#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…

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

#46 Infrared Light Therapy: Many Conclusions More Questions

Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is a form of medical treatment which applies specific wavelengths and intensities of light to a patient (10). If you Google ‘phototherapy for neuropathy’ the page floods with recommendations specifically for  infrared focused light…

#45 Relaxation: Beyond a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you relaxed? I’m not talking about the minutes watching television over dinner. Honestly, that is what came to my mind first, for who doesn’t enjoy a cozy movie night or Netflix binge? Upon further reflection,…

#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?…

#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…

#41 Keep Hydrated

#41 Keep Hydrated

Neuropathy & Hydration Keeping adequately hydrated is imperative to good health. This is because in order for our cells to function, our body needs to be kept hydrated. Drinking enough water allows our body to maintain enough bodily fluid so…

#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…

#38 geko™-Stimulate Blood Flow to the Nerves

#38 geko™-Stimulate Blood Flow to the Nerves

For many of us with peripheral neuropathy the deterioration of the peripheral nerves results in muscles those nerves are meant to serve becoming weakened or atrophied. The circulation of blood to these areas becomes poor and the nerves in the…