March Newsletter

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Spring is almost here! This is exciting for those of us who live in cold weather states and spend too much time indoors. But, it also means longer days with more light! 

This month, to bring some more light in your life we have new content about a treatment called Myofascial Release Therapy. This is a treatment that you should definitely take a look at if you have an injury or surgery that you haven't recovered from. We also have some great advice on how to listen to your body. Plus, a blog post on how you are not your disease and it is not your fault.

Remember, if you want to talk about anything, even the information we share, you can visit our support group

Finding HOPE 

Dear Me, You’re Not Weak

By: Daniela Baker, The Simple Times Blog

Dear Exhausted and Weak Me,

Chronic Pain ResourcesYou’ve had a bit of a setback, and the progress you thought you were making, has now been undone, but please don’t ever call your body weak again. It had to fight so much for so long, that it’s one of the strongest bodies you’ll ever meet. It had to carry so much and it fought so hard for you. Never forget that progress is a slow process.

Please don’t ever feel guilty again of not being the perfect friend, wife, sister, or daughter. You are not your disease even though you feel that is all you are. You’ve tried to keep up with life, but in the end, you lost. You fought an incredible battle. But a setback is just a set-up for a comeback. And one day, you will be winning again. You’ll proudly show your scars and scream “I’ve survived”.

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"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. "

- Dalai Lama

Discovering Alternative Treatments:
Myofascial Release for Chronic Pain

From: Hope Instilled

What is Myofascial Release?

Chronic Pain ResourcesMyofascial release also known as myofascial therapy, is a type of massage/stretch done to relieve soft tissue restrictions that are sensitive or tight causing pain. Myofascial comes from the word fascia, which is a strong connective tissue that is web-like and runs throughout the entire body surrounding every muscle, bone, nerve blood vessel and organ on a cellular level. 

What Chronic Pain Conditions does it help with?

Many people find myofascial release therapy helpful in treating injuries that cause a loss of flexibility or function following an injury. It can also be a result of post-surgical scarring, poor posture, trauma, or repetitive movements. However, it can help anyone experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or other pain in soft tissue areas.

Learn more about what is is, how it works, how it helps with chronic pain, how safe it is, the history of it, scientific proof, how to find a good practitioner, self-myofascial release, and what to expect at the initial appointment on our website.

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Disabilities don't discriminate, neither does the disabled community
Disabilities don't discriminate, neither does the disabled community

Exploring Wellness: Listening to Your Body

"Our health should be priority number one, but that doesn't always happen. Part of the reason I may have gotten sick is because I didn't listen to my body and prioritize my health over everything else. I didn't drink enough water, even when my body was telling me it was dehydrated. I drank too many sugary beverages. I didn't focus on my posture and stretching, even though I was experiencing back pain in college. I also let stress consume me, instead of realizing it didn't help my situation or improve anything. But, now I listen."   - Jena Ann

8 Ways to Learn to Listen to Your Body

Chronic Pain ResourcesBy: Naomi Arnold

We often hear people say that in order to be healthy, we should listen to our bodies. But what does that mean? How do we do that? This blog post will share eight ways that you can start ‘tuning in’ to your body.

How to Listen to Your Body
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.  

- John Lennon
DIY Natural Recipe: Turmeric

Turmeric can help with Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, joint (inflammation) pain, headaches, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, recovery after surgery, depression, liver problems, urinary bladder inflammation, and gallbladder disorders.

Turmeric contains curcumin. Curcumin has antifungal, antiviral and antioxidant properties. In addition, it contains natural pain-relieving COX-2 inhibitors, which help lower the levels of two enzymes in the body that control inflammation. 

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    For use as a topical application, mix 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric with water.

    When taking internally, there are three forms that can be taken daily; 0.5-1.5 teaspoons of dried root powder, 250 mg of the supplement form, or 400-600 mg of extract. Try keeping a jar of the powdered spice in the kitchen and use in place of salt or pepper.

    Hope Instilled Resources & Support

    Chronic Pain ResourcesSupport: Join Our Forums or Facebook Closed Groups for Peer to Peer Support, it's a place for us to talk about how living with chronic pain affects our lives.

    Chronic Pain ResourcesFollow us on Pinterest where we have boards on chronic pain, specific alternative treatments, wellness, preventing & curing cancer, stories of hope, DIY products/recipes, and more.

    Chronic Pain Resources  Follow our YouTube Channel for inspiring videos.

    LikChronic Pain Resourcese us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter for Hope, Medical News, Support, Alternative Treatments and Wellness information.

    Chronic Pain ResourcesNew Content on Website
    View our page on Myofascial Release and Acupuncture find out what they are and how they can help with chronic pain. Plus, a new blog post: Addressing Depression in a New Way
    Chronic Pain ResourcesShare Your Story! 
    Help other people who suffer from chronic pain by sharing alternative treatments you have found or hope that you have gained.
    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments about our newsletter.

    Yours in hope,
    Jory Pradjinski 
    Founder of Hope Instilled, Inc. 
    Disclaimer: The content within this email and on our site is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis and/or any treatment, but are for informational purposes only. We are not doctors or medical professionals, nor do we claim to be such. We are simply sharing educational information and our own experiences. The information often is based upon what has worked for us. Please consult your doctor or other qualified health provider on any health situations and/or conditions you are experiencing. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it due to something you read in this email or on our site. Hope Instilled, Inc. shall not be held liable or responsible for any misunderstanding or misuse of the information contained in this email or on our site, or for any losses, damages, or injuries caused by any application or treatment of anything discussed in this email or on the site.
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