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Pain Management
from a spiritual point of view

commentary by Susan Kramer
text and garden photo  copyright 2002-2011 Susan Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
published by Creations in Consciousness

Acute or chronic pain is in itself a pain to deal with, but one need not suffer unnecessarily.

There is no spiritual value in suffering
It does not make one a better person

Spiritually, we have the choice and the right to act for the highest good of the situation, and that means not causing further harm or more pain to one's self or others.Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. Photo credit Susan Kramer.

When one is preoccupied with pain the body is further stressed, rather than relaxed, compounding the original pain. Science has shown that stress can cause elevated blood pressure, increased respiration, gastro-intestinal discomfort, headache and more.

Why add the stress of being in pain
to the original cause of pain?

Relieving pain symptoms may need a trial and error approach, but everyone deserves proper pain management.

Just recently, I was with my father who was terminally ill and unable to talk, so I spoke out on his behalf to his caretakers and stayed at his side till I could see he was on a plan of pain management.

Being an advocate for the pain relief of another
is practical spirituality in action

Many blessings for the courage to take the steps, for one's self or another, to get the upper hand on pain management ...

Link on pain management

1. A World of Information on Pain
A comprehensive web site with information on all aspects of pain including: regional anesthesia; acute pain management; Musculoskeletal Pain Institute; Online Pain Journal.

Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer
Susan Kramer,M.A., M.Div. is an international author of more than 50 collections and 150 articles on rhythmic dance, ballet, music, philosophy, relationships, social issues, yoga and practical spirituality for children, teens, adults and those challenged, and with her husband, Stan Schaap- resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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