What are the obstacles that are creating stress in your life, and how do you overcome them? We all have obstacles - from a never-ending to-do list, to a recent (or not so recent) diagnosis of a chronic condition. Pain can be an obstacle. So can communication with someone who doesn't understand what you're going through.
For me, my biggest obstacle for decades, has been driving. I live in southern California...land of the freeway.....and these days, combined with the land of the text messages. Not a good combo. In fact, a combination that increases my stress levels every time I drive.
Here are a few practices that will help you overcome your obstacles.
And if you've got chronic pain, why don't you come join my private Facebook group Plan B For Pain. Because there's always a Plan B.
While some scientists condemn energy medicine as a hoax, others are doing research which supports the idea that we all exist within a field of energy. In modern science, it's known as the Quantum Field. In ancient China, they called it the Qi Field.
What does that have to do with healing? Everything. Because changing the energy field around and within you promotes healing - mentally, physically, emotionally. Lots of science on this one, but why not see for yourself? First check in with yourself and see how you're feeling on a scale of 1-10. Got it? Now check out this video: Dancing Around The World. Rate yourself afterward....and see if there's any difference in your mood, your pain....whatever!
For more about alternative and complimentary medicine approaches to chronic pain, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety, etc., come visit my website Plan B For Pain. I've got a free guide to 3 proven tools which help with chronic pain.
And come join my private Facebook group Plan B For Pain
Pain will naturally cause tension in the body. It's how your body plans on protecting itself. So your body will tighten up, tense up, curl up....and that not only doesn't help, it can also make matters worse.
Here's a simple technique to improve your alignment so that you can help decrease your pain, and the stress that comes with it.
Come join us in my private Facebook group called Plan B for Pain! There's inspiration, laughter and community waiting for you! Remember, there's always a Plan B!
Scientists have known for a while that everything vibrates, and that each cell in your body emits a sound. Your heart, blood, nervous system, muscles - everything - is vibrating and emitting sound. Is your "orchestra" playing in tune? Are they even playing the same music?
This is what sound healing is all about. Tuning up your orchestra....and I predict that it will play a major part of the medicine of the future.
I know there are days when even getting out of bed is impossible, so the idea of walking seems downright crazy. Well, on those days, it is. On those days, maybe the only exercise you can manage is rolling your ankles around....or your wrists. Well then....roll your ankles around and give yourself a gentle pat for doing your exercise.
But don't let that be an excuse to make ankle rolling your main source of exercise. Back in the 1940s and 50s, smoking was the biggest health risks. Today it's sitting. In research involving over 100,000 people, what became crystal clear is that sitting around all day causes tons of health problems - right up to and including premature death. You've already got a health problem, which is bad enough. If you don't get moving, you're going to be headed downhill from there.
If you're one of the lucky ones with access to a pool, then swimming might be your ticket to regular exercise. It has the advantage of being very gentle on your joints. And if you're...
Who seeks sound therapy, and how does it relate to Chinese Medicine?
Let's say there's someone who tends to obsess over things, like a dog "worrying" a bone. Another person tends to anger easily. A third person is fearful....etc. And let's say that each of these people has pain. The pain will show up quite differently in each case. One might get stomach aches, another will tend to sprain an ankle or shoulder, while the third one might complain of low back or knee pain. In each case, there is an imbalance in the energy system of that person which incorporates the whole person - not just the bodily tissue involved. This is what underlies the term "Mind-Body Medicine" - something that is beginning to be embraced by western medicine, though it's roots trace back thousands of years to ancient China.
Back then, when the bells at each temple were rung, they noticed that when one bell was struck, the others would resonate. This led to the idea that there was an invisible force that...