2 Things to Relieve & Prevent Pain – Now!
2 Things to Relieve & Prevent Pain – Now!
Have you ever woken up with excruciating physical pain and thought “What have I done?” Realizing that really you haven’t done anything physical such as an accident to actually cause the pain. There are two things that you can do Right Now to Relieve pain.
Positioning your Body to Relieve or Prevent Pain
Recognizing any Causative Factors
Pain is one of the most common reasons that people visit their Doctor or Health Professional. The type of pain I am talking to you about today is, pain that just seems to occur, without any known factor of cause. People suffering from anxiety, stress and depression often experience more intense pain without a known cause.
By recognizing the causative factors makes it easier to relieve the pain without causing harm to your body.
When you are in these various emotional stages, your body is far more rigid, you, more often than not you will not have good posture whilst you are walking or sitting or even sleeping.
Personal example: I know at times when I have been terribly anxious or stressed that I have incurred some excruciating pain symptoms. When I allowed myself to relax and look into what could be the cause, I found myself sleeping in all sorts of interesting poses, clenching my hands. I also began to pay attention to how I was positioning myself at the computer, my legs were all curled up and tight, my hand and arm were all clenched when using the mouse.
I came to realize with uncovering these possible causes, that in order to relieve the pain and to prevent it from reoccurring, it was necessary to improve on my posture, positioning of my legs, arms, to consciously tell myself to relax.
12 Pain Symptoms Linked to your Emotions!
1: Head – Headaches or migraines can be brought on by the stress of day-to-day life. If you suffer from chronic headaches, this means that you need to take time for yourself to relax on a daily basis. This is the first step to relieve the tension. It is also important to take time out for self-care, eating healthy foods, not skipping meals and drinking 1 – 2 glasses of water, every 2 – 3 hours.
2: Neck – Contrary to popular belief, neck pain does not mean kids are driving one crazy. Pain in the neck can signify the need to forgive. It may be forgiveness of another person or even forgiveness of oneself.
It is important to think about the things that you love about yourself, appreciate the raw you, your accomplishments and to appreciate the people in your life who love you. Not only will this be significant to relieve the physical pain, it will play a significant role to relieve the emotional pain.
As for your posture ensure that you have a good bed, pillow also relax your shoulders when sitting, walking or standing.
3: Shoulders – Shoulder pain is a sign that one may be carrying a heavy emotional burden. Basically, they are shouldering everything. Try to think of ways to solve this emotional problem or share the load with trusted friends or family.
4: Upper Back – Can mean a lack of emotional support. This can manifest as pain in your upper back. It can be that you are not feel appreciated, or they are holding back feelings of affection. If this is in regard to relationships, it can be helpful to discuss your feelings or reach out for emotional support with a Professional counsellor.
Remember that you are not responsible for everything in your world, only the things that are significant to you.
5: Lower Back– Lower back pain may signify that you are having concerns about your finances. Take time to sit down and focus on how you can manage your money better. It can help to make an appointment to see a financial planner. This will help to relieve the stress.
Once you have seen a financial planner, it can be useful in the short term, to find a second job, or ask for a raise or find employment that will pay better.
6: Elbows – Arm and elbow pain can be a lack of flexibility either physically or mentally. Are you resisting changes that are occurring in your life. Are you holding your arms and elbow very stiff and tight when you are working, or this can happen even when you are sleeping.
Work on making a conscious effort to relax your arms and elbows. Mentally let go of the need for control over everything, knowing that you are doing your best.
Self-talk is an important tool to use when moving through challenging and changing times. Telling yourself that everything is going to be OK, is important to relieve anxiety and stress. Learning to go with the flow, knowing that you have done everything, you can do.
7: Hands and Wrists – A lack of friends or reaching out may cause pain in the hands. Try making new friends or going to lunch with work associates. Spend some time actively meeting new people.
8: Hips – Fear of moving, change and making big decisions can cause pain in the hips. Face fear by doing your homework, (research, ask questions), taking active steps toward your move, change and any big decisions. Trust your gut and your heart to making the final decision.
9: Knees – Knee pain this can mean that you can be working from your ego and not your heart. Feeling insecure but demonstrating this by being over-confident, ruthless and maybe even believing that you are better than others.
Be Humble! Take time out volunteering, in a hospital, homeless shelter, ambulance, any emergency services that are asking for volunteers. Reminding you that everyone is human and has a significant story. That no-one is perfect, it is in embracing our imperfections and moving forward each day, that will relieve you from the pain in the world.
10: Calves – Emotional tension, stress or jealousy can be the cause of calf pain. This can be a sign, to let go of any big stressors, finding a simple solution to your problems. Not to compare yourself to others, bringing thoughts of jealousy. To be grateful for your life and what you are able to do.
11: Ankles – Ankle pain can mean that you may need more pleasure or fun in your life. Enjoying the simple pleasures of having someone to love, a simple meal with family or friends, nature and just being alive. Take time each day for self-care and emptying your mind by watching your favourite movie or reading a book!
12: Feet – Depression can lead to foot pain. Meaning that you are being too hard on yourself. Remembering that you don’t have to be perfect, just the best version of you. Each day working on something that you want to do, that gives you a sense of satisfaction, happiness, joy and adventure. Take time to indulge a hobby, e.g. gardening, painting, dancing, join a walking group, learn a musical instrument.
2 Things to do Right Now – To help Relieve Pain
1: The first thing is to RELAX! I know you say but I have all this work to do. Not only will this relieve your pain by putting your mind into a relaxed state, so will your productivity. Take a 5-minute break and focus on your breathing.
Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly. Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through your mouth. Then working through with what is the most important things that need to be done to what can wait and give those a time and day.
2: I can’t push this point across enough – Walk & Stretch
Each morning when you wake up even before getting out of bed – stretch each limb. Then go for a walk, now I know you have to be at work – OK park further away, if possible, are there stairs walk up and down these a few times throughout the day. You may find getting back to this could be somewhat painful in itself, but just gently incorporate this each day, stepping up the pace a little bit more and gradually this will relieve your pain.
How to Overcome Emotional Pain
To help Relieve Physical Pain
Emotional pain more often than not will lead to physical pain. “As the electrical current of an emotion travels along your neural pathways, it triggers the release of chemical proteins called neuropeptides (NPs). Each emotion has a different frequency. In response to these individual frequencies, your body releases corresponding NPs. These tiny chemical proteins communicate chemical messages throughout your body, creating a physiological response.” In this article you will learn how to let go of Emotional pain that in turn will help to relieve physical pain.
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