Relieving Chronic Pain Through Feng Shui
According to the Feng Shui philosophy, if a person’s environment is not in harmony, it can result in a lot of disturbances and even illnesses. Let’s discover the concept of Feng Shui and how it can help deal with a difficult illness like chronic pain.
Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. It can create an imbalance in the mind-body composure of an individual.
Feng Shui largely influences your mood by arranging your external environment to direct a healing and positive flow of energy towards your health.
Feng Shui is one of the eight limbs of traditional Chinese medicine . It means Wind – Water” and is based on the principle that the energy (also called as chi or qi) travels through the pathways in the body called meridians and if these meridians are blocked, it can directly affect a person’s life by creating stressful conditions or illnesses.
Feng Shui works by balancing the natural energy elements: earth, fire, water, wind, and metal. When in balance, it is believed that an individual will experience harmony. Fundamental to this optimized flow of energy within a person’s environment is the yin and yang elements.
The yin-yang constitutes opposing forces, which need to be balanced to maintain overall health and prevent illnesses.
At times when you are feeling grumpy, fatigued, painful and just generally ‘low’, Feng Shui would prescribe a healthy dose of ‘positive energizers’ to rouse your spirits.
Here are a few simple Feng Shui strategies to fight chronic pain
Feng Shui / Chronic Pain Strategies
- Get rid of clutter: A study published in the journal of Neuroscience indicated that a clutter-free environment can help you to focus better, become less irritable, more productive and organized. During pain, we tend to become disoriented and lose focus. Feng Shui prescribes the elimination of clutter, helping you to alleviate your negative emotions. It allows the flow of energy in your house and increases your energy levels by clearing your mind.
- Lighten up: Do you enjoy working in an office with dim halogen lights and no windows (not that exciting, huh?)? Research has concluded that natural white light exposure improves performance and sleep. Consistent with the Feng Shui philosophy, improved ventilation and exposure to natural lighting helps to stimulate the mind and also regulate the circadian rhythms. These are the rhythms that control our body’s sleep & wake cycle. Chances are that these changes will be enable you to improve the quality of your sleep.
- Bathroom blocking: As well, places like bathrooms should have clean drains and toilet seats should be covered with the doors closed when not in use. This helps to block the negative and impure air, according to Feng Shui principles.
- Water wonder: In Feng Shui, water plays a significant role in the house as it can largely influence the health and financial status of the person. A person may be suffering from chronic illness due to the improper positioning or flow of water in the house.
- Crystal effect: Studies have indicated that electromagnetic radiations emitted through electronic devices can negatively influence our body, creating a number of health ailments. To balance the negative energy, Feng Shui advises keeping crystal clusters around these areas.
- Brighten up with colors: From the Feng Shui perspective, colors have their own energy and possess the power to heal. You can introduce warm-colored lights such as colored lamp shades and green plants (real ones and not those artificial plants) in the house, which brings vibrancy and warmth to the home. Plants help to purify the air and provide you with a fresh and clean atmosphere, much needed when you are suffering from that pounding headache!
- Smile! Feng Shui believes in harnessing happiness by simply picturing happy memories, or objects associated with good feelings. More so, placing them in front of mirrors will reflect happiness and contentment, maximizing your home’s happiness potential.
You might think Feng Shui theory is a bunch of hogwash, but the environmental benefits of some of its prescriptions are undeniable . Who doesn’t enjoy natural lighting, a clean room, and live plants? These might not be complete pain-cures, but surely they will help you maintain an optimistic spirit in the face of adversity.
As the legendary actor and martial artist Bruce Lee rightly said, “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality”.
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