While it is true that physical ailments, like pain can contribute to depression, interestingly science is also suggesting the reverse also may apply. That is . . . Depression can cause Pain.
Now back to the first statement . . . Pain can cause Depression.
Many research studies have established a definite link between physical pain causing depression. (1) Therefore if you suffer from . . .
- Back Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Disc pain
- Carpel Tunnel
- Tennis or Golfers Elbow
- Or Pain of any description
Depression may be a constant companion – that is – Pain causing Depression.
If you’ve suffered from pain for some time, knowingly I am sure you are aware of this link.
Also for discussion in another Health Alert, Ancient Medicine has always said that Irritable Bowel or Leaky Gut can also create Depression and or Pain.
Western Medicine has recently also made these connections.
Now . . . enter the new paradigm.
Depression may cause pain.
New to Western Medicine but common to Ancient medicine.
I suppose I am preaching to the converted, especially if you have been a member receiving these Health Alert Emails for some time, because you are well aware that Ancient Medicine is so far ahead of Western Medicine when it comes to Preventative Health, it’s astounding.
Depression is a severe condition and can go unnoticed or undiagnosed for many years, yet it has the potential to cause damaging effects on a person’s physical body.
For those who know they are depressed or have bouts of depression, you may not be aware that if you also have pain anywhere in your body, your Depression may be the cause.
In fact, many people may be suffering from depression and are totally unaware.
Some people may be more in tune with physical pain such as persistent headaches; frequent back problems or continuous digestive disorders or any of the symptoms of pain mentioned above than what they are with the symptoms of depression.
Pain could be your way that your body is telling you that you’re Depressed. Pain warning signs can be some of the more typical underlying symptoms of depression for some people, although a correct diagnosis needs to be made.
If not addressed, depression can initiate and encourage a host of other physical ailments that can develop into more chronic and serious conditions with the potential to cause an ultimate breakdown in health.
Depression can also be linked to stress, which is why it is vital to learn how to manage stress effectively.
Depression can cause Stress and Stress can cause Depression.
Are you getting the feeling that everything seems to be related?
When fully in touch with the circumstances of our lives, it is easier to identify those factors or situations that normally cause us stress and develop appropriate strategies for stress management.
There are many events in our lives that can lead to stress, whether it be personal, business or social.
Whatever the case, identifying the source of stress in your life is highly recommended.
If stress is not dealt with properly, it can cause depression to set in. The longer depression is untreated, the more it can lead to the development of any of the following conditions:
- Digestive disorders
- High blood pressure which is detrimental to heart health
- Poor Immune System function
- And a host of other serious Health Challenges. Even Cancer!
Therefore it is imperative that we pay due attention to both our emotional and physical health and wellbeing in order to achieve the right balance.
Implementing and practicing healthy lifestyle behaviours such as:
- Being aware of how you feel, both physically and emotionally.
- Be proactive – once you feel you are out of balance . . . do something about it because the longer you wait unfortunately the worse things are likely to become.
- Incorporating a healthy diet. This is one of the most basic conditions essential to maintaining good health. For those who are patients, remember 60/40 and alkalise constantly.
- Get to the cause of your health challenges; treating the symptoms is like putting a tea towel over dirty dishes.
One day you’ll want to remove the tea towel only to find the dirty dishes are still there. Drugs are like the tea towel, they only treat symptoms.Sometimes drugs are needed but should never be considered as a long-term solution, because those who are aware of Natural Medicine know otherwise. (Never stop any prescribed medication without consult ting your Doctor.)
- Avoid getting worked up over matters that are beyond your control and develop appropriate methods for dealing with issues that cause you stress.
- Avoid chemicals and household chemicals that can play havoc with hormones. Constant chemical exposure can cause pain or depression. http://www.harmonyinternationalgroup.com/chemicalfreeproducts/index.html
- Exercise on a regular basis. The best for exercise is before breakfast. Visit http://www.harmonyinternationalgroup.com/resistancetraining/index.html for more information.
There are many safe, natural and effective methods of treating depression without the use of prescription drugs.
Prescription drugs have been known to cause severe and dangerous side effects and only cover up the symptoms, without treating the true cause.
Wishing You Good Health,
Until Next time,
Dedicated to Improving Your Wellbeing and Committed To Helping You Achieve Abundance,
Wayne Pickstone. B.T.C.M. N.D. D.M.H. Fellow AACMA. ATMS. ANPA. QAMT.
P.S. It’s essential for extraordinary health to take notice and ACT on symptoms. Your body has given them to you for a reason. It means your body is crying out for help.
P.P.S. For all those who have referred their friends and loved ones to our Centre, thankyou for your ongoing support and trust in our Centre.
P.P.P.S. The Hervey Bay Wellbeing, Anti-Aging and Longevity Centre offer many different approaches to supporting your emotional and physical wellbeing, taking into consideration the link between depression and painful physical conditions.