7 Self-Care Methods to Manage Chronic Pain

7 Self-Care Methods to Manage Chronic Pain

7 Self-Care Methods to Manage Chronic Pain By guest blogger: Brad Krause of selfcaring.info   Research continues to illuminate how the immune system changes in response to chronic pain. Hopefully, this will provide effective treatment options in the future, but…

#47 Journaling for Pain Management

#47 Journaling for Pain Management

  If you’re suffering from chronic pain, a simple but helpful tool to consider is journaling. It doesn’t involve much (just a pen, paper, and the willingness to sit down and write), but it can be quite useful for pain…

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

#44 Rethinking Self-Talk: Mindfulness

Positive Self-Talk Just think happy thoughts The glass is half full, not half empty Change your attitude, change your life When was the first time you heard these mantras? How often do others say derivatives of the following to you?…

#42 St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)

#42 St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)

Herbal Healing: Exploration of Hypericum for Mental Health Growing one to three feet tall, hypericum reaches out with leafy branches and bright yellow flowers (Spira, 2011). Commonly known as St. John’s-wort, depending on your perspective, you may see a weed…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting., “I’d rather have a vet for a doctor, they know more about chronic pain!” Watch the lecture below. For more of our videos, click here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 2

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 2

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 1

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 1

Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

#40 Qigong: A Therapeutic Tool for Working with Neuropathy

#40 Qigong: A Therapeutic Tool for Working with Neuropathy

Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique which involves gentle movement exercises, meditation and controlled breathing exercises.  This practice may also go by names such as chi kun, chi gung, or Qi gong, all of which translate to…

#39 Visualization and Pain Management

#39 Visualization and Pain Management

Chronic pain is challenging to cope with. Its distracting and often gets in the way of everyday activities. Chronic pain negatively impacts your ability to work, have relationships, or simply enjoy life. However, a growing trend of managing both mild…

When Depression Accompanies Pain

When Depression Accompanies Pain

Depression is the most common mental health disorder, and the leading cause of disability in the world. One in five individuals will suffer depression in their lifetime. Psychological symptoms include depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of worthlessness…