I know there are days when getting out of bed is enough of a challenge if you've got chronic pain. On those days, you might find that ankle rolls are the best you can do. But don't let that become an excuse for only doing ankle rolls as your exercise routine! Moving - any amount - will improve circulation which helps to decrease pain. And the side effects are great! You're smiling more!
So this week's video is about walking - just putting one foot in front of the other - any amount that's possible for you. Always listen to your body (even when it's screaming at you!). Maybe today you'll only make it as far as the mailbox. Maybe tomorrow you'll make it to the neighbor's house. And maybe the next day it'll be ankle rolls. Just keep at it, and your pain levels will become more manageable - pinky promise!
If you're not already a member of my Plan B For Pain private Facebook group, I'd love to have you join us!
When was the last time you asked your body what it wanted? When you've got chronic pain, it's a good question....but it's not usually one we think of asking! Pain management centers don't suggest it. Western medicine doesn't ask. Only those of us who practice so-called alternative medicine think it's important. Ask. You might be surprised at what you hear as the response!
If you're not a member of my private Facebook group Plan B For Pain, I'd love to have you come join us!
When you go to an acupuncturist, do you need an herbal formula? That depends......Eastern medicine incorporates both - kind of like western medicine includes both drugs and surgery. So-called "alternative medicine" emphasizes treating the patient who has the condition, rather than just the symptoms. Oh yes - we treat symptoms too, but we get below the surface and treat the causes of the diagnosis. Want to know more? Visit my website at Mission Valley Acupuncture
And if you've got chronic pain, I'd love to have you join my private Facebook group called Plan B For Pain.
I've been an acupuncturist, sound healer and teacher since the good old days. Now I'm putting together what I've learned over the decades into a simple, easy to follow system that's designed to get you smiling more, maybe even laughing more, and definitely getting back to living your life.