DON’T JUDGE UNTIL I HAVE WALKED IN THEIR SHOES
I have had a long term injury and pain for over a decade. Because of my discomfort I have come to understand why people take pain medications, numbing injections, and have surgery. I did not take pain meds, have injections or have surgery because of all my work as a bodyworker, yoga teacher and colon therapist. I saw firsthand that the medical approach to pain only led to short term relief, more pain, injections and surgery. What I write here, I am hoping, will speak to people who have had surgeries and those who are looking for an alternative to taking pharmaceuticals long term, injections and surgery. There is hope for everyone, even if you have had joints replaced, amputations and other medical intervention.
PAIN MANAGEMENT VS HEALING
Taking medications or drugs, prescriptive meds are drugs, is not a long term solution for chronic or reoccurring acute inflammation. Joint and body pain that is not being treated with a long term healing plan, such as The Unique Healing Program, is all about numbing. Long term use of oral medications, numbing injections most usually leads to surgery down the line. All these ways of dealing with pain do not get to the root of pain, which is inflammation, and often lead to other serious illnesses. Drugs that help to diminish pain while on a deep healing program, like The UHP, are drugs that are being taken with a long term goal in mind. This goal is to help live life while healing. Drugs given for numbing as a long term plan are dangerous for a number of reasons.
HERE WE GO
A Primary reason for not using numbing drugs long term with no real healing plan in place is simple. People can not feel what is really going on and continue to re-injure themselves. Also known as not living life on the sidelines. I understand that reasonoing, but the drugs are not healing they are numbing. This is a very tough subject to discuss because it is extremely personal to each individual and often gets a very defensive emotional response. What does that mean? Healing means different things to different people, and one has to believe that our bodies can heal. That is not a belief that many people hold. Masking pain long term is not healing.
I had a client in NYC who was taking Celebrex for a few years for arthritic pain that she felt most strongly in her knees. She had a very agitated disposition. Why? Because she had inflammation throughout her entire body which includes the nervous system. The numbing drugs numb and do not heal. They eventually do become injurious to organs. The television commercials for medications tell you this. The message is sadly laughable. Down the line injury to organs is one of the inconvenient truths of medication for inflammation. Anyway, this person needed a “minor” medical procedure [D & C] and was told to stop the Celebrex for a period of time prior to the surgery. To get to the point, no Celebrex meant she could finally feel the pain in her knees. She could not walk without unbearable pain right before and after the surgery. It was clear that her knees were five alarm inflamed. The Celebrex was enabling her to continuously re-injure herself. Outcome: she had both knees replaced and after that her hips. At the time she was in her mid 50’s.
In order to pursue a full body healing, similar to the woman I just described, you have to believe healing can take place. You have to believe that even if you have had joints replaced you can avoid having others replaced. You have to believe that a healthier GI tract – gut- bowel organs, blood and cells will keep your joints, joint replacements, amputations, dental implants, face lift procedures in much better condition. A more balanced over all body PH will lead to a more balanced life and healing. You have to be sick and tired of hurting, and that is just the beginning.
Healing with The UHP is not fast and easy, but the other way I just described is not a solution for those that know it will ultimately cause more damage down the line. Many know that the drug- surgery path it is not a solution because they are living it everyday in pain. I said many, not everyone. There may be exceptions. Again, you can have had medical intervention that saved your life. What you do after that will determine the quality of your life.