…. But that is hard to remember that when something hurts.so.much.
I was recently diagnosed with ‘frozen shoulder’. OUCH!
At times, it has been hard to concentrate on anything other than the pain – and at the same time, I knew that the focus on the pain was causing more suffering.
What’s a person to do? Well, I ALWAYS begin with the following two questions: “What holistic modalities would work best for this ailment?” and “Can I afford it at this time?”
It’s very annoying that insurance companies do not pay for the majority of holistic services. Holistic modalities are usually less invasive and can be very productive in moving toward wellness.
But insurance is big business. Pharmaceuticals are big business. Some doctors ‘are in bed’ with drug companies. A few weeks ago I was at the doctors and before she diagnosed what was going on she pulled out her prescription pad and was ready to write a prescription. Whoa, Nelly! I won’t say I’d never take medication (because I’ve learned to never say never), but it certainly is always a ‘last resort’ for me. Hey Doc – how about we find out the source of the issue, then develop a plan, shall we?
When I was telling my friend how aggravated I was about this and how I just wanted to use alternative methods to heal myself, she replied, ‘remember, Maureen, doctors and nurses are modern day Shamans’…. meaning do not discount what both traditional and non-traditional practitioners can contribute to our healing.
Anyways, I took the approach of traditional and alternative medicine toward my issue and it’s going very well. Less pain today (massage therapy) and a plan to gain full range of motion (physical therapy).
Take ownership of your health. And don’t take it for granted…. appreciate every.single.day of wellness.
May we be filled with loving-kindness.
May we be well in body, mind & spirit.
May we be happy and at ease.