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How to Manage your Chronic Pain on your Next Trip to Aruba?
A doctor’s office is not exactly anyone’s favorite place. We probably prefer to spend that time vacationing in Aruba. However, we can find ourselves in the doctor’s office when we are in pain.
But, what to do when you are on vacation and pain suddenly knocks at your door? Sometimes pain shows up like an unexpected visitor that you would prefer not to let in.
When this happens we often look for painkillers; without thinking about it, we put all our faith in science. Unfortunately painkillers are not always effective, especially with chronic pain. This pain will need more than faith in a pill to alleviate it.
Pain is difficult to ignore. It is a sign that something is not right in your body. Pain prompts you to do something about it as soon as possible.
Physical pain comes in different degrees of intensity. Sometimes we can go on with our lives. But other times, simple functions seem impossible to perform when we are in pain., If we were in a Disney movie maybe we would be able to make the pain magically disappear, but unfortunately, we are not.
This is why we are going to teach you how to deal with chronic pain. Before we get to that, it is important you learn to identify the type of pain you’re feeling.
There are two types of pain:
- Acute pain refers to pain that appears suddenly due to an illness, injury or inflammation. It can usually be treated and disappears in a short time.
- Chronic pain refers to constant pain that lasts for more than 6 months. an This pain can seriously affect a person physically and psychologically.
Any type of pain makes our daily life more difficult. For this reason, we should not dismiss when they appear. That means it’s not right to self-medicate.
Self-medicating to avoid visiting the doctor has become more popular and less effective. However, a visit to the doctor will help us find the root of the problem. Many times these pains help diagnose diseases on time and they could even save our lives.
The problem lies in the myth that medication is the only way to relieve the pain. However, there are so many alternatives to medication, sometimes even more effective than painkillers. If you are able to control the pain, you will be able to live your life to the fullest.
To live life to the fullest means being able to enjoy the present. We know that when pain invades our body the last place we want to be is in the present. Anywhere but now would fine. In situations like this, we may get out of control and cave into despair.
How do you learn to manage pain so that it doesn’t control your life?
The alternative techniques to manage pain that we will teach you will help you take control over your body. Although this may sound like we are talking about weight loss techniques, they are not. They are techniques that will help you make a positive change in your body so that the pain does not disturb you in the happiest of moments.
A few years and a couple of diets have taught us that patience and perseverance are key to achieve change in our bodies. It is not an easy process and it doesn’t happen overnight. However, it is proven that small healing habits can help us improve our physical condition and release us from pain.
Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful. The constant discomfort can cause irritation and frustration, not only in those who suffer it but also in those around them. In other words, chronic pain is a top-notch party pooper.
Imagine being in a perfect and happy place like Aruba. Suddenly, you feel the radiant sunlight gradually being replaced by a black cloud that unleashes a storm of pain all over you. A pain you don’t know how to control.
Pain has limits. Even if you don’t think so, you are the one setting those limits. Enjoying an incredible vacation without having to deal with the pain is possible. That’s what y we want to show you in the following 5 effective ways to deal with chronic pain.
Don’t be scared, we are talking about acupuncture. A Chinese medicinal practice that has proven to heal people for years. It is known to help relieve joint, muscle, neuropathic, and abdominal pain, insomnia, and many other health issues.
Acupuncture stimulates specific points in the body according to the cause of the pain. The most common method is to insert thin needles into the skin. Other methods include using pressure, electrical stimulation, and heat.
Acupuncture is based on the belief that Qi (vital energy) flows through the body along pathways called meridians. Its practitioners think that stimulating acupuncture points can rebalance Qi, which helps control certain conditions that cause pain.
Combining this practice + a few days in Aruba is an infallible technique to combat pain.
2. Meditation to liberation
It is said that with meditation we achieve liberation. Does this apply to pain? Of course, it does.
Meditation is the act of connecting the mind and body through concentration. This process allows us to achieve a state of mindfulness.
Meditation is achieved by putting all our attention on a thing of our choice. This could be an object, a word, a phrase, or our breath. In this way, meditation helps us minimize thoughts or feelings such as the pain that distracts us or stress us.
The agitated mind is easily carried away by pain, whereas the calm mind helps us to soften the pain. When we are present the pain diminishes or disappears. We become conscious and take control of it in order to release it.
There are specific guided meditations for pain management. Imagine the state of calm that you would reach meditating with the sound of the waves of Aruba as your soundtrack; surely you would be close to being the next Buddha.
3. Psychological Therapy
Psychological therapy helps us learn to live with pain., It changes our perspective of pain. We go from seeing pain as a burden to perceiving it as a temporary circumstance that we can control.
It is true that when we feel pain, negative emotions emerge. This creates negative thoughts that are very difficult to control, and increase our pain levels. Psychological therapy helps us manage these emotions and thoughts to transform them into positive.
One of the psychological techniques practiced to manage pain is focusing on the present and stop identifying pain as a part of oneself.
This technique consists of understanding that your presence, , is different from your pain. In this way, you distance yourself from the pain. You take control of things and don’t allow the pain to control your life.
To do this method you don’t necessarily have to be at a psychologist office.
You can practice this all by yourself. You can learn different psychological techniques to treat pain and use them any time, anywhere; even when you are traveling through the most paradisiacal places of Aruba.
4. Managing stress
Persistent pain can lead to increased stress levels. You may think that when you’re on vacation the stress goes away. However, with chronic pain, it’s not exactly like that.
We always hear how important it is to control stress, but there are very few people who actually manage to do so. Here are some of their secrets.
Perform physical activities. Exercise, swim, dance, or walk. Anything that gets you moving! In this way, your brain will release chemicals that make us feel good and help us fight stress.
Maintain a healthy diet. . Replace high-sugar snacks for lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free dairy products, and lean proteins. This will energize your body and mind. , You will be stronger and not feel so vulnerable to pain and stress.
Sleep well. Resting enough allows us to have a clearer mind; we can even react better to any situation before plunging into a wave of stress and anxiety.
5. Special massage therapy
Who doesn’t like a good massage?
A massage is a gift that you give to yourself when your body cries out for a moment of relaxation. But a massage is not only that. Each type of massage has incredible health benefits that you don’t even realize.
Through massage the soft tissues of the body are squeezed, rubbed, gently tapped and stroked. These movements help people relieve stress and pain.
Remember that chronic pain is something that must be treated carefully. Massage therapies for pain should always be done by professionals.
If you are in Aruba, Clinical Massage & SPA is a place you have to visit. If you are not in Aruba, take a flight as soon as possible because this is an experience that will change your life and your perception of pain.
Clinical Massage & SPA is a healing center dedicated to helping people with chronic pain. You continue to receive all the aesthetic and relaxing benefits of a SPA, but from a medical approach. Always with the purpose of healing you emotionally and physically.
The great thing about a SPA like this is that they offer you a personalized treatment. They study your case of pain and your particular needs.
Some pain therapies include the use of special neurological techniques, the readjustment of the joints to their neutral resting position, or the integral correction of posture imbalances and movement dysfunctions.
This special visit to the SPA will give you pleasure and real health improvement for chronic pain. It includes techniques that use advanced functional neurology and knowledge of biomechanics.
These techniques can restore physical balance and eliminate pain; even when it comes to severe pain such as musculoskeletal pain.
Physical therapy, analgesics, injections, and surgery are common medical solutions.
However, they usually relieve the pain temporarily without fixing the problem. All the alternatives we presented will help you you truly face the pain.
Life is so beautiful that it is not worth it to waste a day because of pain, especially if you are on an incredible island like Aruba, and you could be enjoying and discovering new places.
Make Carpe Diem your new favorite phrase, get ready to seize the day and take control of your pain today.
The real solution lies in you and how much care you take of your body., Whether it is through meditation, psychological therapy, acupuncture, stress management or the effective massage therapies at Clinical Massage & SPA, do something to control it, and don’t let chronic pain control you.
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