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Healing Chronic Pain & Disease
Don't just cover up symptoms with pharmaceuticals. Heal chronic pain and disease naturally and live a full, healthy, happy life again.
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Yoga Reduces Chronic Pain and Is Effective for Stress Management

Yoga Reduces Chronic Pain and Is Effective for Stress Management | Healing Chronic Pain & Disease | Scoop.it
Yoga is an important tool for reducing chronic pain and is also effective for stress management because it simultaneously addresses the needs of body and mind. One study funded by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), found that people suffering from low back pain who practiced Iyengar yoga regularly for just six months […]

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
askdrmaxwell's insight:

Gentle, relaxing yoga poses can help increase strength and flexibility while reducing pain. 

American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, August 26, 2014 11:01 AM

This article talks about the importance of Yoga in dealing with chronic pain and reducing stress.

This is something that is gaining more and more acceptance in the mainstream media and something that is being applied more and more in American homes.

If you are interested in learning more about stress management or meditation instructor certifications, then please review the program


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Integrative approach reduces chronic pain and boosts quality of life, mood, stress and wellbeing | Arthritis Research UK

Integrative approach reduces chronic pain and boosts quality of life, mood, stress and wellbeing | Arthritis Research UK | Healing Chronic Pain & Disease | Scoop.it

Integrative approach 'reduces chronic pain and boosts quality of life' Published on 23 July 2013

An integrative approach to treating chronic pain, using therapies such as acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and nutritional guidance, can help to reduce pain and improve quality of life, research has shown.

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco's Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine followed 252 patients at nine different clinical sites, all of whom were being treated for chronic pain.

There was no pre-specified treatment course; instead, each patient was assessed individually and given a specially tailored care plan, including interventions such as acupuncture, mindfulness, yoga, massage, manual therapy, diet and nutrition, psychological therapies, healing touch and other energy therapies.

In particular, the researchers wanted to see whether an integrative approach brought about improvements in pain, quality of life, mood, stress, sleep, fatigue, sense of control, overall wellbeing and work productivity.

Analysis revealed that after 24 weeks of integrative care, nearly 30 per cent of patients saw a greater than 20 per cent decrease in the severity of their pain.

There were also significant improvements in pain interference, mood, stress, quality of life, fatigue, sleep and wellbeing, according to a report in the journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Lead researcher Dr Donald Abrams, who specialises in cancer and integrative medicine, observed that chronic pain can be "very difficult" to treat.

"While there have been some therapeutic advances, many patients with chronic pain become resistant to conventional medical treatments or suffer adverse effects from widely used prescription medications with high addictive potential," he revealed.

"The results from this study are particularly encouraging as chronic pain is the number one condition for which patients seek care at integrative healthcare clinics."

We've produced a report about living with long-term pain and how you can help yourself. It includes information on different approaches to pain relief, who you can ask for support and self-help tips. It also includes activities for you to complete to help you record and assess your experiences - See more at: http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/general-news/2013/july/integrative-approach-reduces-chronic-pain-and-boosts-quality-of-life.aspx#sthash.IR60TVzC.dpuf

Via Bedford Acupuncture, Shaftesbury Clinic
Bedford Acupuncture's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:27 PM

The article discusses acupuncture for pain, quality of life, mood, stress, sleep, fatigue, sense of control, overall wellbeing and work productivity.

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Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman

Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman | Healing Chronic Pain & Disease | Scoop.it
Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is. Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no less. If that’s true, then we have complete control over stress, because it’s not something that happens to us but something that happens in us. The dictionary definition …

Via The BioSync Team
Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:23 PM

Excellent helpful information from Dr Mark Hyman on stress. Please do read the entire article.


Stress is as Dr Hyman says, all in our subconscious minds from our thoughts.. This curator has been for many years following the adage "change your words, change your results" and it works.


You can worry yourself into a real chronic illness. Of course we can be concerned, just not to the state of being helpless.


These steps work time and again.


1. Movement - getting up and standing, exercising, walking, running, jogging, dancing, dancing while cleaning the house with the vacuum cleaner (don't laugh - it works), swimming, hiking, camping, playing with your children, yoga and tai chi.


2. Breathing - Taking deep breaths has a biochemical affect on resetting the stress response. This technique is for women and men. Take a deep breath and let out a pleasurable "HA" sound, not AH. It's a different vibration in the body. Doing this as many times in a day as you need, begins to release oxytocin, the natural hormone in your body, which once released begins to evoke  feelings of bonding and trust reduces anxiety and promotes a sense of calmness and security. It transforms your body from the "flight or flight" response mode to a state of "creation and collaboration".


3. Taking a bath - this relaxes your muscles and is great just before bed. Using Epsom salts which contain magnesium, the relaxation mineral and baking soda plus drops of your favorite essential oil will put you into a state of bliss.


4  Sleep - getting a full night's rest is essential for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.


5. "Change your words, change your results - thinking differently opens up solutions to solve your problems.


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Heidi Cohen's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:31 PM

We all experience stress. Here is one simple step that helps me. Let go of what no longer serves you. Breathe, connect your feet to the earth and as you exhale, let go, dissolve, release the tension outward. Breathe in and out! Think and do from what brings you joy. Entertain Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Ignite your heart with love! 

The BioSync Team's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:45 PM

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
—Wayne Dyer

  1. Move
  2. Breathe
  3. Bathe
  4. Sleep
  5. Think Differently

Read more ...

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Adrenal Fatigue and its Homeopathic Restore

Adrenal Fatigue and its Homeopathic Restore | Healing Chronic Pain & Disease | Scoop.it
A Guest Post by Dr. Neha Vijayakar (The Author)

 Adrenal glands are responsible for the “fright, fight & flight” response of our bodies. It is these glands which feel the maximum punch of nervous tension.

Via Dr. Nancy Malik
Dr. Nancy Malik's curator insight, October 6, 2013 1:56 PM

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms such as body ache, fatigue (not relieved by any means, not even by sleep), nervousness,sleeplessness and digestive problems