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    In reply to: What do you call it?

    For me I have learned to manage pain by figuring out the precursors to the experience of pain.  Being able to notice what occurred before the onset of pain has helped me mitigate the onset of pain.  I found that attending to the tensions of my body and then addressing that tension by receiving massage/bodywork, acupuncture and/or chiropractic interventions I was able to prevent the onset of pain.

    For me body awareness is all about #listening# to the #subtle and not so subtle signs# #telling me that something is up# and I’d best #attend to it#.


    Windrider
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    I have tried EFT! I know some people for whom tapping is really therapeutic, but it hasn’t really resonated with me. I like the physical aspect of the tapping. It’s meditative and calming. The reason that I haven’t incorporated EFT into my repertoire of healing/coping techniques is that I haven’t enjoyed the chanting part of the practice. I haven’t found a mantra that resonates with me, and it ends up feeling forced and contrived.
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    I like what AppleStreudel said, that it’s important to acknowledge when something doesn’t work for us. This is something I often have trouble with. For example, with acupuncture – I continue to go even though I can’t pinpoint that it’s helping me over any other therapies that I’m trying. It’s relatively affordable for me compared to other things I’ve tried, and I like the practitioner that I see, so I continue to go even though I can’t strongly justify why. I do believe that acupuncture really helps some people, but I don’t have a success story yet.
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    #illtryanything #emotionalfreedomtechnique #eft #acupuncture #chronicpain #nosuccessstoryhere #noteverythingworks


    Rachel Carriere
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    I have tried acupuncture several times for several different things and never found any relief from it. I know it works for many people but it it just didn’t work for me. Physiotherapy never really helped me either, but other things have. I think it’s important to have an open mind when trying a new mind/body therapy but also to acknowledge when something doesn’t work for us.


    AppleStrudel
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    I have tried acupuncture as well. I was having pain in my neck that I couldn’t get rid of. Someone I worked with told me about having a chronic pain and trying acupuncture to relieve it. She didn’t believe it would work but nothing else had, and her employer would pay 100% for the treatments through their wellness program. After several acupuncture sessions she no longer had the pain and although a few years had passed since the treatment, the pain had not returned.
     
    So I found a Groupon for a reduced-price introductory treatment by an acupunture doctor in my area and signed up for it. After the first treatment I felt a great deal more relaxed and calm, in a tingly kind of way, but after that wore off I still had most of the pain. Although my insurance didn’t cover it I went forward with additional treatments. You know how when you are in chronic pain you will try just about anything, and spend your last dollar to relieve it? After the first two or three treatments I mostly noticed the relaxed calmness, but after the fourth and fifth treatments I realized actual pain relief. With the seventh treatment the pain left my body and I stopped going to the acupuncture doctor.
     
    Eventually I discovered that my neck pain was caused by a shoulder issue and when that was resolved the neck pain was gone. Occasionally (probably because I use or hold my shoulder incorrectly when I’m stressed) the shoulder gets messed up and causes my neck to hurt again. I have other remedies for fixing my shoulder that usually work, but if I get into a situation again with unremitting neck pain I think I will try acupuncture treatments again, but concentrating on the area of my shoulder that actually is referring the pain to my neck.
     
    #acupuncture #illtryanything #chronicpain


    Gail Moser
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    I’ve tried acupuncture and still get it on a regular basis. Even though I’m not sure that it’s helping me I enjoy going. I remember once watching one of the needles in my thigh vibrate and pulse from the incredible tension and energy release going on. I thought that was so cool!
     
    One of my aunts is a reiki and integrated energy therapy practitioner. I’ve been her guinea pig before but they aren’t treatments that I regularly undergo. My first experience with her was with reiki, and I admit that I went into it thinking it was a bunch of hooey, but willing to give it my all. She walked and talked me through each chakra. At one point when her hands were hovering over my torso I started to feel an incredible heat there. It was as though there was a heating pad directly on my stomach. If I didn’t think reiki was legitimate before that, I was definitely swayed. I learned things about my body’s energy that I didn’t know about before trying those things, like where energy becomes concentrated in my body. I certainly still have a lot to learn.
     
    #eneryrelease #acupuncture #reiki #integratedenergytherapy #energyconcentrations


    Rachel Carriere
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    Has anyone tried acupuncture or acupressure? How did your body let you know that it did or did not work? What sensations did you experience, if any?


    Gail Moser
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    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

     
    Almost 20 years ago when Oprah was having all kinds of “New Age” people on her show, there was something in the air that reached me. Maybe she put it there, I don’t know. She is a very powerful person.
     
    I was an avid reader and book purchaser and soon my shelves were full of weighty tomes on metaphysics, the collective unconscious, transpersonal psychology, meditation, myths and archetypes, mindfulness, chakras, auras, rebirthing, developing psychic abilities – I think you get the idea. I also became curious about energy and its manipulation for healing. I am talking about “subtle energy”; it is called by different names in different traditions but in the western world it is probably most commonly known as chi, qi, ki, and prana. So when a new spirituality center opened up in my city I went to the open house to learn about Reiki, a hands-on healing method that was developed in Japan and had been in use since the early twentieth century. I had an open mind, but no knowledge of subtle energy or how to manipulate it, or what impact this could have on the body. I walked in late, as usual; so I seated myself as inconspicuously as possible in the back of the room.
     
    The registered nurse who delivered the presentation asked for a volunteer from the audience so she could demonstrate this hands-on approach to healing via the body’s energy field. I was tempted to raise my hand but didn’t; an older man, probably in his late eighties, walked to the front of the room.
     
    About 30 seconds after the presenter/practitioner placed her hands lightly on the man’s shoulders, I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Gradually it seemed that all of the neurons in my body began to fire, but not in an extreme way; it felt like a pleasant mini-surge of endorphins and dopamine. Then, a peacefulness came over me like a tingly, gentle mist descending. I wasn’t even being touched by the presenter but it sure felt like she had done something to me. And it felt really good.
     
    There are many forms of energy healing: Reiki, Healing Touch, and Pranic Healing, to name just a few. BodyTalk, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), acupuncture, and acupressure are all forms of energy manipulation. Subtle energy can also be balanced through breathing practices, such as Pranayama.
     

    Have you employed any touch-based energy therapies – either through a practitioner, or by your own hand – to access the subtle messages your body sends? Have you tried a breathing practice like Pranayama, or perhaps something less formal or of your own design? How has your awareness of your body changed or increased by using these methods?
     
    How has your body responded to the energy healing modalities listed above? Do you have experience with any others – what was that like? How does your body let you know that it has accepted the changes in its energy field? What does it feel like when your body’s energy field changes, or is healed?
     
    #subtleenergy #subtleenergies #reiki #healingtouch #pranichealing #pranayama #emotionalfreedomtechnique #eft #bodytalk #acupuncture #acupressure #touchbasedtherapy #breathingpractice #energybalancing


    Gail Moser
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