A Solution For Chronic Pain

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We all know that by managing our stress more effectively, we can more easily reverse the symptoms of chronic pain.

Enter meditation. Practicing meditation is an ideal solution for reducing your stress and easing your symptoms. It can be as easy as taking a few minutes to concentrate, and as simple as closing your eyes and watching your breath.

Let’s look at some of the ways meditation can help you:

  1. Meditation diverts attention away from pain. Concentrating on pain creates more of it. ...
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Linked to Childhood Stress

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Recent clinical studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document the impact of childhood stress on inflammatory responses later in life. These studies link a specific type of stress with autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Researchers call it an “Adverse Childhood Experience” or ACE.

Examples of ACE’s include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, alcohol and substance abuse, exposure to family members with mental illnesses, and other household dysfunctions.

Did you have an “adverse childhood experience”? Were ...

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Do You Have an “Aha” Event?

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Recently, I was working with a client who has Ankylosing Spondylitis. The discussion came to a standstill as she experienced a life-altering epiphany, or what some call an “aha” moment.

We were discussing how ridding the body of stress can reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms. She understood the principle but hadn’t quite grasped the influence that her stress had in her life.

She was describing a scenario when her symptoms were at their absolute worst.  It was a time when she ...

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Meditation: A Proven Path to Stress Reduction

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For some, the word meditation conjures up visions of exotic people in flowing robes, eating nuts and berries or chanting strange and eerie tones. In fact, meditation is something you already do on a daily basis.

Ever watch television and lose track of the people in the room around you? Drive a car and lose your memory of the last five miles? These are forms of meditation. Taking a walk and allowing the mind to float freely while observing your breath ...

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