Sunday, March 23, 2014


Simply put, pain is a message from your body something is not going well.  It is drawing attention to the area of concern.
When it speaks to you, listen.
A common reaction to pain is to seek some form of medication.  Let’s listen to what the INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE  has to say on the subject:

“Pain is a major driver of visits to physicians, a major reason for taking medications, a major cause of disability, and a key factor in quality of life and productivity.    Given the burden of pain in human lives, dollars and social consequences, relieving pain should be a national priority.

Because pain varies from patient to patient, healthcare providers should increasingly aim at tailoring pain care to each person’s experience, and self-management of pain should be promoted.”

Self-management of personal health and yes, pain, is a continuing theme of this Blog.

I have encouraged patients for decades to replace psychotropic and pain medications with self-mastery and internal locus of control and to replace pain, depression, tension and anxiety with emotional health coping skills.  In other words, engage self-management alternatives to drug dependence.

Deep Rhythmic Breathing and Relaxation Therapy offer such alternatives.

Learn to use them appropriately and experience the benefits.

Remember, you ARE what you think.  You BECOME what you do.

Dr. Ray

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