Chronic pain affects a large number of people. For example, nearly 50 million Americans, according to the American Pain Foundation, are affected by chronic pain.
What can you do to free your body from chronic, debilitating, incessant pain?
Why is your body is sending you this distress signal?
Your body may be telling you that there is a lack of blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients getting through to your cells.
Just think about this for a minute: when you stand, sit, or lie in one position for a time, you decrease the blood flow to your legs and pelvis areas. Your body sends you a warning signal when your hands, feet, and legs begin to experience poor circulation, a feeling of “pins and needles”, or numbness and tingling.
When you do this for too long, the signal intensifies and becomes stronger, more severe as the urgency for blood flow increases and your body begins to send you pain signals.
Pain as a signal
You may choose not to listen, or to block-out this vital signal with pain medication. This strategy works short-term, especially in the case of accidents, but it is not a long-term solution.
Pain is often a universal signal, a cry for help. Your cells are lacking what they need because of blood-flow restrictions. Long-term poor circulation can seriously damage your brain, legs, heart, and other major organs. The longer this condition lasts, the more serious the effect and results.
The signs are headaches, cold extremities, pale skin, tiredness, and numbness. A heart attack is an extreme example of circulation problems. Common symptoms of poor circulation can include dizziness, fatigue, cold hands and feet, feet swelling, high blood pressure, and wounds slow to heal. Overall body weakness can be experienced by a long-term lack of oxygen and nutrients. A common symptom of asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and the variations of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is insufficient oxygen; all of which experience poor circulation.
When nutrients can’t get into your cells, and toxic poisons and wastes can’t get out, your cells lose their ability to create energy, essential for healing, repairing, and protection They simply can’t function optimally. You become vulnerable to toxic micro-organisms and disease.
With slow circulation, you lose the ability to release toxic wastes and poisonous substances from your cells. Lymphatic blockage occurs due to lack of circulation, inhibited by toxic wastes, foreign particles, and toxic substances accumulating and literally clogging up your circulatory flow. Your pain signal becomes very loud at this point.
The Lymphatic system
A complex network of vessels, ducts, and nodes moving fluid and substances between the cells and tissues, the lymphatic system, when functioning properly, helps your body to cleanse and eliminate toxins. When it becomes sluggish or blocked, it can lead to swelling and edema, clear examples of circulatory system disturbance.
Many people cannot exercise due to poor health, disability, or physical injury. Their decreased mobility can actually increase the pain they may be experiencing. Lack of movement can create many complications, caused by their congested and clogged lymphatic systems.
What’s the solution?
The first, major step is to improve the blood circulation. This frees the cells and lymphatic system from the overload of accumulated toxicity. Once the blood flow starts to improve, the lymph system can now release its toxic burden, causing a reduction in pain levels.
With the improvement in the circulation, the lymph system can remove toxic content from the body’s cells. Eyes become brighter, and skin begins to glow, and a person’s hair turns shiny again. Often reported is an immediate improvement in sleep – we see this time and time again as the body becomes cleaner from the inside.
These are all results of an improved blood flow. Cleaner blood, as a result of a healthy lymphatic system, brings oxygen and nutrients to previously starved cells. It is so wonderful to see health returning like springtime after a long, cold winter.
How to improve your circulation (without exercise)
When you cannot exercise, you need to seek other ways to help your blood to move effectively. As soon as you do, you will begin to experience your pain reducing, as your circulation increases. This alone will help you feel better, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
As soon as the circulation, particularly in older people, slows they experience higher levels of pain and discomfort. Lack of key nutrition is an important factor.
When your body is unable to get essential minerals, vitamins, and elements, this makes your blood vessels exceptionally fragile and further prevents proper circulation of blood. Limited nutrition leads to an increase in toxins.
However, when the blood flow improves, people begin to feel better. The pain leaves of its own accord because the alert signal is no longer needed.
The human body’s ability to recover and rejuvenate is amazing when you help it to achieve its primary goal – wellness.
Topics: Pain/Inflammation, Cells, Circulation, Congestion, Toxicity, Chronic pain