There’s nothing quite as uncomfortable as pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis. This pain is annoying, physically debilitating and just overall depressing. Things that you used to be able to do with no problem are suddenly next to impossible to do. Even such simple activities as peeling potatoes or taking a walk can become challenging. Cleaning your shower and bathtub can be so physically tormenting that you fear what the next 10 years will bring.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis by your doctor through blood work and a referral to a Rheumatology Consultant, you’re probably taking a combination of various medications. These will be meant to keep down inflammation and pain while trying to slow the ruthless attack that your immune system launches on your body. Granted, you DO need something to help you manage this disease, but does it all have to be from medication?
Being on medication is something that you are most likely used to, and if you’re lucky, the medications you’re on will bring you some relief without many side effects. However, once you start reading about what the long term effects of some of these medications are, you’ll probably start to worry. On top of that, some of your medication might just make you feel worse than the Rheumatoid Arthritis itself. There will also be days that no matter what you do the pain refuses to leave. These are the days you just want to throw in the towel.
Consider trying Reiki to help you cope with the pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s a non-invasive treatment that can be conducted by anyone. You can visit a Reiki practitioner or you can learn how to do to yourself and have a treatment whenever it’s needed. If you choose to do this on your own, you’ll need to receive an attunement by a Reiki Master.
This can be done in person, at a distance, or by yourself with the guidance of an experienced Reiki Master.
Once you give Reiki a try, you’re going to most likely want to seriously study it yourself. It’s been shown that Reiki manages the pain. In addition, the effects of a treatment take place quickly and last an entire day.