There are many idiopathic (of unknown cause) symptoms and syndromes associated with chronic pain. Fibromyalgia is the label of choice these days.
I suspect a lot of chronic suffering was dismissed as hypochondria before that.
No known cause of chronic pain syndromes means no effective treatment. No relief for those who suffer - until now.
I've experienced many types of pain over the decades. I don't remember a time when there wasn't pain.
The foot spasms, shin splints, sore knees, pulled hamstrings, sore hips, pelvic pains, chronic 'bad back', abdominal pains, IBS, chondritis, sore ribs, burning shoulders, stiff neck, crunching jaw, headaches ...
Then there where the random shocks, spasms, sudden intense itching, stabbing, biting and gnawing sensations from head to fingers to toes. The chest palpitations, abdominal 'pulsing', restless legs, eye twitches, white fingers, numbness, sudden extreme fatigue feeling and pins and needles in my arms and legs ...
A long list of body-wide, pain-related symptoms and syndromes that led me into a deep depression for many years.
My recovery has shown me how all the pains and weird sensations were because I did not use my main muscles of movement.
My body was not balanced and aligned. My posture was bad, my range of movement became increasingly restricted over the years.
It's taken a long time to correct but I learned to release the pain and you can too.
I believe that only when the main muscles of movement are being used correctly and the body has a full range of natural movement can their dysfunction be ruled out as the cause of the otherwise mysterious, painful symptoms experienced by so many.
Do you have a full range of natural movement?
Do you have a good posture?
Is your body balanced and aligned?
Healing starts from Base-Line.
It takes time and focus to heal yourself but it can be done if you keep working at it.
Notice. Focus. Feel. Connect.
As I unravelled the physical mess I was in I experienced 'healing pains', re-living all my old symptoms as I released my stored trauma. Little by little regaining my natural range of movement and working towards a more balanced body. Unlocking the layers of trauma my body had been carrying around before the pains were gone - cured.
Every day was painful, my symptoms shifting around and around. It was hard to take at times and there were a lot of tears and emotional releases, but after my depression lifted I knew I was on the road to recovery and could feel that the physical symptoms were something I had to work through in order to come out the other side.
I now feel better than I ever have before.
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