Don’t Label Me Or My Illness
It is ingrained in western culture not to question the authority of the doctor. There is no doubt that doctors provide a vital and life-saving service but there are times, especially if you are dealing with life and death situations, that you have the right to question your doctor. If you rely solely on your doctor’s advice and treatment you may very well be cheating yourself of improving your condition.
Although they don’t scream it, scientists and doctors don’t fully understand the total complexity of the human body and brain. It is a lack of understanding that I believe repeals the doctor’s right to project into the crystal ball and predict a patient’s future outcome.
You must do your part in getting better. Feeling better and getting better begins with a mind shift that you know that you can get better. The medical community in general believes that people with Parkinson’s only get worse–period. They provide little hope for improving one’s condition and add that this illness is both chronic and degenerative. I have yet to hear of a doctor who prescribes hope and positive thinking to his patients. Positive thinking and hope get people through amazing traumatic events every day. Feats of super-human strength in times of crisis, heroism under severe pressure, survival under extreme conditions, and the ability to push the body even beyond the breaking point are just some of the unexplained medical phenomenon that science can’t fully dissect.
Programming can be as dangerous as it is powerful. When a patient is diagnosed with any illness and the doctor tells a patient that there is “no hope” , the negative reinforcement can have devastating consequences on the patient’s whole being. Had the doctor said, “We have no medical answer for your illness at this time, I suggest you investigate other potential therapies that may benefit you that western culture has yet to embrace but shows great promise.” Of course, you probably won’t hear this from most doctors. Shifting the standard outlook from grim to hopeful could revolutionize medicine and improve the lives of the ill seeking a cure or just a better life. There is power in keeping positive.
5 Ways To Get More Positive
1. Avoid negative influences of those around you!
Try to identify what and who drains your energy and see if you can’t change the way you interact. Learn to control stress through deep breathing, yoga, and meditation.
2. Moderate your television and media!
Avoid tragic news that only weighs you down and has any spiritual or uplifting value. Turn off reality shows that don’t make you feel inspired. Focus on you and what you can change for the better.
3. Visualize yourself getting better every day.
Seeing yourself getting stronger and having that picture in your head is a good place to start for improvement.
4. Clear your mind and body as best you can.
Finding a therapy like Reiki, massage, acupuncture, reflexology, exercise, or other modality may set you on a path to feeling better clearing out toxins in both the mind and body.
5. Help someone else.
When you help others you feel good about what you have accomplished. Making a difference in someone else’s life makes an impact on yours as well.
These are just a few ideas of how to be more positive but I’m sure that you can come up with many more.
Posted on November 11, 2011, in Education & Support, Health, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy and tagged 2011, 5 ways to get more positive, attitude, blog, Disease, doctors, don't label me or my illness, Health, hope, illness, Karl, media, nature, news, Parkinson's Disease, patient, PD, PDPatient, positive thinking, reiki, reikijinkeido, Robb, stress, support, water, wellness. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.