“Of all the dark visitors to arrive unbidden on your doorstep, pain is perhaps the least welcome. “ Toko-pa Turner.
Around 30%- 50% of people in the UK are currently suffering from chronic pain .
6300 tonnes of paracetamol are sold in the Uk every year.
373 is the average number of painkillers people take in a year.
In 2020 around 17% of the population were prescribed anti-depressants.
More than 20 million anti depressants were prescribed between October and December 2020.
Thats an awful lot of suppression going on.
We will do anything to avoid our pain, whether it’s physical – back, frozen shoulder, ibs, period pain, migraines or emotional pain – sadness, grief, despair.
Don’t get me wrong there are times when these drugs are a complete lifesaver.
They can be a bridge to be able to continue with our lives , especially when there are people relying on us.
But, of course it’s not a long term solution
They might help for a while, but symptoms usually return.
Meanwhile the drugs are weighing heavily on your kidneys, liver and gut.
You are feeling less robust. less energy and even more despondent.
But what if your pain is in fact trying to tell you something?
Have you slowed down enough to actually stop and listen?
What if your pain is actually your ally?
At the root of our pain there are often unexpressed emotions – anger, fear and grief. Once these are expressed things start to improve.
Traditional medicines already understand this. Homeopaths have been working this way for over 200 years.
A different way
Homeopathic remedies are amazing at unblocking trapped emotions and supporting any organs.
Bodywork, particularly myo-fascial release can free emotions and energy from the tissues.
I can’t fix you or give you the answers, only you will know what your body is trying to tell you.
But what we can do is make a space to listen, using bodywork, homeopathy or a combination of both.
Feel free to get in touch if this way of working together is interesting to you, I would love to hear from you !
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