Entries tagged with “Chronic Pain”
“I bathe a few times a week. Sometimes every day. In my old tub with my plastic-bag pillow. Telling my body that it’s okay to relax. To soothe. Letting it know that things will finally be okay.”
Here are 15 affirmations for powerful healing support.
The repetitive movements you make every day can be a big factor in aggravating, or even causing, pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Try these four stretches from chiropractor Dr. Amy Shevokas to find relief.
That chronic back pain is a message from your body. Are you listening? These 5 questions will help you gain insight.
A spinal surgeon shares how to relieve chronic back pain without going under the knife.
Are you just imagining your chronic pain?
The surprising reason why some chronic pain patients act like they don't want to get better—and how to help them.
So what's it like to be a bee sting therapist?
The best way to deal with pain is to figure out how to move through it
Beth Darnall talks to Rami about making life adjustments to manage chronic pain.
Two alternative approaches offer hope to those suffering from chronic pain.
Brad Willis, now known as Bhava Ram, was a well-known NBC broadcast journalist who won the Alfred I. duPont Award for his work inside Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation. In t…
The effect yoga has on our body, mind, and spirit are enough to get anyone on the mat. But now, two big studies are proving what many have believed and experienced for ages – that …
Thanks to all those who joined our Chronic Pain Twitter chat on May 21, 2014. We heard from patients, health care professionals, and readers about their personal stories of living …
A novel study suggests that meditation and mindfulness can greatly improve the lives of people with chronic illness, particularly those with diabetes mellitus or coronary heart dis…
A new generation of researchers is getting inside the mind of chronic pain—and unlocking powerful psychotherapies against what might be the nation’s biggest health crisis.
Getting a good night’s sleep can seem like an impossible dream for those in chronic pain. And to make matters worse, the situation tends to worsen over time, resulting in a never-e…
Drop in for a special Twitter chat on chronic pain May 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST. We will be tweeting from @SpiritHealthMag. Join the conversation by following the hashtag #PainChat. …
Chronic pain isn’t always telling us that something is wrong, necessarily, but it is telling us something. When we can tune into the pain, listen to it, and care for it, we may actually be able to learn something about how to tend to our bodies and what our bodies need. This gentle meditation asks the pain specific questions to see if we can learn something from our chronic pain.
An Interview with Vidyamala Burch
A path through pain.
Mindfulness meditation can help us befriend the pain sensations and teach the brain that it doesn’t need to sound the alarm so hard.
Communicating to those you love can be the key to managing chronic pain.
Holly NearCalico Tracks MusicHolly Near is a lovely example of a musical artist who balances personal creativity with a sense of compassion and justice. On her new double CD, Peace…
Pain and emotions are inextricably linked. Here is what your pain is trying to tell you and three ways to release stuck emotions and heal chronic back pain.
Exciting new research indicates that mind-body therapies like meditation can help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.
"In doing the research for our book, Love in the Time of Chronic Illness: How to Fight the Sickness, Not Each Other, my co-author and I learned from the couples and experts we interviewed that there are discernable opportunities, challenges, and coping strategies that emerge when illness becomes the third partner."
Suffering is Optional. Here’s how to find the teacher inside.
Rolfing often gets confused with deep tissue massage, but the therapy is far from it.
Chronic neck pain isn't something you should leave untreated. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifest…
We all have headaches—and, thus, often just accept them. But what is actually causing that pounding head? And what is it trying to tell you?
Yoga as an embodied mindfulness practice has the potential to change your brain. You can become aware of samskaras, habits or patterns, and discover tools to change them. Chronic p…
Pain is important: it tells us that something is wrong. As I discussed in my last post, however, many of us live with chronic pain that is not a danger signal, but rather a pattern…