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SOME TIPS ON DEALING WITH SPRING MIGRAINES…

Dealing with Spring Migraines, a few tips from Migraine Relief Center.

With warmer weather comes the urge to spend more time outside, enjoying the nice temperatures before we enter the heat of the summer which could be sooner than we think !

Unfortunately, with weather and environmental changes comes the less enjoyable allergy season.

Spring is a difficult time for many migraineurs who face the double hit of runny noses and increased migraines.

Here are some posts from Migraine Relief Centre’s website on dealing with allergies and seasonal migraines.

Allergies and Migraines: The One Two Punch of Spring

The Guide to Combating Spring Migraines

The Difference Between a Migraine and a Sinus Headache

The Weather Triggering Your Migraines

This spring, take appropriate measures to protect yourself against more intense migraines so you can enjoy this season to the fullest. For more details and lots more information on migraines head to The Migraine Relief Centre website.

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OVER THIRTEEN HEALTH RELATED AWARENESS DAYS, WEEKS AND FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2021…

During the month of May there are over thirteen health related awareness days as well as weeks and awareness for month of May. I will try and cover each of the list below throughout this month and May to keep you up to date with the latest news.

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day on May 15th – This year’s theme is spinal cord injury at any age. Post it on Twitter or Facebook and don’t forget to add #LivingWithSCI. Aspire – supporting people with spinal injury.

World Red Cross Day May 8th and British Red Cross Week May 4th-9th – The BRC have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone all planned public collections activity this year. This comes after carefully considering the risks of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on the health, safety and wellbeing of our amazing volunteer collectors and generous donors. However you can still help raise awareness by becoming a virtual bucket shaker means that you can still collect donations, bring your community together and raise vital funds for people in crisis. It’s quick and easy, just click the ‘Become a Virtual Bucket Shaker’ link and register for your online fundraising page now!

International ME Awareness Day May 12th and ME Awareness Week May 11th-17th – Centred on ME Awareness Day on May 12th, ME Awareness Week is a time when everyone we know puts all their valuable energy into telling the world that M.E. is a real and physical disease. Go Blue 4 ME, one of the ME Association’s most successful regular fundraising campaigns, will run again in 2020. It will be held during ME Awareness Week in May: Monday, May 11 – Sunday, May 17.

World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12th and Fibromyalgia Awareness Month for May 1st-30th – May is the month we all come together to educate and raise awareness about Fibromyalgia with friends and family, at work, and in our neighborhoods. Take part to share the facts, and make a difference for all those impacted by Fibromyalgia, #SupportFibro. Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12th and World Lupus Day is May 10th. Get ready to turn the month of May purple!

World Lupus Day May 10th, Lupus is a complicated condition which is still very poorly understood by the public and many within the medical profession. There are many ways that you can help to raise awareness of lupus within the community just head to the World Lupus Day website.

Arthritis Care Awareness Week May 14th-21st, Arthritis Care Awareness Week is a UK based event which raises awareness about arthritis, gathers support for people with this condition, and highlights the work of Arthritis Care, a charity which supports this event. Arthritis is a condition marked by painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. There are many types of arthritis which can affect a person in different ways. More details on the Awareness Week on Versus Arthritis website.

International Nurses Day May 12th, International Nurses Day (IND) is observed around the world May 12 (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth in 1820). The day is set aside to honor and note the many contributions nurses make to society. Nurses care for our loved ones at some of the most challenging times of their lives. Use #InternationalNursesDay or #VoiceToLead to share on social media.

Make May Purple/Action on Stroke Month May 1st-30th, Make May Purple is our Stroke Association fundraising and awareness campaign that coincides with National Stroke Awareness month – May. Whatever you do, don’t forget to tag the Stroke Association on social media using #MakeMayPurple and let us know what you’re up to! Lots of ideas on how to raise funds and awareness on the Stroke Association website.

Mental Health Day May 6th and Mental Health Awareness Week May 18th-23rd and Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week May 3rd-9th,#MaternalMHMatters

World MS Day May 30th, The 2020-2022 World MS Day theme is ‘connections’. MS Connections is all about building community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care. 

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ARE YOU HEALING OR BEING HEALED?…

Healing, what does it really mean to people in constant pain? In the Oxford Dictionary it says “healing is the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.” (noun) “tending to heal; therapeutic.”(adjective)

Cancer Research wrote that “healers believe that healing energy exists all around us, and that they can channel this energy. They believe that the energy can heal you. There is no reliable scientific evidence to support its use as a cancer treatment.”

Summary

  • Healing involves the channelling of healing energy, and healers believe that this energy can heal you
  • There is no reliable scientific evidence to say it works as a treatment for cancer
  • There are no reported side effects

Healing has become a popular means of alternative treatment. The scientific theory behind this is that a patients brain waves are stimulated during the treatment which can then help the healing process to start.

Some healers believe ‘they’ have been given some sort of power to help speed up the body’s natural process of healing. They say it is completely safe for people of any age or state of health. It is used for many conditions, in particular for stress and for muscoskeletal disorders and chronic illnesses. It doesn’t always work but the patient usually finds that their ability to cope with their problems improves. Many healers only require one session but usually a number of sessions are required.

In the Cambridge Dictionary it says that healing means :

The process of becoming well again, especially after a cut or other injury, or of making someone well again.

Some herbs have been used in healing for centuries.

The process in which a badsituation or painfulemotionends or improves.

Healing only begins when the hurt is shared with someone.We have seen much progress, but the healing process is going to take years.

So, although chronic pain is probably not something that you can treat with herbs or stick a plaster on it. However, to help it heal it can be helped by using our mind and body. Believing you can truly be in less pain if you do this or that can also help to convince your mind that there is a way out of this situation if you put your mind to it.

I have personally never seen a healer but I do believe some people have magic hands and I used to see a lady who gave me regular aromatherapy massage who I was convinced had healing hands. I always felt so much better after I had seen her. Of course the treatment itself was relaxing which helps any pain but I think it was her aura that convinced me I was in safe hands and I would leave feeling in less pain.

She held her treatments in a private hospital room and you could smell the relaxing oils as you walked down the corridor. She was always in a white surgical gown and the minute you entered the room you felt completely safe.

Her hands were healing hands and throughout the treatment she would quietly ask how you were feeling or did it hurt where she was working. Since she retired I have had a number of different aromatherapy massage sessions but none made me feel like she did. So, was I actually having a healing session with my aromatherapist? Well, I believe I was and I really miss though healing hands.

If your healing hands are your local GP, your Pain Consultant or even your best friend. If they make you feel more healed then try and see them as often as you can.