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Is Pain Real or Is It All In Your Head? Neuroscience Explains

Luis R. Valadez, Learning-Mind Waking Times “Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air. We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will

Sorrow At Its Source

Linda George, Contributor Waking Times “The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Kahlil Gibran Sorrow, grief, the heart squeezing pain surges in waves that spill over eyes and down cheeks. We all know the feeling. In the wake of a loved one’s death, the end of a significant relationship, twins

Vitamin D Improves Mood, Cognition and Pain Tolerance

Mae Chan, Prevent Disease Waking Times Without the sunshine vitamin, few of us would experience lives free of disease. Two new studies show that increased levels of vitamin D not only reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairments, but also improve widespread chronic pain. People with higher blood levels of vitamin D live significantly longer than people

Where Is Your Pain Coming From?

Dr. Ben Kim, Guest Waking Times Sometimes, you can pinpoint exactly where you are feeling pain and that point does in fact represent where you are injured. But there are many instances in which you may feel pain or discomfort in one area of your body while the actual injury is in a different location.

Man Heals His Excruciating Pain With Cannabis After A Battery of Pharmaceuticals Failed

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times A man with excruciating pains following multiple traumas was monitored, daily, over one year while managing chronic pain by self-administering quantifiable amounts of natural cannabis. Tetrahydro-cannabinol, Cannabidiol, and Cannabinol were all measured in tinctures, capsules, smoke-able product plus some baked goods, prior to their administration. By allowing standardization, the

Is Pain Essential to Personal Growth?

Milan Ljubincic, Contributor Waking Times Do We Need to Experience Pain in Order to Grow? Whether physical or emotional, pain is part of the human experience. All emotions that cause pain, from shame and guilt to anger and anxiety, are teaching experiences that guide our growth. Just like positive emotions, they have the potential to

Yoga as Integrative Medicine: Why Health Care Professionals Should Offer It

Ginger Garner, Guest Waking Times In a 2002 study of people with chronic heart disease, more than 80% of patients used integrative medicine. (1)  Patients cited numerous benefits to the use of integrative medicine, including maintaining better health and sleep, boosting self-esteem, hope, and peaceful mind, and reducing anxiety, stress, and pain. The integrative therapies

Your Perceived Emotional State Is What Determines How You Feel Pain

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times Brain imaging technology is allowing us to see the potential for the mind to influence our physiology, and how this influence should not be underestimated in determining how we feel pain. A recent report published in the European Heart Journal showed that our perception of stress may be the most significant indicator

Waking From Sleep: The Causes of Higher States of Consciousness

Steve Taylor, New Dawn Waking Times Higher states of consciousness (HSCs) – or awakening experiences, as I prefer to call them – are moments of revelation, when we perceive reality at a heightened intensity. The world around us comes to life, and is filled with an atmosphere of harmony and meaning. A spirit-force seems to

Awakening From the Wound of Duality

Linda George, Contributing Writer Waking Times  “I have known good and evil, Sin and virtue, right and wrong; I have judged and been judged; I have passed through birth and death, Joy and sorrow, heaven and hell; And in the end I realized That I am in everything And everything is in me.” (Hazrat Inayat

New Study: Vaporized Marijuana is a Safe and Effective Pain Treatment

Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society Waking Times When we talk about the medicinal benefits of marijuana, those who disapprove of its use tend to roll their eyes. But the fact is, this powerful plant has numerous potential applications in healthcare and pain management in particular. A new study has once again demonstrated that the vilified plant can safely

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