Condition is stable or shrinking
I never used ANY conventional medical treatment and yet still healed.
Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc), Blood Testing
Diet Change, Herbs & Supplements, Increasing Positive Emotions, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Increasing Social Support, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health
Energy Healing (e.g., acupuncture, reiki, kinesiology, etc), Exercise, Massage, Sleep (getting more of it)
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis based on CRP, rheumatoid factor and x-rays. Although I am under the care of a rheumatologist, I have not taken any conventional treatments. Luckily, my rheumatologist has been supportive of my personal choice in my path back to wellness.
What became evidently clear to me as I focused on healing was that conventional medicine solutions did not address root causes of illness. This led me to functional medicine and eventually I left my 30 year engineering career to become a functional medicine certified health coach. As I continued my research and learning, I came to understand that underlying my illness was a lifetime of perfectionism and people-pleasing resulting from limiting beliefs stemming from childhood. These created stress in the body which eventually reached a tipping point, changing gene expression and resulting in rheumatoid arthritis. My genes were responding to a stressful environment of not only physical stressors, but stressful thoughts and feelings. Now I tap into my personal power - which we all have - to release inflammatory foods, thoughts and feelings so that I create a positive environment for gene expression. Always a work in progress!
I absolutely believe that my illness was a result of stressful thoughts and feelings. When we are stressed, and our nervous system is constantly in flight-or-flight mode, all the autonomic nervous system operations become inefficient which then causes breakdown in the physical body and turns on genes for illness. I have worked with many people with rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, and this seems to be a consistent theme. When I help them release stress, their symptoms subside. Releasing stress can go a long way in prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.
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