Dealing with Chronic Pain-Naturally! – Chronic pain may arise from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or there maybe an ongoing cause, such as illness. However, there may also be no clear cause. Other health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain. Chronic pain may limit a person’s movements, which can reduce flexibility, strength, and stamina. This difficulty in carrying out important and enjoyable activities can lead to disability and despair. Since chronic pain may occur in a variety of locations in the body and for many different reasons, one needs to identify the causes and symptoms of that pain and how it can be relieved. With chronic pain, the goal of treatment is to reduce pain and improve function, so the person can resume day-to-day activities. Understanding pain and exploring natural treatments are among the most common ways to manage pain.
Stress-less with Natural Therapies – Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations-whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. Stress means different things to different people. What causes stress in one person may be of little concern to another. Some people are better able to handle stress than others. And, not all stress is bad. In small doses, stress can help you accomplish tasks and prevent you from getting hurt. Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress. But, we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences. Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune. But, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. So we will try to understand how stress affects our physical, mental and spiritual well-being; and explore natural therapies to help deal with stress.