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SURGERY is often NOT the ONLY Option

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Jul 9th, 2019 at 11:05 amWhat I am providing is a list of some practitioners and alternative treatments that other health care providers have mentioned as a way of avoiding surgery. We have a lot of great content on Hope Instilled about various alternative treatments, many of which have minor to sometimes no side effects.

The “Opioid Crisis” is not as it Appears

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Mon Jul 1st, 2019 at 3:15 pmThe “Opioid Crisis” is not as it appears - The public has been misled by irresponsible actions. “Overdose Deaths Involving Any Opioid” is misleading information which has helped fuel the opioid crisis. There are numerous "opioids" used to provide pain relief. Hundreds of thousands of people responsibly use to them to obtain the best quality of life possible. There appear to be more than six different types of "fentanyl". They range from prescription pain medication to carfentanil (elephant fentanyl).

How the CDC “Guidelines” are Wrong in Many Ways

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Thu Jun 13th, 2019 at 9:07 amLegally prescribed opioid pain medications are a necessity for many to have some quality of life. In America approximately 126,000,000 adults live with some form of daily pain, that's about 1/3 the population. Looking at the number of people living with chronic pain and it clearly shows we are in a Chronic Pain Crisis.

Finding Purpose in Life When Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu May 30th, 2019 at 3:38 pmThere are not many things more powerful than finding a calling in life, a sense of purpose, or even that you are doing something meaningful. This is especially important for people who are chronically sick.

Jory's Reiki Experience

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 2:18 pmMy health recovery has included numerous alternative treatments, mostly for physical recovery. Reiki was a new direction for me, and my chiropractor recommended a Reiki Master.

An In-Depth Dive into Better Managing Stress (From someone who has lived with chronic stress & chronic pain)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 9:42 pmAn In-Depth Dive into Better Managing Stress (From someone who has lived with chronic stress & chronic pain). I will cover in-depth how you can manage three different stages of stress.


Maintaining Healthy Relationships While Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Mon Dec 17th, 2018 at 5:13 pmThe struggle is real… when you have too much pain to attend everything, family or friends don’t understand what you are going through, or you just have family drama that creates added stress.


How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Part 1)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:39 amToxins are in everything! They are destroying our health and are the main reason for most diseases and chronic illnesses in general. This is a two-part series on how to get a jump start at reducing your exposure to toxins.

Overcoming 5 Common Chronic Pain Fears

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Wed Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:17 amFEAR is what leaves us feeling stuck, it can control us and manipulate us if we let it. We might not even realize fear is in control. Thoughts in the back of our mind say things to us and we just listen automatically without hesitation.

Taking Control Over Our Health (Not relying on one doctor’s advice)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Thu Mar 29th, 2018 at 1:45 pmIt wasn’t till about 2.5 years ago that I realized relying entirely on one doctor’s advice or even multiple doctors was the complete wrong approach to health care, especially with something as complicated as a chronic illness.

Jena’s Chronic Pain Story (Part 3) Unraveling the Truth Behind Chronic Pain

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 1:43 pmWhat I’ve learned (that most people don’t know) from being chronically sick and healed, and how it has changed my life.


Jena’s Chronic Pain Story (Part 2) Healing (getting my life back) From My Chronic Pain

Posted by By: Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Thu Feb 1st, 2018 at 1:14 pmThis is my Story of Severe Chronic Pain and Depression, Unraveling the Truth Behind Chronic Pain, and Finding Nothing but Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Jena’s Story of Conquering Chronic Pain (PART 1)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 9:01 amThis is my Story of Severe Chronic Pain and Depression, Unraveling the Truth Behind Chronic Pain, and Finding Nothing but Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Story of a Life Changing Injury, Finding Answers, and Hope

Posted by By: S.E. on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 at 11:43 amS.E. shares her story on how she has handled life with chronic pain.