Personally I am not in favor of being diagnosed by someone with the label of an illness.
In our society today, it has become the norm for people to be diagnosed or labelled with the name of an illness. I have found that with many people, this sits like a weight on their shoulders, weighing them down heavily. There are few people that, when diagnosed with a major illness, have the strength of mind, followed by body, to go search out a therapy that can ease their symptoms, sometimes even get rid of their illness altogether.
Many doctors, I could say most doctors, look at the statistics of illnesses and know the usual progression of the disease. This is then placed on the patient's shoulders and installed into their mind. They 'think' there is no solution.
Most doctors do not have the time to research new techniques that are found since their years of studying medicine. They rely majorly on what they learned in medical school and the seminars given by doctors, to update them with medical solutions.
Medical solutions towards disease lean strongly towards drug therapy or surgery.
It is quick and easy for the doctor to write a script and quick and easy for the patient to take the pill. Sometimes this can be a lifesaver for many people and can get them out of a dangerous health crisis. Unfortunately, many drugs have unpleasant side effects.
A Passion for Good Health
It also takes passion for a doctor or a patient to probe and learn to find other methods that can be a good and sometimes better, and have no side effects, than relying on the medicine chest.
A disease diagnosis is a name given to a list of symptoms. There is a list of symptoms for Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and autism etc.
The symptoms of these diseases overlap. Many illnesses can have brain fog, anxiety, sore throat, palpitations, difficulty breathing. A label accumulates these symptoms. Once a label is applied to an illness, the person is sent to a doctor dealing in that group of symptoms. It takes a brave doctor to look for a solution outside what is being recommended by his colleagues.
Very, very slowly, people - the patients - are starting to look for other answers as they do not like the outcome that has been given to them eg 'you will not improve anymore' or the side effects of the drugs given to them.
One such modality that has now been recognized by The American Academy of Pediatrics is Neurofeedback. It is a form of brain training. Good results have been documented with ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety and traumatic brain injuries. They recognize it is as effective as medications for ADD/ADHD and rarely has adverse side effects.
Other modalities that treat many symptoms for varying diseases are
Light Therapy, Sound Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Homeopathy and Flower Essence Therapy.
If you look around you will find many people being treated with different modalities by mainstream doctors and by Complementary therapists. Don't be stuck with a label. Free yourself. Lift that weight by trying different therapies. Find the one that is right for you, one that eases your symptoms.
There is always an answer out there.
Go find it!
Fatigue is a symptom of an imbalance in your body or mind, or both. It is not an illness in itself. Fatigue can be temporary or chronic. Temporary means that it is short lived, maybe for hours or a day or two. Chronic means that it is around for a long time and does not go away. This may be for weeks, months or years.
People who are diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have long term fatigue, that is, chronic fatigue. This is an illness that encompasses a group of symptoms. These symptoms may be different for many people, however the over-riding symptom is fatigue.
For some people this fatigue can mean that they cannot work to the same standard that they did previously. For others it may mean that they can only get to work a few hours each day. Others people may have to give up work and can barely manage with general life. And there is the smaller group of people that are so fatigued that they cannot get out of bed for weeks, months or years.
If you are feeling fatigue it is a good idea to visit your medical practitioner to make sure that there is nothing major wrong with you. He/she can detect many things through blood tests these days. If they have no solution for you there are many other avenues that you can follow. But first you need an open mind.
Many people only look to Western medicine to cure all their ills. Many other people in western civilization seek out alternative modalities. Alternative modalities are also called complementary medicine or complementary modalities because they complement, that is, add to general medical treatment. Many people use only these forms of medicine. These modalities encompass the whole body and mind, and do not treat just the one or two symptoms that you might present with to a GP.
Alternative modalities generally prefer preventative treatment and work on strengthening the mind and body and not wait until something goes drastically wrong.
Usually these alternative modalities or treatments do no harm and help people considerably.
What do I Look for in an Alternative Practitioner?
If you decide to look for alternative treatment look for practitioners who have qualifications. Check who has given this qualification. It is also worth noting that there are some modalities where there is nowhere to get qualified. Sometimes you can get great relief from these people also. Use your discernment to decide. Even if the person is not qualified yet you here good reports about them or are getting relief from them, then why not keep seeing them? Why stop just because they do not have a piece of paper to hang on the wall?
Alternative Modalities for YOU to try
Many of these modalities may ease your fatigue. You need to find the right person that you can connect with.
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Chakras are energy centres in the body. They cannot be detected by medical machinery of Western medicine. They cannot be seen by the naked eye. They cannot be felt physically. But millions of people around the world believe that our body has these energy centres.
There are seven major energy centres in the body. Everybody has them. There is no getting away with not having them even if you don't believe in them. They are just there. You need somewhere in your energetic body to send energy around your physical body just to keep it going. Just think of it as the electricity of your body.
Now, these energy centres have been attributed with the colours of the rainbow, an upside down rainbow. Seven major energy centres, seven colours of the rainbow.
The Colours of the Rainbow
At the top of the arc of a rainbow the colour is red, blending into orange, then yellow. These are the warm colours of the rainbow. Next we get into the cooler colours of the rainbow - green, blue, indigo and violet.
When these colours are attributed to the chakras you can see, in the picture below, that red is now on the bottom and violet at the top.
Here's how the colours of the rainbow are generally applied to the body. The energy centres are situated along the length of the spine but in the body along the spine. The colours on the body show the areas affected by each energy centre.
The chakra influencing the stomach area is called the solar plexus. You have probably heard of it even if you know nothing about the chakras. Yellow influences the bile - which is yellow, the stomach, liver and the other major organs in this area.
When something is wrong with your liver or gall bladder your urine turns bright yellow.
The solar plexus is the area of the Will. You can determine to do something and be strong or you can be weak and spineless.
Today I am posting some yellow images. Taking in the energy of the colour you are low in through your eyes can help strengthen your energy centre.
Chakras are Connected Throughout the Body
Many people are familiar with the concept of chakras of the body but few connect them with the legs. A quick glance at the colours of the legs in the drawing here will show you the association of the chakras of the legs with the corresponding chakras in the body.
Refer to this article here to tell you about chakras in the body.
Chakras of the Body
When you can see the colour connections it is easier to understand. So, if you have something wrong with the top of your thigh - the blue area - do you also have something wrong with your shoulders or your throat area?
If you are an artist or even done some painting at school you may have heard of complementary colours. These are colours that look very good together. They are opposites on the colour wheel. There is a connection between these colours. They give each other a sparkle if they are in a painting together or if you wear them together.
You will notice where we use the red and green a lot is at Christmas time. Everybody loves red and green at this time. Blue and orange is used at the beach.
There is a connection between the chakras of these colours also. So the ankle area of the leg may be connected with the blue area of the leg etc.
Using Complementary Chakras for Healing
Often when I do Crystal Healing I notice these connections. If a person has a headache - the violet area, sometimes it cannot be healed in that area. If I take the pendulum to the yellow area of the body, around the stomach, the headache is removed.
When there is a problem with the legs, check out which area of the leg it is in. See if there is a connection with the same colour chakra on the body. If not, check out the complementary colour on the leg or the complementary colour on the body.
A young boy I treated for many years had a connection between his ankle - the orange chakra of the leg and the throat, the blue chakra area of the body. He had a lot of sore throats. His mother could tell when he was getting a sore throat before he could. Two or three days before his throat showed any symptoms his right ankle would swell. It was a very good indicator.
A young lady I know was in hospital having an inspection done of her fallopian tubes. These are in the orange area of the body. She was told that when she woke up she would probably have pain in her shoulders. This was a common occurence. The shoulders are the blue area of the body, the complementary colour to the fallopian tubes. The nurses knew that this happened but did not know why.
Different colours are assigned to areas of the body
Chakras are Centres of Energy in the Body
The knowledge of these energy centres comes from the Sanskrit or old Indian way of life. In many parts of India people, particularly men, devoted their life to prayer and meditation. They become very sensitive to the the unseen things of our world.
They have passed on to us this knowledge and gradually it became known in the West.
What is a Chakra?
These energy centres are like a swirling vortex where energy from the outside passes in and out of the body. It is a collection centre.
From here it spreads along our spine and from there affects our body. We could think of this as our senses being on high alert. We are continually picking up things from our world as we go about our daily business. We sense that someone we know is across a crowded room or that the phone is about to ring. We may sense another person's emotions. We 'feel' for our loved ones.
These energy centres are called Chakras. They have also been assigned certain colours that resonate with them. These colours are the colours of the rainbow and arranged in reverse order of it.
Chakras and Their Colours
The Base chakra is at the base of the spine. It is affected by the colour red.
The Sacral chakra is in from the navel and has an orange colour.
The Solar Plexus is associated with the waist line area and is assigned the colour yellow.
The Heart chakra is the green area and of course, as the name tells us is associated with the heart.
The Throat chakra affects the throat area and is assigned the colour blue.
The head has the centre of energy in the Brow chakra, just between and slightly above the centre of the eye brows. We also know it as the Third Eye. The colour for this centre is indigo.
The Crown chakra is situated at the top of the head and the colour is violet.
Amethyst Crystal for Healing
Amethyst is a quartz crystal. It is in the same family of crystals as Clear Quartz crystal. Real amethyst crystals do not grow as big as clear quartz crystals therefore it is more difficult to find large crystals of these.
The amethyst crystal resonates with the brow chakra and crown chakra. These chakras are centred in the middle of the forehead and the top of the head.
Chakras are centres of energy unseen by us. It is in these areas that energy comes in and goes out of our body. These areas may become unbalanced. We know that they are unbalanced when we have pains in our body.
Chakras are a bit like the wind. We cannot see the wind but we know it is there by what happens when it is present. The wind can be a soft gentle breeze or the powerful energy of a cyclone or hurricane. It can blow in one direction or seem to gust and swirl in many directions unable to make up its mind about which way to blow.
However, when we have a pain in an area of our body, the unbalanced area is not always directly there. It may be referred from another chakra centre.
For example cramps in the legs may be treated at the Solar Plexus, the energy in the centre of the body in the stomach or middle of the waist area. Headaches can also be treated in this area. It depends on each and every person which energy centre of their body is unbalanced at that time.
To give yourself a lovely crystal healing, put on some soft, beautiful, calming music, lie on your bed or the floor. Place an amethyst crystal on your forehead and a clear quartz crystal on the solar plexus, the centre of your waist. Close your eyes and drift off into Quiet Land for as long as you have time. This is a very soothing and healing experience.
To incorporate other healing modalities, you can put a drop of My Heartsong Survival Essence on your forehead before you place the crystal there. When you have finished your healing experience, place another couple of drops of this Survival Essence on your crystal. It is a great cleanser for your crystal.
You could also place some lavender oil on your forehead before placing the crystal there. Apply the lavender oil with your finger. Do not hold the bottle above your forehead to let a drop fall from it. You do not want lavender oil or any other aromatherapy oils getting in your eyes.
Amethyst crystals can vary in shade from light to dark purple. Amethyst is probably my favourite crystal. I love its purple colour.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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