Archive for the ‘Overall health’ Category

Be careful

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
A very wise man once told me that doctors are not always men/women of science, they are men/women of adventure.  That’s why they call it “practicing” medicine.
Several years ago I had an accident that left me injured and unable to walk.  I went through the traditional medical tests and treatments such as MRI, Epidural blocks, X-rays, Nerve conduction studies, etc.  In the end, the practitioner proclaimed that my injury was permanent and prescribed a very powerful and addictive pain medication for me.  I was told the nerve damage was permanent and that I would likely have to be on pain medication the remainder of my life.
I spent six months in a wheel chair, crutches, and eventually a cane to help me get around.  It seemed as though the doctors had been right and that this was the best outcome I could expect.
Roughly eighteen months of pain medication later, I realized something startling.  My cue that it was time to take my medication was not the onset of pain, but rather the onset of withdrawals from the pain medication.  What and epiphany!  It was at that moment I decided to do a little research.  Pain medications have been known to produce a brain response that actually induces pain, simply because it expects that pain to persist.  Once the body rids itself from the effects of the pain medication, this brain response ceases.  I realized that it would be difficult dealing with the symptoms of withdrawal, but I was determined to rid my body of all residual effects of this medication.  I spent a week feeling terribly ill; flu like symptoms.  Once that hell week had passed, not only did I not feel the pangs of withdrawal, but the pain never returned.  I was finally free.  No pain, no need for medication, and certainly no need for a cane or crutches.  It was like a miracle.
So, what’s my point for sharing my story?  Challenge the ideal that anything has to be permanent.  Don’t be afraid to consider the possibility that the mind and body have the power to heal, even when medical science dictates otherwise.  Believe in the power of mind over body and open your mind to infinite possibilities.  Most importantly, believe in the power of self.
Debbie

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Nature is always in charge.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

It is always nature that heals us.  Even if a surgery is used to remove or repair a problem, it is the body that heals after the surgery.  If a person does not allow the natural order (in this case healing)to take place, the natural order begins to reject the interjected solution. Ironically this rejection is seen as a side effect and is also life limiting and triggers further medical intervention. Pharmaceuticals only stimulate or interfere with responses in the body so that the body is free to heal when a person actually heals from the medical intervention.  Most commonly pharmaceutical interventions become life long supports because no healing takes place. They only allow continued maintenence. I am not anti medical!!!   It has its important place.  I am for using medical intervention in a wholistic approach!!!

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Placebo Often Heals

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The use of placebos often heal more effectively than actual pharmaceuticals and surgeries. I believe this is resultant when the placebo pill or procedure tricks the mind into a state ease. It keeps the reactive messages that a mind, alert with fear might send. The fear is often reduced and then is less likely to interrupt appropriate immune system response. It might lead the childlike memories (paradigm) into believing the person has been saved by an outside force.  Free from the childlike powerlessness the immune system is then able to respond more appropriately.

Michael

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“MIND PILLS”

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

“Mind pills”  a name I use for intellectual messages that trick the body into a sense of well being.  They create an illusion that intellectually over rides the body’s sense of  reality.  It works very much like pain killers do when one breaks a bone. The pill does nothing toward healing the bone.  It just subverts the body’s pain message.  The self hypnotic messages also do not correct the problem. They only interrupt the internal messaging system giving one a false reading.  This may be a good short term strategy but could lead to a breakdown when the issues are avoided too long. Pressures are prone to  build up until they can no longer be avoided. The overuse of the broken limb while under the influence of pain killers may even cause new problems.  Over use of the positive thinking can also lead to an overcompensation that causes more problems than were initially encountered.

It is my contention that a good life is contingent on learning how to use pain and manage the adaptations that the pain requires us to make.  We must remember that pain is only a message and recognize that it will not kill us.  The sooner we submit to the pains control the sooner we will maximize the potential for healing.

Michael Rebel LMHC

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HAPPINESS VS COMFORT

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Comfort is a biochemical state.  It is the hormonal cocktail preferred by the individual.  It consists of a unique formula of hormones within ones body.  The formula is concocted during the first 5 years of life.  Our system adapts to it and prefers it.  It becomes our homeostatic biochemical state.  We model our lives around situations that cause us to revisit this state.  It is in essence an addiction. We prefer it even though we profess to wanting something else we call happiness.  The medical profession then labels this discrepancy a “chemical imbalance” and sets out to to challenge it chemically.  Healing, breaking the habit (addiction),  is accomplished though breaking the old familial ties.

Michael Rebel LMHC

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