Natural Pain Relief is a Journey

By: Loolwa Khazzoom, Founder, Dancing with Pain

June 4th, 2010 • Mind-Body MedicinePrint Print

Natural pain relief is a journey, a lifestyle choice, a commitment to process. It ebbs and flows, has ups and downs, and as Martin Rossman, MD says, “precious gains and painful losses.” One week we may feel on top of the world, and another week we may be struggling with our basic ability to function. During those hard times, it is easy to get discouraged.

Keep in mind that, as Adam/DreamHealer says, natural pain relief is a practice — like playing piano well or excelling at a sport. There are good days and bad days. But chances are that the more we keep at it, the better we will get and the easier it will become over time.

For the downswings, I find it useful to keep a list on the refrigerator with a natural pain relief toolbox written out — including things as diverse as dancing, taking a hot shower, meditating, calling friends, and blogging. Consider taking a minute to think about what’s in your natural pain relief toolbox and write it up, then put it in a place where you are sure to see it. And remember: Natural pain relief is a journey. Don’t let anyone psych you out of your healing path just because of an off day or week.



Comments

Cindy June 13th, 2010

Ont thing that you may consider adding to your pain relief toolbox is a spa.  Atera AnyTemp Spas offers a patented technology that offers the ability to control your water temperature much like you control the thermostat in your home.  If you want hot, warm, tepid, cool or cold water, the Atera Anytemp Spa will provide that for you, from 62 to 104 degrees.   In addition to pain relief, a spa will offer you stress relief, relaxation and fun.  Best Wishes!

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