This is a guest post by Rose Cabrera. Rose is a registered nurse and part of the team at Top Security Review, the best source of home security system and medical alert system reviews. Here are 5 things to consider in dealing with fibromyalgia at home. [Read more…] about 5 Things to Consider in Dealing With Fibromyalgia at Home
Self Care: Taking Care of YOU
When you're dealing with a chronic illness where treatment options aren't always clear or effective, finding ways to take care of yourself is extremely important. Simply put, self-care is taking daily steps to lessen the severity of symptoms in order to improve your emotional health, physical health, and quality of life.
Moving meditation is a type of meditation in which we combine mindfulness with physical activity. Any activity carried out with slow, deliberate movements can be turned into a meditation practice. Moving meditation is ideal when we feel restless and it is a great way to get some exercise. If you have fibromyalgia, you may be reluctant to exercise for fear that it will aggravate your symptoms and make you feel worse. I know I was, but that is not the case. If we move more, we hurt less. [Read more…] about Moving Meditation: A Great Way To Move More & Hurt Less
About a 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids are the most widely used treatment option for pain. But new federal rules are making it harder for chronic pain patients to get narcotic painkillers. And the FDA has strengthened their warning about the health risks of taking NSAID’s. Both of which makes it important to learn to manage chronic pain without medications.
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Visual imagery meditation is a relaxation technique that uses the imagination. Although it’s called “visualization”, it involves far more than your visual sense. It engages the whole body, the emotions, and all the senses. Visual imagery can create harmony between the mind and body. The mind-body connection is an important part of pain management. In this post, we will look at how visual imagery can help to manage and reduce chronic pain. [Read more…] about How To Manage Chronic Pain With Visual Imagery
Body scan meditation is a mindfulness practice which is particularly useful for chronic pain. Pain is more than just the physical sensations of the body. It also involves your beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. Chronic pain can cause feelings such as anger, hopelessness, sadness and anxiety. These difficult emotions make the pain even worse. Body scan meditation can help you cope better with the emotions that can exacerbate pain. As a result, you will cope more effectively with your pain — and maybe even reduce the intensity of your pain. [Read more…] about Body Scan Meditation Can Change Your Relationship With Pain
Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and other negative emotions. It is also becoming popular to manage pain. Mindful meditation can change the way the mind perceives pain so that it’s more bearable. Mindfulness is the ability to remain aware of how you are feeling right now -in this moment. The goal of mindfulness is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by paying attention to thoughts and feelings without judgment. By paying attention to our pain, we learn to relate to our pain differently. [Read more…] about Mindfulness Meditation For Stress & Pain Relief