Now open for registration

JOIN TODAY

START: Monday, 12 September 2022

END: Sunday, 12 March 2023


Registration currently closed

START: Monday, 19 December 2022

END: Sunday, 18 June 2023


Registration currently closed

The next programmes start on Monday, 6 June 2022.

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Standard - 3 months

Early Bird Offer
$320
$ 295
/ month
  • Comprehensive Assesment
  • Personalised Treatment Plan
  • 1 x 60min Consult with Functional Medicine GP
  • 1 x 30min Consult with Functional Medicine GP
  • 1 x Standard 4-Week Meal Plan
  • Access to Weekly Webinars

Premium - 6 months

Early Bird Offer
$495
$ 450
/ month
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Personalised Treatment Plan
  • 2 x 60min Consults with Functional Medicine GP
  • 1 x 30min Consult with Functional Medicine GP
  • 2 x Personalised 4-week Meal Plans
  • Access to Weekly Webinars
  • 2 x 45min Consults with Food Coach
  • 3 x 30min Consults with Pyschologist
  • 4 x Group 'Living Room' Sessions with Functional Medicine GP
  • Educational Modules
Popular