Arthritis and Charting Health Problems
February 11, 2009 Leave a comment
Well I’m just chart- tastic this week. and I will post the last chart for a while.
I manage Arthritis. and the symptoms can be intrusive. When my Arthritis flares my joints are slow and achy and I have serious nerve pinching problems that were greatly due to the Arthritis.
Since I have taken my health more seriously over the years, I have had less and less symptoms…. and pain and today Arthritis is mostly inconvenience. I do mobility exercises, Tai chi and swimming. I also ,use journaling and meditation to live with pain. I discovered with meditation that my own thoughts of anticipating and dreading pain actually make the pain worse.
The tightening of my body do to stress seems to increase symptoms. I have learned to live with my health problems and not fight them… this is a big part of my wellness management.
I have created a simple chart for Arthritis Management. The idea of charting is to gain awareness over a health problem over a period of time. Learning about Such things as triggers both external and in the body making living, coping and growing with our health and health problems much more manageable.
A downloadable PDF copy is available by clicking on the link below.