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  • Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

    Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

    What is mindfulness meditation and how can it help to relieve chronic pain? Emotions, thoughts, and perspectives can all have an impact on the way we experience pain. Non-pharmacological interventions such as mindfulness are becoming more widely researched and are viable alternatives or adjunctive therapies for individuals living with chronic pain. Mindfulness-based approaches have been found to positively impact individuals with various pain conditions in terms of decreasing pain, improving quality of life, functioning, and pain acceptance.

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  • 4 Beginning Yoga Poses for Those with Scoliosis

    4 Beginning Yoga Poses for Those with Scoliosis

    Engaging in a routine yoga program targeted to treat scoliosis may help reduce the severity, correct your spinal posture, and/or improve balance. To help you kickstart a yoga routine, here are 4 easy yoga poses that you can try at home with a yoga mat or a thick towel. It is important to start slow and easy, and as with any exercise, always check with your doctor or therapist first.
    1. Mountain Pose - This is a great pose for beginning your yoga practice. It helps with balance and core strength, and it is a pose that requires you to stand tall and steady, like a mountain.

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  • Ergonomic Tips for a Home Office

    Ergonomic Tips for a Home Office

    Set Yourself Up for Success - Although you may be able to get your work done at a cramped desk, in poor light, or while you peer at a far-away computer screen, none of these things is great for your body. When you hold yourself in awkward positions, you may get problems with your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. If you already have a condition like arthritis or diabetes, you may be at higher odds of that happening.

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  • Pain Vs. Suffering & How to Ease the Suffering

    Pain Vs. Suffering & How to Ease the Suffering

    Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. Let’s take a closer look at this old adage. One of the things that makes pain different when compared to other sensory systems, such as vision, hearing, and touch, is that pain is often directly associated with suffering. While you can get annoyed with a bright light, or irritated with an annoying sound, pain is unique in that prolonged experience with pain in most cases results in at least some degree of distress or suffering. Suffering by its nature encapsulates negative affective or emotional phenomena. A brief look at synonyms for suffering is telling: distress, anguish, hardship, torment, and adversity.

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  • What is ACT and how can it help you with your chronic pain?

    What is ACT and how can it help you with your chronic pain?

    ACT focuses on accepting what is happening in the present that may cause a flare-up in symptoms and facing things head-on. Let’s see how ACT can help you. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) stems from some of the same concepts as CBT; it helps you to understand your pain, to come to a state of acceptance, and to commit to taking action to live with your chronic condition more effectively. As with CBT, it helps you to empower yourself and improve your life while living with your illness.

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  • Talking About Pain: How To Say It Hurts?

    Talking About Pain: How To Say It Hurts?

    Talking about and explaining chronic pain is extremely difficult for most. Here are some tips on how to make the conversation easier. A broken leg in the cast automatically triggers sympathetic glances and supportive actions. People rush plump pillows, fetch a glass of water, and do anything else they can do to help the poor fellow with the broken leg. There is no doubt in their mind about the pain he is experiencing.

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  • Regulating Emotions to Beat Opioid Addiction

    Regulating Emotions to Beat Opioid Addiction

    Can Stress make Pain Immortal? we discussed how our emotional state and stress affect how much pain we experience. This article discusses how the absence of emotion regulation skills increases the risk of abusing opioids by taking them other than as prescribed. Abusing opioids increases the risk of addiction and overdose.

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  • Pain Hurts More When You Believe It Will Last Forever

    Pain Hurts More When You Believe It Will Last Forever

    Pain beliefs are a major factor that affects how we experience pain. It can work both for us, and against us! The way we perceive each situation determines how we feel. Our perceptions are strongly influenced by beliefs we develop by thinking the same thoughts repeatedly. Healthy habits of thought result in more positive emotions, less stress, and less pain. Unhealthy habits of thought result in more negative emotions, more stress, and more pain.

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  • Foods That May Help With Muscle Cramps

    Foods That May Help With Muscle Cramps

    Eat to Beat Them - Muscle cramps happen when your muscles tense up and you can’t relax them. While painful, usually you can treat them yourself. Exercise, dehydration, and menstruation are common causes. One way to stop cramps is to stretch or massage your muscles and to eat enough of these key nutrients: potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. They’re called electrolytes, and you can find them in the following foods.

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  • Pain: Not All In Your Head, It’s In Your Brain

    Pain: Not All In Your Head, It’s In Your Brain

    Did you know it's always the brain that decides when to create pain? Let's learn how we can influence it. Being told your pain is all in your head is annoying. I used to immediately shut down when any advice sounded like they were saying my pain wasn’t real. The problem is, we perceive pain—all pain—through our mind. I was ignoring information that ended up helping me when I finally listened.

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