I worried I wouldn’t be able to last that long as pain began to creep up. I prepared a written report for my doctor which included what I found in my research related to adrenaline and lactic acid buildup in muscles. (More to follow).
Somewhere during wo-is-me, I must have set the right intention (a new skill I’ve been learning) and I set it for “it is TIME to figure out once and for all, what my body needs to heal.”
What if instead of trying to numb the pain, I could spend more time with my body and less time inside my mind? Where would I even begin?
- More time with my body means less time on the computer.
- More time with my body means taking hot baths to heat up my muscles before I stretch them.
- More time with my body means taking the time to prepare nutritious delicious meals.
- More time with my body means drinking more water.
- More time with my body means listening to the many meditations I’ve accumulated and retraining my mind to overcome pain.
- the mind-body connection to pain,
- key lifestyle changes,
- explains why drugs and cortisone injections are toxic to the system (p.21),
- the psychological effects of chronic pain
- The 10 biggest arthritis mistakes people make
- How long-term stress affects your body (which validates what I just learned in the first article)
- Natural Solutions Your Doctor doesn’t know
- Natural Supplements (yay—I’m already taking the recommended Chinese Herbal Teas & what Ambika just brought me)
- Topical creams, gels, and oils for relief (yay—I am using many of them & have added doTerra to the mix—can’t wait to get some Deep Blue!)
- Exercises (I must take the time to do the suggested ones in addition to going to Curves)
- Resolving Negative Thoughts & Emotions (I’ve been doing Theta Healing belief work)
- Goal-setting and more!
2. I found it on Facebook. Dr. Michael Platt: "The pain of fibromyalgia is caused by a buildup of lactic acid from constant muscle tension. Again, this can be caused by anger from certain interpersonal relationships or from the release of excess adrenaline. Contributing to the buildup is the tension of the muscles compressing small veins—venules—which carry lactic acid out of muscles. At the same time, muscle tension similarly compresses lymphatic vessels that also function to remove lactic acid from muscles. This creates a situation where the lactic acid is continuously building up, but is not able to be drained. …. To lower adrenaline levels, we must first understand why the body overproduces this hormone. Up until a certain time in history, the body only produced excess adrenaline in times of danger. It allowed people to either face the danger or run away from it—the fight-or-flight response. Such a physical response lasted only a few minutes, and as soon as the danger passed, the adrenaline level returned to normal. Today, however, there are people who release adrenaline all day and night without being in danger.”
To read the rest of the article, go to http://alternativemedicine.com/fibromyalgia-curable-despite-what-your-doctors-says/
- PURE L-Glutamine powder to put in my water (to hopefully neutralize the lactic acid in my muscles)
- TerrainMax Kidney Terrain Liquid Multivitamin, Mineral, & Cofactor Dietary Supplement
- TerrainMax Liver Terrain Liquid Multivitamin, Mineral, & Cofactor Dietary Supplement (taking a lot of medications for over 12 years for pain & metabolic side effects left its mark on my liver and kidneys)
- Organa Minerals (I already had some but wasn’t taking nearly enough)
- Super Oxicell (KR-23) Glutathione & SOD Cream by Apex Energetics (An amazing mix of awesome ingredients to rub into my pulse points and other places I hurt)
- Slippery Elm (to sooth acid reflux and dry mouth/throat
- A sheet of simple energy medicine exercises to do every day to get my Chi flowing
“This code is very simple to work, if you're suffering with knee pain simply follow the code in the order you see it. First, making sure the IT bands are released. Then you should warm up with a walk or movement for 5 minutes. Next you want to start with internal and external strengthening of the hips and thighs. After that start igniting those gluts, which is the largest muscle in the body. Next you want to make sure the hamstring is nice and stretched and then muscle engages. Then you want to engage the quad and the core. There are several variations of muscle engaging movements so you can choose which movement works for you and more importantly, doesn't cause you any pain. As you can see in the diagram above. The IT band along with the hamstring both interact directly with the knee and therefore can't afford to be over tightened and must remain loose. This also provides a view of the quad muscle positioned above the knee which has to be very strong in order to keep stress off the knee.”