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LIVING LIFE IN CHRONIC PAIN – The latest news on health, lifestyle, wellbeing, treatments, reviews and tips on chronic pain
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Studies show that poor sleep can result in poor cardiovascular health, particularly for women, and that circadian rhythm disruption could be an understudied risk factor in heart health.
One minute they are telling us that we need a full night’s sleep to function correctly and even that sleeping may help you to lose some weight! Now, researchers are careful to note however that oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes and heart disease.
So, how much sleep should we have? Well, the amount of sleep varies significantly over the course of our lifetime. It depends on your age and activity level as well as your general health and lifestyle habits.
They say that sometimes circumstances mean we need more sleep, for instance during times of stress or illness. However, the typically recommended amount of sleep for adults should be between seven and nine hours each night.
When we’re sleeping, our brains are actively working to process the information from the day into our long-term and short-term memory. Good sleep not only helps our bodies and minds to rest and repair, but it also allows us to perform better too.
The Paper Gown writes about Beauty Sleep and says that the term “beauty sleep” typically describes an extra hour or two of sleep in the evening that helps you look and feel your best in the morning. However, it goes beyond that. Adequate rest is essential for physical and mental well-being. It helps manage stress, reduce inflammation in the body, improve concentration and focus at work or school, and even boost mood.
With a global problem of insufficient sleep, there are serious public health implications to address. Studies paint a worrying picture; an estimated 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from sleep disturbances or illnesses such as insomnia and sleep apnea.
Do you ever find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle? Pain makes it difficult to sleep, but sleep deprivation means the body cannot repair itself – making the pain worse. Healthline points out that people with chronic pain don’t necessarily see improvements in sleep once their pain is resolved.
In fact, the pain often only continues to worsen until sleep is addressed. This may be related to the fact that some people with chronic pain may battle anxiety which in turn may cause stress chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol to flood their systems. Over time, anxiety creates overstimulation of the nervous system, which makes it difficult to sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation points out that sixty-five per cent of those with no pain reported good or exceptionally good sleep quality, while only 45 per cent of those with acute pain and 37 per cent of those with chronic pain did the same. Additionally, 23 per cent of those with chronic pain reported higher stress levels, compared with 7 per cent of those without pain.
Those with acute or chronic pain are more likely to have sleep problems impact their daily lives. Among people who’ve had sleep difficulties in the past week, more than half of those with chronic pain say those difficulties interfered with their work. That drops to 23 per cent of those without pain. People with pain are also far more apt than others to report that lack of sleep interferes with their mood, activities, relationships, and enjoyment of life overall.
People with pain also feel less control over their sleep, worry more about lack of sleep affecting their health and exhibit greater sleep sensitivity. They’re more likely than others to say environmental factors make it more difficult for them to get a good night’s sleep. These factors include noise, light, temperature, and their mattresses alike, suggesting that taking greater care of the bedroom environment may be particularly helpful to pain sufferers.
While both chronic and acute pain is related to lost sleep, the survey indicates that chronic pain is an especially powerful problem. Indeed, one in four people with chronic pain, 23 per cent, say they’ve been diagnosed with a sleep disorder by a doctor, compared with just 6 per cent of all others.
Sleep station comment that It’s a never-ending battle and a vicious circle between sleep disturbance and pain. In some there may be an element of chicken and egg – is the pain-causing sleep problems or is the mediocre quality of your sleep making your pain feel worse? Pain can, for example, be the main reason that you wake in the night, and these interruptions during the night can lead you to get less sleep, and most important of all, less excellent quality restorative sleep. This sleep deprivation can lower your pain threshold and your tolerance for pain and thus can make your pain feel worse.
Source: ZocDoc Healthline, The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Station
Naturopathy was introduced in 1895 by John Scheel who was a Geran homeopath who practiced in New York towards the end of the 19th century. The principles of Naturopathy were first used by the Hippocratic School of Medicine in about 400 BC.
He used the term ‘Naturopathy’ in 1895 to refer to health care that used natural methods which focused on the whole person. It was derived from the Greek and Latin.
He sold the rights to the term to Benedict Lust in 1902 who promoted it all over the world.
According to Naturopathy UK – A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies. Her/his spectrum comprises far more than fasting, nutrition, water, and exercise; it includes approved natural healing practices such as Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine, as well as the use of modern methods like Bio-Resonance, Ozone-Therapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy. At a time when modern technology, environmental pollution, poor diet, and stress play a significant role in the degradation of health, a Naturopath’s ability to apply natural methods of healing is of considerable importance.
Quite often a Naturopath is the last resort in a patient’s long search for health. Providing personalised care to each patient, the naturopath sees humankind as a holistic unity of body, mind, and spirit.
They usually practice in a freelance environment, with the option to work in hospitals, spas, research, health care, administration, management in the retail industry, or in the media. One can find a Naturopath in a nutritional and family consultancy, as well as in a Beauty Clinic. Specialisation in infertility, skin problems, sports, children, or geriatrics is possible. The growing acceptance of Naturopathy world-wide, and greater movement and communication within the European Union offers a wealth of opportunities for future professional and personal development.
Some examples of Naturopathy include chiropractic adjustment, herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, homeopathy, acupuncture, diet-based therapies and more.
Chinese physicians were paid to keep their patients healthy and were either dismissed or not paid if the patient became ill.
This ensured a health system, not an ill health system, as we know it. Unfortunately this understanding has changed to a new paradigm-wait until it is broken and then fix it.
This is not intelligent medicine and part of a Naturopath’s role is empowering the patient to take responsibility for his or her own health. This is not always an easy task amid a hostile environment of toxins and chemicals.
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Naturopathic treatment plans focus on education and prevention. They often emphasize diet, exercise, and stress management.
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Naturopathy has proven itself to be as effective, but not as damaging, as any other modern treatment. It is a type of alternative medicine that does not use modern drugs and chemicals. Practitioners of naturopathic medicine believe that the body has the power to heal itself without the intervention of chemicals. The body already has the necessary instruments to become healthy; it just needs to know how to use them.
Naturopathy includes a wide variety of natural treatments and uses a holistic approach to any medical affliction. This type of alternative medicine combines authentic knowledge with the discoveries of modern science and brings a new way of treating the body without risking long term injury. The roots of naturopathy go back thousands of years, and since ancient times, people have used the benefits of nature to maintain their health. The procedures are meant to be as minimally invasive as possible. Surgery and modern medicine are recommended only in extreme cases. Otherwise the body’s energy, together with natural ingredients, is all that is needed to heal almost any disease. Additionally, naturopathy emphasizes the importance of careful prevention, rather than desperate treatment.
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