Consider Pain as a Blessing
Have you ever thought of your pains and small health problems as a blessing? A blessing might be a little strong for some of you, maybe a wake up call is a better idea to work with. When patients come into my office and they are concerned about being diagnosed with high blood pressure or anxiety or maybe even a vitamin D deficiency. I try to calm them down to help them see what this diagnosis is, telling them about their life. I believe it is a wake up call to take control of their health before it becomes a more serious health problem. Pain, whether it is emotional or physical, is our body's way of letting us know that we are off track with regard to taking care of ourselves and our health. When we start getting those weekly headaches or sinus infections, pains in our knees, heavy periods or feel overwhelmed or stressed out on Sunday night knowing we have to go back to work Monday morning, it is our body asking us to make a change in our behavior. Sometimes we go to doctors and they tell us we are borderline for high cholesterol or high blood pressure or diabetes and they tell us to watch it and if it gets worse they’ll give you medication next year when you come in. This is the time to start making different behavioral choices so we can prevent the problem from getting worse. This is the time to learn about healthy nutrition, exercise, and stress management so we don’t have to find out we have much worse health problems months or years down the road.
Think about it, I know you don’t want to know you have high cholesterol but I really don’t think you want to hear you have to have triple bypass surgery either! Look at your pains and small health challenges as a wake up call to starting creating more health and energy in your life. If you are not sure what to do then find a naturopathic doctor or health practitioner that can support you in your goals. Think of it as an early prevention plan to stop more serious health problems!
Dr. Daemon Jones
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