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The Mind is Medicine

I was talking to an athlete and asking him how they get through extreme events when suffering with pain.

What I got back was something I hadn’t expected – the use of imaginary medicine! 286 more words


Breathing for Pain Control

When the body experiences stress our nervous system can become more sensitive to pain. Stress can be in the form of emotional or mental stress, but also physical stress caused by pain itself. 495 more words

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Nasal Spray alternative to Needle?

2TheApex: Yes!

Last June the FDA approved an anesthetic nasal spray (Kovanaze) for use in restorative procedures on teeth #4 through #13.  It takes two squirts 5 minutes apart (a third squirt may be needed sometimes).  54 more words


Slow painful week

Last week was brutal. Multiple trips to the clinic, too many needles, zero energy and joint pains. The last two clinic visits were on a wheelchair, mostly because of joint pains. 440 more words


Becoming a Patient

July, 1996

I completed my most difficult semester of graduate school thus far. I took pathophysiology, taught by a physician from Russia who had a heavy accent and was challenging to understand. 964 more words

Christian Nurse

Latest update about mindfulness meditation

Please follow my other blog as I take you into my journey to deal with my disabilities with mindfulness here


Chronic pain vs. chronic pain

Hmmmmm … where do I begin?  I guess at the start.

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” he asked.

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