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Transforming pain shared medical visit

The Transforming Pain Shared Medical Visit is a non-drug approach to treating chronic pain. It combines the latest evidence-based neuroscience understanding of chronic pain with the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The program uses group synergy, mindfulness, tai chi, qi gong and education to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. The program consists of eight weekly visits of 2.5 hours. There is also one follow-up appointment approximately 8 weeks after program completion. 


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What it is

This series of 2.5 hour visits occur once a week for eight weeks. There will be up to seven other people in your program group. You and the group will learn new practices and develop new habits for coping with your pain.

What to expect

Each week you will have a one-on-one visit with a medical provider followed by the group visit. A new topic is covered each week. Between visits you will have homework and the chance to practice new ways to reduce your pain, including mind-body movement such as tai chi and qi gong. As a group you will be able to share your experience with the other members and learn from them as you go through this process together.

Good for treating

Chronic pain

Good to know

Two providers lead the Transforming Pain group: an acupuncturist trained in traditional Chinese medicine and a provider trained in Western medicine. The provider will bill your insurance using evaluation & Management codes, which are usually covered by insurance.

Source: Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Reviewed by: Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

First published: 1/10/2020
Last reviewed: 1/3/2020

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.