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?…

Margo – Ischemic Total Peripheral Neuropathy

Margo – Ischemic Total Peripheral Neuropathy

Margo developed neuropathy when, during surgery, she lost too much blood and her nerves were permanently damaged. Listen to this inspiring woman as she talks about her road to recovery, living with Ischemic Total Peripheral Neuropathy, and her experiences with…

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

#43 Herbal Healing: Butcher’s Broom for Poor Circulation

Neuropathy in Autonomic Nerves Neuropathy comes in many forms, with peripheral neuropathy being the most noticeable, due to detectable experiences like pain and numbness. Meanwhile, autonomic neuropathy and its symptoms are less easily recognized. Since autonomic neuropathy affects the autonomic…

#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…

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 3

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 3

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan spoke at the CNA January 2018 meeting. Dr. Kaplan is a retired researcher from the University of Calgary who spreads the word about nutrition and mental health. She works to educate people about the important role of nutrition…

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 1

Micronutrients with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan-Part 1

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan spoke at the CNA January 2018 meeting. Dr. Kaplan is a retired researcher from the University of Calgary who spreads the word about nutrition and mental health. She works to educate people about the important role of nutrition…

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…