Is my last article I discussed Susi Hately’s* 5 myths about pain and truths about healing. Here are 5 more to convince you that life without pain is entirely possible. It is all up to you.
Healing from pain should be a multi-disciplinary team effort. Going to just one healthcare/wellness practitioner may provide some ease from the discomfort but the pain keeps returning. Often what we fail to realize is that the problem doesn’t lie in the same place that feel the pain. Restriction through the hips can be the source of knee or ankle pain for example. Elbow or wrist pain from the shoulder blades. That being said, to address the issue of pain is to treat the whole person, not just the “spot” of pain.
Along with your yoga therapist you may wish to see your chiropractor to relieve subluxations, massage therapy to relax and calm the muscles, physio, osteo, acupuncturist, naturopath, aromatherapist, reiki, healing waters, etc. Diet too, is often overlooked when it comes to the healing process of physical pain. The food that we consume can impact how we think, feel and act. It is important that you also take this into consideration and get tested for food allergies (I won’t go any further into this today).
Here are 5 more myths about pain the truths of healing:
Sixth Myth: Acheyness is normal.
Sixth Truth: Physiologically, yes, it is. And, it doesn’t have to be a normal part of your life.
Seventh Myth: Being achey is a part of yoga.
Seventh Truth: Nope. Ease is part of yoga.
Eighth Myth: Pulling the shoulders back, belly in and chin in/back is part of improving posture.
Eighth Truth: A well-functioning body surrenders upward. This creates a calm, steady, and strong posture.
Ninth Myth: Once pain is there, it will never be resolved.
Ninth Truth: Tissue can change. It is a matter of listening and being aware and then acting on what you hear and perceive.
Tenth Myth: Pain is just a way of life.
Tenth Truth: For now, maybe. And if there is a compelling reason for change, and the right professional/team of professionals to guide you, anything can change.
When you work with me in rehabilitative yoga, I can refer you to excellent healthcare/wellness providers in Toronto to help you get out of pain fast.
(*Myths published by Susi Hately – Functional Synergy)