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Some Days I Was In So Much Pain I Couldn’t Move!

We are often asked to rate pain levels by hospital staff who triage to help nurses and doctors provide care. Although, most breast cancers don’t cause pain initially. The treatments frequently do cause pain. This post quickly gives you other items to put in your tool box to use against the pain. Some of these tips were covered before. Enough can’t be said about using these tips to relieve some of the pain that you’re in. You may not feel up to the challenge to use these tips. You may feel too week or too tired to implore these techniques. Just try them, you may be surprised!

When In Pain Try The Techniques That Helped Me:

Aromatherapy / Aroma Medicine

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Many studies have explored the link between essential oils and cancer treatment. In the study of The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Reducing Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis the review found a significant positive effect of aromatherapy in reducing pain.

Massage Therapy Benefits

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are benefits for Massage Therapy
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Reduces stress and increasing relaxation
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Reduces pain and muscle soreness and tension
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Improves circulation, energy and alertness
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Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
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Improves immune function
Music Therapy – Have Some Fun!! Play Music and Dance Around!!

Chinese Medicine Techniques

Western medicine focuses on killing abnormal cells. Chinese medicine complements Western techniques to restore “the body’s health, helping patients to respond optimally to their treatment protocols and recovery.” 
Benefits Found
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Reduction of side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy
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Significant reduction of the pain caused by both patients’ tumors and surgeries
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Improvement of patients’ appetite and digestion
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Reduction of stress and emotional burden caused by fear and grief
Wellness Practices
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Hypnosis
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Tai Chi
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Yoga
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Acupuncture Therapy

Exercise Benefits

Studies have found a link from exercise to pain relief. I know when you’re in pain you don’t feel like exercising. Try it little by little. 5 minutes to start. Increase with each day as you feel better. The benefits help to relieve the pain.
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Builds muscle strength to help your body stay healthy
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Reduces fatigue
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Increases Wellness and Fitness Levels
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Improves sleep quality
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Reduces pain sensitivity
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Improves Mood and Energy Levels

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Reduces inflammation – Muscles can release chemicals that prevent pain signals from going to your brain
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Reduces depression and anxiety
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Less dependence on medication 
Pain too Shall Pass