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Story Publication logo October 21, 2017

TEDX: Chronic Pain, Shedding the Second Dark Age

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Marcus Sapere practices Reiki massage on a client in his office in Alameda, California. Reiki is based on the idea that sickness is caused by the changes in energy and that a therapist can manipulate that energy with his hands and mind. Image by Erika Larsen.
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Image by Erika Larsen. Alameda, California, 2016.Think about the last time you took an aspirin. That...

Speaking before a TEDX audience in Jackson Hole the day after the eclipse. Screenshot courtesy Erik Vance. United States, 2017.
Speaking before a TEDX audience in Jackson Hole the day after the eclipse. Screenshot courtesy Erik Vance. United States, 2017.

When medicine finally emerged into the light of the Enlightenment, it allowed for the modern world as we know it. But for millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, it has not been enough.

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