Polymialgia Treatment Part 1
A lot of the research regarding Polymialgia has determined two causative factors: our inherited genetics and environmental factors. When we look at treatment or therapy options it is important to understand the causative factors. Although it may seem like stating the obvious, we have no control over our inherited genetic factors, so our treatment options will leave us to focus on our environmental circumstances. The good news is we can influence or manipulate our environmental influences to our advantage.
When the scientists and researchers refer to “environmental factors”, they are not referring to greenhouse gases or global warming . They are referring to the immediate external environment that we surround ourselves with or interact with closely on a day to day basis. There is a lot of research, not just in the area of polymialgia but areas of neuro-science and health and longevity are pointing to these key environmental factors as being vital for our health. And it is true if you think about it, if we can’t control our inherited genetics, then the biggest influence we can have on our bodies, minds and health is the influence of our environment.
It is well implicated in research and from anecdotal evidence that a large majority of people who have developed chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia or polymialgia will recount a stressful period or traumatic event leading up to the onset of symptoms. This is a good example of the influence of our environmental factors on the triggering or expression of a disease. Stressful external events are part of your external environment. At times we may not have an influence on those external events or how they unfold, but we have total control over how we deal with, react or respond to those stressful events. And this is what we will focus on.
Decreasingor lowering your stress levels and calming the mind and body should be your number one priority during your recovery from polymialgia. Here are a few recommendations to get you started.
Start what I call a strict media diet or fast. Think of the media inputs that you expose yourself to and go on a media diet of sorts. If you stop and think about what is actually shown and reported on the media and news everyday, it is very toxic. Quite often it’s sensationalised, over dramatic journalism with a heavy angle of fear injected into it. A large majority are negative stories, tragic events, wars, killings and the like. Do you think if you read 30 minutes of negative information everyday and watched 30 minutes of negative information every night, could this in any way have a positive benefit on your health? Most certainly not. Get in control of your external environment and chose to only let your mind and thoughts be exposed to positive and up lifting information as you go through this healing process. Many people fear that they will get out of touch with the world or they won’t know what’s going on in the world if they don’t read the news paper or watch the news. Have no feaar the world will be fine without you knowing and worrying about every little detail, let someone else worry about that. And a friend or neighbor will always keep you up to date if something really dramatic or important did happen.