2Morrow's Chronic Pain Program Uses CBT to Manage Pain

 - Feb 23, 2018
References: 2morrowinc & geekwire
The medical industry has long relied on drugs to treat pain, but, in light of the opioid crisis in many nations around the world, tech companies like 2Morrow have been looking to create chronic pain programs that forgo drugs entirely. Harnessing the principles of behavioral psychology, 2Morrow has created a chronic pain program that teaches people how to live with their pain when it flares up, reducing their reliance on drug-based treatments.

2Morrow's system uses a third-wave CBT approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT. In clinical testing, ACT, which involves developing personal strategies for recognizing the emotions associated with pain, has led to reductions in pain-related anxiety, increased activity and physical function, improvements in mood, and more.