Complementary & Alternative Treatment For Chronic Pain
Sometimes the cause of the pain is known and sometimes it isn't. Either way the problem is that the pain is long term and may or may not be completely curable.
If you have any long standing pain such as back pain, arthritis,IBS, or fibromyalgia etc. you are suffering and life is not very good for you. Common side effects of chronic pain are stress, muscle tension, insomnia, depression and fatigue.
Constant pain wears you out. If you do not even have a diagnosis, if in spite of many tests and procedures, your doctor has no idea what is causing you to have a chronic pain, it can make you feel very alone and often very angry too. If you feel angry with the medical profession this is quite normal!
But, no matter how bad things are, chronic pain can be improved even if not completely banished. You can begin to reverse this cycle of events and take control of your pain and your life once again.
Living With Chronic PainLiving with chronic pain is a challenge for anyone. Chronic pain management requires a willingness to experiment and try different therapies to find out what works best.
On this site we want to introduce you to the many types of complementary and alternative therapies that can help with chronic pain.
Complementary therapies are intended for use alongside medical treatments that you may be receiving from your health care professional. If you are attending a pain clinic you should talk to the therapists there about the new techniques you are using, or considering using.
Pain clinic staff are very familiar with many of these chronic pain management therapies and may be able to help you to access them. Its always good to work in conjunction with health professionals who are involved in your care.
Mind Body Tools For Easing Pain
Although chronic pain occurs in different parts of the body and can be caused by many different things, all types of chronic pain cause the same kind of problems which can often be relieved with similar therapies.
An important part of chronic pain management is learning to use the power of your mind. Your mind is a powerful allie and you can enlist it to help control your pain and greatly relieve your suffering.
This is not in any way to suggest that pain is all in your mind. In fact if you understand how pain happens you will see why these mind body pain management tools work. After all everything we see, do, feel or think is controlled by the brain.
No matter what kind of pain you are suffering from these complementary therapies will help you. Just hold on to that and you will find that it is true!
In fact why not start with the mind right now? The therapy created by Dr.Jon Kabat Zinn for patients at the Massachusetts Hospital Pain Clinic is very helpful indeed. You can get his pain therapy on a set of CDs.I use t myself and it is very helpful. Mindfulness Meditation For Pain Relief
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