Living with Chronic Conditions
Denial, alcohol, addictive medical drugs, and over the counter pain pills are commonly used methods for addressing chronic pain. They fail to tackle, however, the actual sources of pain and often result in harmful side effects. The truth is, chronic pain doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in pain management, energy gain, stress relief and full-body health. Keep reading to find out the truth behind chronic pain management and why detoxing might be just what your body needs.
What exactly is a chronic health condition? Chronic pain is persistent. It usually begins slowly and proceeds slowly. It can be constant as well as come and go for more than a three month period. Chronic conditions typically have multiple causes which vary over time and overlap. Symptoms of a chronic health condition include anger, stress, fatigue, depression, and difficulties sleeping.
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million U.S. adults.
-American Chronic Pain Association
Optimal health is balance of the mind, body, and soul. Therefore, a healthy way to live with a chronic illness is to learn how to function at your best which means managing the mental, physical, and emotional components of chronic pain. The following are tips from my detox program- Revolutionize Your Body: A Proven Program to Reduce Chronic Pain and Stress Relief. If applied, they can lend to a life with less pain, more energy, and an overall higher quality of life.
Lemon water is a gentle yet effective way to support and cleanse the liver, kidneys, and colon, and help alkalize the body. It assists in breaking up mucus and provides energy via enzymes, vitamin C, potassium, and trace minerals. Please use fresh, ripe lemons, not prepared lemon juice. Make lemon water simply by squeezing the juice of ½ a lemon into a glass of water.
Moving will be a key component to your lifestyle. Tune into to what kind of exercise feels appropriate, rather than just doing what you usually do or what you think you should do. Walking, yoga, swimming, tai chi, hiking, biking, and strength training are all great ways to get moving. A powerful exercise for removing toxins is using a mini-trampoline to help enhance you lymphatic system.
Gratitude meditation is so simple yet immensely powerful! The gratitude meditation is highly recommended. It is especially important if you often find yourself spiraling down the hole of negative thinking and negative manifestations in your life. This can be done anytime, but it can be particularly good first thing in the morning or before going to bed. Sit quietly with your eyes closed and meditate on all that is good in your life. If you are having trouble finding something good, simply feel gratitude for the gift of breath and a healthy body. Your objects of gratitude can be as big or as small as you want. You may choose to write down these items after or before meditating on them. Do this for as long as you want. You can also do this while walking in nature.
Determine your readiness for change. People only change when they are ready. It's that simple. Are committed to transform the role chronic pain plays in your life? Your belief in your own ability to succeed predicts whether you will attempt change in the first place, whether you will persist if you relapse, and whether you will ultimately be successful in making the change.
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