Consider engaging in at least one self healing method each day.
Living with chronic illness is stressful for many reasons. Here are just some reasons why stress and illness often go together:
A self-healing practice helps you to nurture yourself. You may experience emotional, physical, mental or spiritual healing. All are of great value.
And you don't have to live with chronic illness to benefit from self-healing. We all need to nurture ourselves to cope with the bumps of life.
Once you find an alternative healing technique that suits you, make it part of your daily routine.
It is important not to constantly look to see if your emotional or physical health is approving from applying the technique; otherwise you may give up too soon. The health benefits may be subtle. It
is easy to be aware of the symptoms. But are they a
little less intense? Or are they around for a little less time than they once
It may take time to get a clear result, but it doesn't mean that your practice isn't helping. Carry out the healing method in the the same way you make sure to eat good food. Make it part of your health management routine.
On the other hand, if your self healing method takes time or money, you don't want to keep doing it if it is not working for you. So set a time period after which you will assess whether to keep going.
It is easy to feel bad about ourselves when we live with chronic illness. Our application of a self-healing method can be a wonderful way to remind ourselves of something we are doing well, as in the positive self talk below...
I engage in an self-healing method.
I am worth it.
I may even enjoy it ;-)
If my inner critic says 'you are not doing anything right' I reply with:
'Oh yes, I am. Look at me. I do this alternative healing method every day (or maybe several times a day).'
My inner critic transforms itself into my inner encourager :-) and replies:
'Good point. Well done.'
A time of chronic illness is often a time for learning to reach out for help.
Perhaps you have a medical doctor who provides a treatment or a way to manage the
symptoms you experience.
(Please always consult your medical doctor.)
Or perhaps you have found an alternative
healing practitioner who provides effective healing– either emotional or physical healing.
However, it is also possible that you have not found anyone who has helped with treatment of the illness.
(If, like myself, you are a person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS ) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), there is, for example, no official treatment available. And the same is true for many other chronic illnesses.)
Even if you do find a practitioner, you will still need to be the one who manages your symptoms on a daily basis.
A practice of self healing can help.
Alternative healing methods I find useful or essential are as follows:
Healing products - a one-off expense
Many of the approaches listed below work towards both physical healing and emotional healing.
Natural Healing Supplements which are good to have in the cupboard. To be used as needed.
You might choose to take natural healing supplements. I give some of my own recommendations below. Please see the health disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
Natural Healing Supplements taken daily, therefore an ongoing financial expense
It is often a difficult financial choice with chronic illness as to which supplements to take. Natural supplements constitute an ongoing expense. If you can't afford to try the natural supplement you wish to try, then be gentle with yourself. Remind yourself you are doing what you can.
A Healing Diet
When it comes to giving your body the best chance of healing, your diet is an important consideration . Click through for an article on the things I wish I had known about diet when I first had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
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