Scottsdale-based life coach, Peter Winslow, helps his clients achieve their goals and transform their lives. One area in which Peter Winslow works is the management of chronic pain, which often requires a multifaceted approach to treatment.
Painkillers can help with chronic pain, but, due to their habit-forming nature, many seek alternatives. The following methods can help improve the quality of life of those with chronic pain conditions.
Deep breathing and meditation can improve pain. Many forms of body pain are associated with tension, and encouraging the body to relax can mitigate the pain. These methods may involve the repetition of a phrase or mantra or simply focusing on one's breathing. If one’s condition does not preclude exercise, it can help. Endorphins released during exercise may help lower chronic pain and encourage health in other ways.
Finally, stress management can reduce physical pain. Anxiety, stress, anger, and sadness can all accentuate chronic pain conditions. Hence, taking the time to lower one’s stress may pay dividends where pain is concerned. This may involve listening to soothing music, using guided imagery, or employing progressive muscle relaxation.