Thursday, November 5, 2009

Reflexology and Reiki - how can they help my pain?

When:- Our next North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group is Thursday November 26th 2009.

Where:- We will meet at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, from 1pm to 3pm. Parking available in the Church lot, West of Molly Nye House.

What:- Our Speaker this month is Shirley, a Certified Reflexologist and Registered Reiki Practitioner. Shirley will be discussing successful approaches to relieve chronic pain and increase relaxation through these professional techniques.

Why:- All are welcome, tea and coffee by donation.


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Debby said...

Words of wisdom. Thanks for your questions and comments, it is wonderful, to network is our best hope. However are unable to give medical advise.

Pain is as individual, as each cell and DNA, as each person is, and so what helps one may aggravate another.
All western and alternative medicines and treatments work differently for every person as every person is special and unique, and reacts or responds differently to another.

I think my best advice to you would be, to go to the specialist in the field you are interested, make an appointment to interview, and go with your diagnosis and previous treatments and reactions. Take time to lead the interview before any treatment, if you like you could go back to your doctor and discuss the treatment options offered and discuss it with him or her. That way you gain more knowledge and can make a more informed decision.
Honestly it all comes down to what you are comfortable with.
The second thing to take into consideration is the cost, which you should also discuss with the practitioner. They may have a deal if you agree to 10 treatments do you get a discount?
I guess that the next point to assess is "is it helping", "is there much improvement", "how to measure or quantify the progress", and who will do that you or them?

Alternative medicines and disciplines work they really do, but are they right for you? Before you try anything; do the research, you will be amazed how much you can learn, from books, friends (be skeptical)and the web. Remember you are "worth it" and if this treatment helps then do it.
I have heard of a treatment that you soak your feet repeated in some alternative medicine and you loose toxins, i know the feet are a gate way to the body, the feet is used in reflexology, acupuncture, massage and many more treatments so there must be some thing to it; that is one way of looking at it!

Remember your pain is real and only you can say where it is and to what degree it is; on a scale of 1 to 10 (the most common scale used), 1 is minimal and 10 is the emergency room, in case you or others reading this are used to this type of scale. Some use 1 to 100, but that is too far a scale for me personally.

My quote for you would be "Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there"