My new Intergrative medicine GP suggested I read Deepak Chopra's book . I've begun to read but have some way to go to understand. However the idea that we hold within ourselves the secret of well being strikes a chord with me. I went to Deepak Chopra's website and signed up for their newsletter. Today I received the first one and found much to like. In particular this
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Today's newsletter focused on change. In an article David Simon M.D. says, The most important concept in Ayurveda is the principle of Agni. The root of the English words “ignition” and “ignite,” Agni represents the elemental force of transformation. Everything in the universe is engaged in a perpetual process of changing from one thing into another. Ayurveda encourages us to tend our inner sacred fire by taking time to quiet our inner dialogue in meditation, eating vital foods, entraining our biological rhythms with the rhythms of nature through regular sleep wake cycles, and engaging in activity that kindles our passion for life. Enlivening the inner fire of transformation allows each person to be a source of light and love in a world that urgently needs both.
Fire is a symbol which signifies the burning pain of complex regional pain syndrome. Meditation has been shown to tame that fire. Controlled breathing and focus on breath is known to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and bring about calm.
In the newsletter it talks about "perpetual process of change." Dr Lorimer Moseley & David Butler in the book "Explain Pain" tell us that the life of a sensor is short which means that our "sensitivity is continually changing" moment by moment our bodies change. It is this aspect of
change that gives hope to chronic pain sufferers.
Finally, I particularly like the idea of "engaging in activity that kindles our passion for life."
I'm placing a link to this site and another to this week's newsletter. If you are interested go to the left of this blog under"articles of interest" and click on the links.
crps/rsd related articles
- Nursing Patients with CRPS/RSD
- Vitamin c and CRPS 2010
- Cleveland Clinic link - twin research
- Complex Regionaal Pain Syndrome and identical twins.
- Familial occurance of CRPS.
- Headache a risk factor for CRPS.
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and CRPS
- Brain change in chronic CRPS -Neuron
- Vitamin c as preventative for CRPS - Netherlands study 2007
- Vitamin C and CRPS study ARC Bristol
- BestBETs Best Evidence Topics - Hydrotherapy for Comples Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) of the foot and ankle
- Neurotopian - Matthias Weinberger's fantastic blog.
- hope-4crpsrsd - a Christian support group
- podcast - Australian Native Fruits bear sweet antioxidants.
- Explain Pain - David Butler's blog
- CRPS/RSD and Dentistry
- HTCwP - brain control of movement is altered in CRPS - study
- HTCwP - Self Compassion or Self Esteem
- Neuromatrix Training Blog
- Neurodynamics - Physical and Neural Health Blog
- Explain Pain Blog
- JB & JS report - Can Vitamin C Prevent Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Patients with Wrist Fractures?
- Matthais Weinberger's interview on "how to Cope with Pain" website.
- How to Cope with Pain - Ketamine Coma treatment for CRPS/RSD
- RSDHope - DVD set of three
- North Western University Feinburg School of Medicine "Old Memory Traces May trigger chronic pain."
- HOw to Cope with pain How Pain Affects Families -Tony's story.
- Prevention.com article -"Natural-Born Pain Killers"
- Brain control altered in movement with CRPS -How to Cope With Pain
- How to Cope With Pain - Asking for help.
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part I
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part II
- How to Cope with Pain on Recognize - Here's a way to get ready to move - with less pain.
- American Pain Foundation Booklet: Treatment Options - A Guide for People Living in Pain
- Preventing CRPS after surgery - International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS
- How to Cope with Pain - great questions about Graded motor movements
- How to Cope with Pain - Recognize podcast
- How to Cope with Pain - Graded motor imagary
- How to Cope with Pain - Think & move & your pain will improve.
- How to Cope with Pain - CRPS - Can mirrors help?
- RSD Canada Online Survey Questionnaire
- For Grace web site
- For Grace Utube site
- How to Cope With Pain - Can mirrors help?
- Noi Group Australia
- Support groups help you cope with pain - HTCWP interview by National Pain Foundation
- How to Cope with Pain Mindfulness video from Utube.
- "How to Cope with Pain's" hilarious video.
- Jason's RSDS/CRPS News & Information blog
- BBC UK News - Vitamin C /crps study - "Mystery pain left me in a wheelchair"
- Dr Moseley's interview on How to Cope with Pain site.
- Virtual Reality as a Rehabilitative Technology for Phantom Limb Experience.
- UK mirror box therapy site.
- Ramachandran's mirror box video
- My interview on "How to Cope with Pain" website.
- Napp Pharmaceuticals donate mirror boxes - WebWire article
- How to Cope with Pain: A guide to coping with pain.
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part II
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