Are You Suffering from Arthritis Pain?
How many times this month have you felt exhausted from arthritic pain? That exhaustion is no doubt a result of managing the actual pain, along with your utter frustration with how arthritis affects your entire life. But you don’t have to settle with coping from week to week. You can thrive through arthritis by understanding how to engage your full system – your full self – in the challenges you’re facing.
Checking In with Your Body
Your quality of life is of the utmost importance, so focusing on it is the best thing you can do for yourself. Ask yourself these 3 questions:
- When do I feel happy?
- What activities bring me joy?
- In which physical environments do I feel most inspired or relaxed?
These questions can spark a big shift in identifying what parts of your life make up the thriver in you – not just the survivor in you. Your answers also help you locate your joy center – and from that place, the power of sustained homeopathic healing can begin.
Ready, Set, Engage for Healing
Jean Twenge, PhD, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, takes this a step further by providing these ideas:
- Keep a journal – “get out” your emotions
- Exercise – 30 minutes a day of walking will do
- Enhance your moods – take fish oil and get some sunlight
- Get a massage or acupuncture
- Seek out community
There’s real healing that happens through engagement. When we get focused and even methodical about how we embrace challenges, good results often speak for themselves.
Hope Through Homeopathy and Arnica Montana
When it comes to the physical body speaking through your arthritis, its message is usually in the form of “ouch”! Since there are over 100 different types of arthritis, we have to look at the macro issues first: your pain and motility limitations. Homeopathy is a natural and potentially powerful and effective therapeutic approach for minor arthritis pain. A daily application of Arnica gel, for example, has proved as effective as ibuprofen and much less damaging to your body. A study published in Rheumatology International in 2007 confirmed this.
We are all part of this conversation. Arthritis afflicts of 50 million adults. You are not alone, and tapping into this community affirms that we hear your concerns. This is a joint effort – so to speak!