Understanding Chronic Pain and Healing The Emotional, Mental, and Spirit Self–A Resource Guide
Pain that persists and becomes worse over time can create feelings of despair. You don’t have to feel that way. Here are resources that will help you become, in the words of a well- respected psychologist Maggie Phillips, PH.D., “your own best healer.” On the other hand, you may just need to feel and be a more revitalized self. I have included programs that will boost your self confidence. Self- esteem, after all, is an important element when speaking about the body and mind link to a healthier you. So, lets start our journey to understanding chronic pain and healing the emotional, mental, and spirit self.
Before we begin, let me just say a word about the five general areas that I hope to cover in this resource page.
- Medical side. When one first experiences chronic pain it’s natural to seek a medical solution, to believe the problem can be solved by medications or surgery.
- Retraining The Brian. Pain is produced by the brain. It’s possible that even when the body is out of danger, that is tissue is healed as best as possible, on going pain still persists. The brain must be retrained to deal with the sensitivity of the nervous system.
- Understanding How Emotions effect the nervous system and how to reduce stress.
- Diet, life style, and building self- esteem. What we eat, how we live, and how we feel about ourself effects how well we manage our health.
- Moving more. It’s important to understand that in most cases treating your pain means becoming more active
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RESOURCE 1— The Meaning of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for six months or longer. A good place to get quick and effective explanation is to check out the following link www.painsproject.org . Once there, you can look at two very helpful videos. The first one summarizes the points that I have made and is called “understanding pain: what to do”. The second one is a well presented talk by Elliot Krane called “The Mystery of Chronic Pain.”
The author,Maggie Phillips, explains that Each chapter presents a body-centered skill set to reverse chronic and persistent pain.
RESOURCE 2— Managing Chronic Pain
As stated in an earlier post, essential oils can offer great comfort and assistance in relieving pain without the addition of dangerous chemicals into our system. One of my readers, Sarah, responded to the post and said the following:
“ I have been using essential oils for my sciatica for 7 weeks now—although I still have pain, it is so much more manageable! I use castor oil as the carrier oil, about 2 tablespoons. I add 10 drops each peppermint, genarium, ginger, lavender, eucalyptus oils. For the first time in ages I no longer wake up in the middle of the night with unbearable pain. Essential oils are the only method I will ever use to combat my pain!”
Color Earth is a well- respected company that carries amazing health products, including essential oils for pain. One that I recommend is Pain-Less Essential Oil Blend. It contains Rosemary which is a good remedy for back pain.
I also recommend Color Earth’s Frankincense.
Mental Clarity & Focus: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemon
A good rule of thumb when seeking to make a 2% dilution, and that’s the most common, is to add 12 drops of essential oils to each fl. ounce of cold pressed carrier oil. Never use essential oils undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist.
Cleaning Your Home With Essential oils
Essential oils apart from having great therapeutic value also can help you maintain a healthy environment because of their powerful cleaning qualities. Thus cleaning your home with essential oils will ensure that you are always in a soothing, calm, and healing place. Here are some tips on how you can clean your house with essential oils.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit essential oil purifies the air and can kill airborne germs. You can create an easy to use room spray by adding 10 essential oil drops with two ounces of spring water and put in a spray bottle. You’ll end up getting a sweet, tangy smell that energizes and refreshes the air.
Bathroom Cleaning Spray—Lemon Essential and Tea Tree oils
If you’re anything like me, you don’t really believe you have a clean house if your bathroom isn’t, shall we say, refreshing. Well, no need to worry. You can use the following spray for cleaning the shower, sink, counter top and toilet! It should work great! This spray works well because tea tree and lemon both have disinfecting properties and tea tree has deodorizing properties. Here’s what you’ll need:
•A glass or aluminum spray bottle
•1 cup of Water
•1/2 cup White Vinegar
•8 drops of Lemon essential oil
•8 drops of (tea tree) essential oil
Combine all ingredients in your spray bottle and get to cleaning! Adjust recipe in order to make smaller/larger batches. Make sure to shake the bottle before use as the oils will settle to the top after being stored.
Deep tissue massage can be a great way to manage back pain, but it should be done by a professional who knows what he or she is doing or it make things worse. I recommend Spa 505. They specialize in all types of massage—Deep tissue. Hot stone. Swedish and more. You can book online at www.spa505.com
As stated in an earlier post, https://healthybacksupport.com/tens-therapy-for-pain-management TENS therapy is a form of pain management and treatment technique which uses low voltage electric current to relieve pain by creating and sending harmless and pain-free electrical impulses that travel along nerve fibers beneath your skin and stimulates them, creating a tingling sensation to block other pain signals from reaching the brain. TENS machines are available in hospitals. Here is an opportunity to get great products at a super savings.
RESOURCE 3— Retraining The Brain
This CD or MP3 download of guided meditation for chronic or acute pain provides pleasant diversion for the mind with positive, healing guided imagery and that’s great for chronic pain. I found the CD very powerful and effective in creating a peaceful place for your mind.
You can also learn to use the power of subliminal programing to alleviate pain. Think of it as using your mind as a natural painkiller. This echoes back to what noted noted psychologist Maggie Phillips, PH.D. said about being “your own best healer.” Remember what I said earlier. Pain is produced by the brain. So one can learn to subliminally learn to tune the pain out by deeply relaxing, and using the power of positive thoughts and intentions.
Music,according to the latest research, ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-137116/Why-listening-music-key-good-health.html) works on the autonomic nervous system. The part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heart beat and brain function; also on the limbic system—the part of brain that controls feelings and emotions. A program that I recommend is Whole Tunes. 7 Healing Songs
WHOLETONES is a healing frequency program that comes with seven (7) amazing healing musical tones uncovered in King David’s music. It is a scientifically proven program that will empower you, make you happier and stronger more than you can imagine. It will assist you develop the power to heal yourself and your loved ones using the gift of music. The tones are discovered to use the power of music to improve health, relieve stress, promote healing and bring back sound sleep in less than no time. I found them relaxing and soothing. Word of this incredible collection of healing music has spread around the world like wildfire. You also get 100% of your money back guaranteed if you are not pleased, 365days after purchase. Yes, you heard right. You have 365 days to decide if you want to keep the songs. I think this is an amazing deal.
RESOURCE 4— Diet, Life Style, and Building Self-Esteem
In an earlier post I talked about how Certain foods, according to the latest research, act аѕ stress relievers. In short, consumption оf these foods helps іn maintaining the chemical balance іn the brain. I have also spoken on the impact that good sleep, good weight, and self-esteem can have on your health.
The Fatigue Due To an Acidic Diet
Fatigue is probably the major symptom suffered by an overly acidic body. The toxins produced in an acidic body environment reduce the absorption of protein and minerals, which in turn weakens the body’s ability to produce enzymes and hormones. This also interferes with the reconstruction of cells and other necessary components of energy production. The result is fatigue, poor endurance, an inability to add muscle tone, and general weakness. To abolish your fatigue and become the energetic person you want to be, begin by alkalizing with green products like Alkalift’s Alkalizing Greens Drink or Alkalizing Green Caps.
Over the past year, celebrities and magazines have been touting the ALKALINE DIET, or ASH DIET, as the Latest “hot” trend to cleanse and lose weight. Dr Oz called alkaline foods a “new food category”, and other celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa, and others have voiced their affection for eating alkaline.
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Dr. Steven Lamm – One of the best-known physcians in the United States, Dr, Steven Lamm is an MD and medical correspondent on the hit TV show, The View. He’s a world-renowned expert on men’s health and wellness.
Color Earth’s Pure Sleep. Pure sleep’s propriety blend of soothing botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and melatonin assures restful sleep. This is a well- reviewed product with many happy customers. A typical example is :
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Another great aid for restful sleep are Real Subliminal MP3s Natural sleep Aid and Insomnia albums. They help you get natural sleep without the use of addictive drugs with various other damaging side effects. If you’re having a hard time getting some sleep, give them a try. Real Subliminal offers a life time guarantee. Natural Sleep Aid
As I said in an earlier post, self-esteem is always about erasing degrading thoughts from your mind, while you achieve the positive things. Therefore, free yourself from low self-esteem and your life will start to improve in many ways. Here are some things that can help.
“Primal Leadership—Unleashing The Power Of Emotional Emotional Intelligence” I have read this book several time and with each read I find it more timely. Though it’s aimed at “affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership”, I think it’s valuable for anyone who seeks to understand the importance of self esteem in becoming a more empowered person. The book is available in ebook format wherever ebooks are sold.
Healing Facial Scars. Lisa D’Amato – If you’ve ever watched America’s Next Top Model, you may know Lisa D’Amato. She’s been on the show twice, and won the All-Star edition in 2011. She has endorsed Dermefface FX7. She says
Dermefface FX7 comes with a 90 day guarantee.
Lisa has also endorsed Kollagen Intensiv – The anti-wrinkle cream raised the standard for other so-called beauty creams with a patented peptide called Syn-Coll, which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 354%.
With a floral, fruity, slightly herbal scent it has the following benefits when it comes to skin care: abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, eczema, spots, ringworms, and wounds.
Dr. Dave David – From CNN and MSNBC, Dr. Dave David is a cosmetic surgeon with over 35 years experience. He’s an expert in anti-aging solutions and endorses Skinception Intensive Stretch Cream for reducing the appearance of stretch marks in men and women looking to boost confidence. He also endorses Profellica as a product that stops hair loss safely and naturally. The products also come with a 90 day guarantee.
As I said in an earlier post, when we spend all day at a desk to pay the bills, our
body often gets stuck picking up the tab. One of the best ways to start retraining your
body to move again after suffering pain is doing yoga. However, it’s important to
understand what kind of poses are helpful. Here they are. You can learn more
by enrolling in some online courses.
Understanding chronic pain and healing the emotional, mental, and spirit self is an ongoing journey. I hope that I have provided a good start in giving you the resources that will help you realize your goals.
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