Unknowing ~ An Ancient Path to Peace (Chronic Pain and All)

Chronic Pain often seems to force us to focus on pain, and only pain. Our mind (and spirit) start down a tortured path not of our own making it seems, as we move from the knowledge that the pain, which in most cases ends- has an ending- will subside, to the knowledge that, in our case, it is in fact, never ending.

We seek medical care, but at some point along this journey, we come to the realization that mastery of our minds and spirits

is an essential component of our pain management, our well-being…

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Notes About Creating a Pain Management Plan ~ From an Excellent Resource for Those Living with Chronic Pain

When it comes to pain management there is a lot of confusing information “out there” these days. Along with that comes, unfortunately, much negative and oft-times misleading propaganda around the medicines many of us with Chronic Pain rely upon. Having Chronic Pain 

is a hard row right about now…

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The Healing Circle ~ Mandalas, A Unique Chronic Pain Management Tool

In the circle we experience perfect symmetry, integrity, unity and completeness. This sense of wholeness is also something associated with the ideal state of well-being, of external and internal balance and harmony.

Mandalas (the Sanskrit word for circle) are found in cultures across history, from Tibetan Buddhist’s sand-designs to Native American medicine wheels to European Cathedral’s circular stain-glass windows, and all have been utilized as a path and symbol of spiritual connection, centeredness and too, to foster and guide us towards well-being, in the largest sense of the world…

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For Chronic Pain ~ Move-It-Or-Lose-It is a True Key

 

One of the things we know about the body, beyond doubt, is that movement, exercise, is crucial to the well-being of our entire system. The body is designed to move…

lying down or sitting for too long can have manifold negative effects on many body systems: the spine,

our vital organs and even our brain, all of which do not function nearly as well if you’re living a highly sedentary lifestyle.

But living with Chronic Pain can make movement of any kind near impossible…

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Sobriety, 12-Step-Programs and Chronic Pain

It is challenging enough to have Chronic Pain but if a part of your pain management involves pain medication and you have or have had problems with alcohol and/or drug use in the past, you may find yourself in some seriously deep water.

Many today, especially as people live longer, know some degree of Chronic Pain however few are in pain that is severe enough to require prescription pain medication. And of that number, only a very few have had problems with alcohol and/or drug use.

Many with past substance abuse issues have found help in 12-step programs based upon Alcoholics Anonymous, but…

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