11.28.2019

Learning To Live Better With Your Chronic Ailments

Many millions of people live with life changing or altering long term health problems. Chronic illness affects many people which inhibits them from working, socialising, enjoying life and even sometimes being able to get out of bed in the morning. After the diagnosis of a chronic illness, life can feel incredibly painful and you may feel immediately isolated. If people don’t understand and don’t take the time to understand, you may feel very alone and even today there is a stigma attached to chronic illness which is just one more element to have to battle in your journey. 

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There may be some ways to help your body along on its journey, but of course any treatment methods you choose to take, it is important to run it past your medical professional, because one size does not fit all and you have to make sure it is right for you. If you spend most of your time at home because of your illness, it’s important to have everything you need around you. Start to look at what you enjoy doing at home and what is possible to achieve at home. Do you enjoy art? If so, make sure you have plenty of art supplies at home. If you enjoy reading, start to build a little library somewhere in your home, to make you feel as if you are venturing into the world, even if you’re not well enough to leave the house. Having a good network around you is wonderful, team building and focusing on that can help but being aware that not everyone has a team around them. 

There are ways to improve chronic pain, with acupuncture and alternative remedies. Even CBD oil which has proven beneficial for so many people and according to this source, the way you use CBD oil can change how long it takes the oil to work in your system. Implementing relaxation techniques can help alleviate pain short term and can prove beneficial to your entire wellbeing. Guided meditation, which can easily be found online and on many parts of the internet, including YouTube, breathing techniques which involve slow deep breathing can also help combat pain for small amounts of time. Take a slow, deep breath, sucking in as much air as you can. As you are doing this, your belly should push against your hand. Hold your breath and then slowly exhale. Repeating this daily or to whatever fits your schedule can be of assistance. 

Guided imagery is another way to relax and is becoming increasingly popular. Guided imagery is listening to a trained therapist or a guided imagery CD to move into a relaxed state.  Once you’re deeply relaxed, the images that come up in your mind can help you uncover things in your life you were not aware of and can help you realise your emotional and spiritual health and journey. 

Chronic illness is a lifelong battle and having breakthroughs in how you combat your illness can help you look to a brighter, bigger future, filled with all the happiness and comfort you deserve. 





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