“Guide to Healing Chronic Pain – A Holistic Approach”

Ranked Amazon’s #1 Bestselling Book on Pain Management!

Birth of The Book


I was disabled with fibromyalgia in my early thirties while juggling career, house-building and a failing marriage. I would wake up at night crying because every bone in my body ached with pain.  I was exhausted, depressed and even suicidal.  Even during my darkest days, however, I had hope that one day, I would heal.  I could not bear the thought of living disabled for the rest of my life.

Because I knew that taking drugs wasn't the answer, I went on a search to find the best natural therapies for pain.  What I found was amazing!  I've taken some of the most profound transformational self-healing and spiritual approaches available and put them all into one volume.

The strategies I share are the exact same ones I used to heal myself.  In fact since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia I have since became a national and international adult figure skating (multi) gold medalist. Have hope! Pain relief is possible, and in this book I show you how you can do it too.



Who is Dr. Karen?

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Dr. Karen Kan is a first generation Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong who came to Canada with her parents at one year of age. Both parents, escaping communist demonstrations in Hong Kong at the time, immigrated with no jobs and no money. The importance of a good education and a hard-work ethic were instilled early in all three children.

Dr. Karen completed her medical studies at the University of Ottawa after first completing a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From the first day of medical school, Dr. Karen vowed that she would never become one of those “cold-hearted” doctors she knew about, and made it her mission to study how to help people heal: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Fast-forward a decade: The Asian hard-work ethic caught up to Dr. Karen and she succumbed to fibromyalgia, an “incurable” disease while juggling a new career, housebuilding and a failing marriage. Using complementary and alternative medicine approaches including nutritional therapies, energy medicine and spiritual healing, Dr. Karen was able to heal her disability.

Dr. Karen currently has a thriving holistic medical practice in Lake Placid, New York. She specializes in Holistic and Spiritual medicine, helping people with chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome uncover and heal the underlying imbalances causing their health issues. Her book, Guide to Healing Chronic Pain is an accumulation of over a decade of personal and professional experience in healing pain.

When Dr. Karen is not writing or working in her office, she can be heard weekly on her internet radio show, Blog Talk Radio, interviewing guests on topics of health, prosperity and relationships. She also hosts an annual Holistic Health Retreat & Conference in the Adirondack Mountains, to educate the public on the newest and most profoundest healing resources available.  Her popular retreat includes plenty of audience participation exercises and yummy nutritious gluten-free food.

Workshop Participants Learning Muscle Testing

Workshop Participants Learning Muscle Testing

In her “spare” time, she trains in adult figure skating (pairs and ice dance) with her partner James. Together they have won several gold medals in national competitions…all since her diagnosis of fibromyalgia. She also performs West African drumming with James, and is part of an African dance troupe, Soma Beats, based in Lake Placid.

Commonly Asked Interview Questions

What motivated you to write this book?

I was motivated by my own experience with being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and being told “Oh you might have this for the rest of your life – let me fill out your disability papers.”  I was determined that I wouldn’t be disabled for the rest of my life like so many of m patients with this pain condition.  Through the process of healing myself , I gathered all the information of what worked- and what didn't- and put it into one book.   I felt compelled to share it with those who are searching for real healing to tell them that healing is possible because I am living proof!

How does your book connects with readers?

The book is a weaving of my personal story as someone who has been there and done that, as well as my perspective as a holistic physician – so it really takes in all perspectives of pain into consideration: the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.  So I think readers can really resonate with the  personal experiences that I share and the medical explanation of why pain surfaces in our lives and what exact steps we can choose to heal.  

What do you think is the biggest obstacle that people face when they are looking for solutions to their chronic pain?

I think one of the biggest obstacles to healing occur when doctors tell their patients that a life of pain is their fate and the only solutions is surgery or drugs.  My goal is to empower those seeking healing and give them hope that it really is possible to live a healthy, pain-free life without drugs.

Listen to Dr. Eldon Taylor interviewing Dr. Karen Kan about Healing Chronic Pain on Provocative Enlightenment Radio HERE

Raving Reviews From Leading Wellness Experts

“I cannot recommend this book too strongly to anyone seeking relief from illness and pain!  Dr Kan addresses the subject from beginning to end in straight forward easy to understand language, and she offers a number of alternative methods that have been proven effective that may avoid expensive drugs and other interdictions with potentially frightening contraindications.  You owe it to yourself to read this book before you need to!”

~Eldon Taylor, Ph.D., New York Times Best Selling Author of Choices and Illusions


“Not only has Dr. Kan put together a comprehensive, user-friendly resource for a variety of well- proven healing modalities, but she totally honors the journey of illness and pain.  She invites you into how to lovingly taking responsibility for your pain, but not from the perspective of guilt and judgment.  Rather, she leads you into a beautiful, practical, exploration of what your pain can teach you, and how to remain present and joyful, despite the daily challenges of living with chronic pain. What a gift!”

~Patricia Lee Jones, Co-Contributor of Women Living Consciously


“Fabulous! Enlightening!  As I read through Dr. Kan's Guide to Healing Chronic Pain – A Holistic Approach, I had so many “Aha's!” pop into my mind.  I'm no stranger to chronic pain and I sorely (pun intended) wish I had a comprehensive guide like this one years ago. This book is truly a gift to anyone suffering from pain who doesn't want to take drugs.  This is a must-read!”

~Keith Leon, Bestselling Author of the books: Who Do You Think You Are? Discover the Purpose of Your Life, & The Seven Steps to Successful Relationships

Listen to Dr. Karen as a featured guest on Rising Stars, OM Times Radio with Miriam Knight:

 Other Media Recognition

Adirondack Daily Enterprise  awarded Dr. Karen as “Best of the Mountains – Best Acupuncturist 2014 and 2015

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Dr. Karen in the News

  • Artist Profile – Lake Placid News HERE
  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise HERE
  • Healing Arts – Lake Placid News HERE
  • LakePlacid.com HERE

Dr. Karen: Speaker for Your Event

Dr. Karen ‘s most in-demand speaker topics include:
  • Brain Imbalance – the #1 block to healing
  • Energy Healing – cutting edge healing tools for the holistic practitioner
  • Chronic Pain – the lesser known mind-body-spirit causes and their treatments
  • Stress – How to assess and treat people with energy healing tools
  • Mood disorders – Could it be due to energetic nervous system imbalance?
  • Ghosts and other Spirit Attachments – how spiritual imbalances can affect your health


Access Your Book Excerpt Here: Guide to Healing Chronic Pain – Sample

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Connecting With Dr. Karen

For Interview and Speaker Requests Please Contact: JenniferBurns@karenkan.com

Dr. Karen Kan Fan Page





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