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"Conversations Between Your Brain and Your Endocrine System"

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Jody, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    I like it. I think these negative assessments or bad 'mindsets' we make are surprisingly important when we're ill. THis is where the amygdala retraining program has been very important to me at times. Sometimes I am able to dig myself out of fatigue and feeling badly and poor health simply by identifying that negative thought and basically planting a better one in there.

    Its not easy and its not obvious but when it works it works very well - never forget the power of the mind/body approach :)
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    Thanks Cort.

    I have pretty much given up on finding medical help that will work and don't have the money for it anyway. My naturopath is a continued help for me mostly with acupuncture and an hour of conversation once a month. And of course I will take free Reiki as often as Martha wants to give it. :)

    But I have come to believe at present that my best tool is between my ears. :D

    It is really the only one I have, and fortunately from what I've read and from what I have experienced to a degree, it is a good one, one that can make a difference.

    For many chronics with no medical recourse and no money, this is a tool they don't have to depend on anyone else for. Maybe one of the few things in some lives that they don't need someone else for.

    Makes it more valuable than gold, to my mind.
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    Hi Jody!

    You wrote:
    "If we're overwhelmed, let's speculate that there are answers and we'll find them. If we're depressed, instead of seeing emptiness stretching before us, let's envision an open road, waiting to be filled with new and wonderful things."

    I like this. I like this a lot. :D

    Lisa :)
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    Jody Senior Member

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    Lisa,

    Did I write that? I don't even remember now what I wrote. :p

    That DOES sound pretty good. :D

    Maybe I should go read that article myself. :rolleyes:
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    You totally should go read it again Jody. It was an inspired piece of writing you did there. :)
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    Lisa,

    Thanks for the good advice. :D

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