Tuesday, September 11, 2012

KaleidoPain News, 9-11-2012

“Use what talent you possess:  
the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” 
~Henry Van Dyke, American author, poet, 1852 – 1933.

*Tips for writing your own affirmations www.thesethree.com/Key_to_Affirmations.html


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Check out the announcement on the home page of www.TheseThree.com

“Everyone challenged by chronic pain - please join us wherever you are in the world on September 16th for a day sure to enlighten, inspire, educate and empower! To watch, simply view the live stream either here,  www.forgrace.org/women/in/pain/C265/  , on the 2012 Women In Pain 

Marly Silverman is retiring and she is handing off PANDORA (Patient Alliance for NEI Disorders Organization, Research and Advocacy) to capable hands. Read the news. 


From FDA Approvals > Medscape Medical News, New Option for Constipation: FDA Approves Linaclotide by Nancy A. Melville 

Fibromyalgia has been unrecognized by the Social Security Administration in the listing of impairments.  Times are changing, “medically determinable impairment (MDI) of fibromyalgia (FM), “  see Social Security Ruling, SSR 12-2p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Fibromyalgia.

NEWS FOR YOU from Celeste

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This months featured research at www.thesethree.com/Featured_Research.html


I just finished reading an excellent book by Anita Moorjani called "Dying to be me". It is highly recommended for us, who struggle on a daily basis to live with this FM-thingie! Her book - about her Near Death experience and the resulting healing from stage 4B Lymphoma puts it all into perspective. To say I finally made peace with my illness is an understatement.
--review by Elke Hutton

"When Movement Hurts: A Self-Help Manual for Treating Trigger Points" by Barbara Headley MS PT. It gives many of the most common trigger points. The muscle sections contain associated diagnoses, signs and symptoms, causes, management tips, and prevention hints. There is a chapter that deals with other causes of muscle pain, one on exercise, and one on repetitive stress, and one dealing with chronic postural stress. The author is an authority on trigger points and well loved by many of us in the field. Her teachers included Janet Travell and David Simons.
--Review by Devin Starlanyl, author and advocate for fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.



The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association.  I hope you will join me by supporting the NFMCPA however you can.  They work behind the scenes, collaborate, educate, advocate, and network within political and health organizations that are striving to make a difference in our lives.  (Disclaimer, I do not work for the NFMCPA) 

How To Get Well From ME (CFS)? 10 Areas Of Treatment To Look At by GetWellFrom ME.  [Inspiring overview, Cc] 

Fantastic presentation for some patients with fatigue, with valuable information. Which Endocrine Problems Cause Fatigue And How Does Salt Affect This? - Dr. Friedman (VIDEO)


This review is for: Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection (Paperback) 5.0 out of 5 stars The holistic approaches presented are great resources for anyone dealing with these conditions!, July 8, 2012 
By Lyn, Massage Therapist 

I know how debilitating these conditions can be for my clients and how important it is for them to gain control in managing their symptoms. This thoroughly researched book provides a variety of practical solutions to managing a myriad of symptoms. The science is presented in easily understandable terms; the focus on mind, body and spirit is truly integrative. Tips provided for dealing with the challenges of securing treatment in our broken health care system are not found in other books. This is an excellent resource! 

POINT TO PONDER    (Sneak Peek from our soon to be released, Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See Saw of Chronic Pain, a series beginning with “Fall Devotions”)

Do I exude the pleasures I seek in others? 

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