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Chronic Pain Relief and Pain Management

Coping with pain, eliminating pain. YES! You can be painfree!

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Natural techniques to help you reach a point at which you have freedom from pain
Pain Management How to work in harmony with your body and achieve a high degree of relief for even the most chronic pain.

What's it like to live with chronic pain?
Just take a moment to think about that before you answer. Chronic pain is pain you have had to deal with over an extended period. You become unable to lead an active fulfilling life, which can make you feel depressed. You eventually feel unhappy and exhausted which can make you feel angry and frustrated. You lose the ability to move in comfort and freedom, and as a consequence, you slow down, maybe even stop moving in certain situations. This can lead to a sluggish circulatory system, the consequence of which is increased pain due to oxygen starvation in the joints and muscles.

I'd like to help you create a vision of a painfree future. I'd like to show you that you have the power to create for yourself a different future. Let me help you banish aches and pains. Let me help you relieve the headaches and neck tension, the joint pain and the back pain. Let me show you how to soothe those aching muscles.

I know what it's like to be in pain. I've had my share of long term pain, with the added complication of not being able to take medication to help control it. I had to devise ways to control the pain myself. No ibuprofen, no Anadin, no paracetamol, no morphine, no codeine, sometimes a little Olbas oil, or clove oil, but otherwise nothing. This was when I started looking at alternative ways of dealing with pain, sometimes starting with 10/10 and eventually bringing this down to 0/10 or 1/10.

Why do we fear pain? Where did that come from?
Pain Out of Control For some reason, we seem to fear pain, and some people spend inordinate amounts of time worrying about pain and what might be, rather than what is. Losing the fear of pain is half-way to conquering it, but the real way to lose the fear of pain is seeing it as it really is and not as you imagine it is or will become.

The TV is plastered with adverts for preperations and concoctions that promise to relieve you of even the slightest pain. We have become manipulated by advertising agencies over time to fear pain. How can you tell this is true?

Firstly because they will happily spend large amounts of money creating and promoting a problem that doesn't really exist so they can sell you a solution to alleviate it.

Secondly, they will exagerate a problem with a vivid focus of red pulsating ripples of light and sound eminating from a part of the body, and with the sufferer creating an excrutiating image of agony, so that you can feel that they sympathize with you, when really they just want you to buy their chemical cocktail in larger and larger quantities. The point is to make you feel bad enough about your own situation, that you will see them as the good guys and buy their product. Well, that part obviously works, but if the product was any good why are there millions of people around the country still in pain?

Learn about finding your SUD's level
It really is okay to feel bad about your situation because that will help you tune-in to the problem and look for, then react to, solutions. One of the ways to start that process is to look for a Specific Unit of Distress, or what we call a SUD's level.

Let me explain about SUD levels. First you clearly define the problem and the intensity and assign it a number. This can be 6 out of ten, or 6/10, or 9 out of ten or 9/10. Then you get to work using the techniques I will show you, and I have used myself, over and over again, to bring your pain intensity down to a more acceptable level. As you go through the pain relief tips and practical advice of the program, you will discover natural methods of breaking down your pain. You will find new motivation and energy, a new fulfilling and active life, and a new way to cope with your pain. Pain Relief by Keeping Moving

What is the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?
Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts for longer than 3 months. Acute pain is the type of pain that immediately follows an illness or injury and generally lasts until the illness or injury is healed. We can perhaps understand the reasons for acute pain, but coming to terms with chronic pain, once you come to realize that it isn't going away, is neither simple nor easy. Chronic pain touches every part of your life to some degree and you may feel confused by the unpredictable and uncontrollable nature of your pain.

I keep hearing that pain is all in the head; is this true?
It seems strange to hear this doesn't it? Especially when it's your foot, or your knee, or your hip that seems to be hurting. And even when you hold the point of pain, you can feel changes in pain intensity right in the location of the area that hurts. So when someone says it's all in your mind, it almost sounds condescending, doesn't it? Actually it might even upset you, it's as if the other person is oblivious to your suffering.

But it's true! Pain is simply a sensation, a signal that is interpreted in the brain. Pain is controlled by the brain. Pain is just the body's way to make you take notice of something going on that you need to deal with, or to prevent further damage. The brain is triggered into releasing pain relieving substances and tissue repairing chemicals, and sometimes this is all you need. But sometimes these chemicals are just not enough to control the pain and other measures are sought to back them up. Pain Relief Improves Quality of Life

Pain comes in many disguises. You can fall over, bang your finger with a hammer, overdo your tennis or golf swing, or burn yourself on the stove. You can have pain from other long-term medical conditions like arthritis, muscle strain, cluster headaches, shingles, frozen shoulder, broken bones, heart attack, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), slipped disc, cancer, migraine, sciatica, kidney stones, trigeminal neuralgia, fibromyalgia, pain following surgery and ulcers are a few that you will probably have heard of.

That moment when a body sensation turns into pain is a bit like when you turn up the volume on your stereo. You start with your favourite music, you may even find it pleasurable, but if you keep increasing the volume, the sound starts to become distorted, until the point where you can hardly recognize the music anymore and it just sounds like a booming noise. The distortion and damage to your ears may even hurt. If you imagine that sound signal as a nerve impulse in your body, then when it is low and acceptable it is good for the body, but when it is distorted, it is destructive to the mind and body.

Pleasurable, soothing noise was one of the ways I helped myself meditate away some of the pain. Sounds from nature like leaves rustling, waves at the beach, whale or dolphin sounds, light rain or even a waterfall can bring you to a state of profound relaxation which is very helpful in controlling pain. We call these kinds of sounds 'pink noise' and they are very useful in helping you sleep well, regulate your brain waves and regain some of your energy.

Take everything you can from the Pain Clinic at your local hospital. Then, if you still are having problems, try some of the things I have used myself. Unfortunately I had to develop these myself when the pain clinic told me there was nothing else they could do to help me. So if you are at that place too, then I fully understand where you're coming from. I hope you have found this information useful and feel encouraged to give The Haven's pain management therapy a try. Please contact me if you want to find out about appointments and prices. I look forward to welcoming you soon. Phil.

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