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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How the Body Heals Itself

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In order to feel my best I find it helpful to think of healing not in terms of medical science, but as a natural philosophy.

Philosophy means the love and pursuit of wisdom. The philosophy of healing entails a deeper experience of inner wisdom, and the awareness of an aspect of mind and body that protects us and keeps us well.

I know it can be difficult or controversial for some to think of healing this way. Some people just don’t buy ...

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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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The Link Between Emotional and Physical Health

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Studies now prove that your emotions are inextricably linked to your physical well-being.

Think of how your blood pressure rises significantly when you feel anxious or threatened. High blood pressure has become a major problem for many people, and it’s a pretty clear example of what is called the mind-body connection.

When emotional health is unbalanced, it consumes a huge amount of  your energy. Negative emotions take many forms which work their way to the surface as anger, depression, anxiety, jealousy, envy, rage, passive aggressive behavior, ...

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