We want to talk about ways to find emotional comfort from your fibromyalga pain because pain relief should be found in not only physical ways, but mental ways as well. We’ve been discussing ways to relieve your fibromyalgia pain naturally on the Dr. Fibro Facebook page and hopefully you’ve learned some great tips. We’ve covered how you can relieve your stress and your daily pain and also easy ways to incorporate the good foods into your diet and rid your body of the bad foods. I’ve also mentioned before that by getting a good daily dose of Vitamin D and by exercising, you’ll release a endorphins into your body.
This is important to keep your mood up but what about other ways which you might not have thought about yet?
What about emotional comfort?
Fibromyalgia pain relief is part physical but you also have to make sure you’re feeling good in every single aspect! Remember, you’re not just a limb, you’re a whole body; therefore, you MUST look at the complete picture when looking to live pain free!
I came across a post on Facebook the other day about how some fibromyalgia patients find comfort and happiness in caring for or simply being around their pets. If you’re experiencing excruciating pain, you might be rolling your eyes at the idea of taking care of one more living but hang with me on this.
Owning a pet shows decreased levels of depression and stress. “The benefit is especially pronounced when people are strongly attached to their pets,” says researcher Judith Siegel, PhD. In one study on pets and health, stockbrokers with high blood pressure who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did people without pets! Sounds like a great way to find natural pain relief to me
Maybe even more interesting is a study that Cambridge University conducted on the general health benefits to owning a furry friend, “A study…found that owning a pet produced improvements in general health in as little as one month. This continued over the 10 month study.”
If you’re still not sure that owning a pet is for you, that’s okay!
You can still reap the benefits by offering to dog-sit or cat-sit for a friend for a day or even head over to your local humane society on your good days. That way, you can shower these animals with some much needed attention – They’ll appreciate it!
Another way you can find emotional comfort when you’re having a rough day is turning on soothing music (like Natural sounds), taking an Epsom salt bath, or read an inspirational book. Some patients even keep biographies of people they find inspiring around to read when they need a little positivity.
By the way, if you’re interested – I’m offering TWO Natural Sounds audio sleep aids for just $1 right now BUT this sale is valid through the end of the year only! These aids are popular with a lot of my patients and they find that by putting on soothing music right before bed, they get a better quality sleep at night.
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How do YOU find comfort on the hard days?
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