With the opioid and pain management problems our country faces, the medical industry is finally making statements beyond their words of encouragement from 2001, requiring medical facilities governed by the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations(JCAHO) to utilize “other” pain management approaches other than drugs.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), compliance officers for a facility, will ,as of January 1, 2018 be checking up to see if the facility, to maintain their accreditation, are using non-pharma approaches to pain management. Non-pharma approaches include: acupuncture, massage and other mind-body “relaxation” techniques. Why? Drugs aren’t doing the job anymore.
WHAT IS PAIN?
But how did pain (which is an indicator of a deep conflict or imbalance in the body and mind) get to such an extreme with so many need increasing levels of something outside themselves whether that is a drug, food, exercise, person (co-dependency) or substance, to manage their pain? What is pain? Is it from a physical cause? Sometimes it may be, but there are increasing examples that show us what is painful for one person isn’t for another. Two people might have the same 3 herniated discs each in their low back and one has terrible pain and other does not. What does this say about the nature of pain, physical or emotion?
It may be tied to America’s belief about what we deserve or don’t when it comes to living life. Somehow down through development and growth of our country it became a luxury to take care of ourselves; to feel good everyday not just sometimes. To me, as an undergraduate history major, I see it has a Puritanical holdover that suited the corporate world just fine. Work, work, work and put off joy until the bills are paid. Rather than what so many other cultures believe: Live a little, work a little, laugh a lot, love a lot which gives us Joy of Life. This has been a major marketing campaign by American industry be it a small law firm or a giant corporation—think about it—it serves THEM not you if they help you to believe and working a lot or hard (rather than smart) is divine. There has been a snowball effect that resulted in a subconscious mindset that to take care of ourselves on every level is either a) only had once you have disposal income or b) selfish. Take your pick, one or the other applies to you.
In the past two decades we have seen the massage therapy industry explode largely due to the ideal that massage isn’t about sensuality or sexuality, and the rise of awareness of acupuncture and other modalities once considered “non-medical” and therefore not of value or justified for care of one’s self never mind considered “healthcare”. Still these and other “alternative” modalities have never been considered care that promotes health, yet increasing numbers of people are finding ways to pay for these services or the numbers of schools producing practitioners would not be on the rise. What we think of as healthcare today is actually “crisis-care”.
We get bogged down here watching the TV news or even online news and forget about how other cultures live. Thailand for example. In this culture, taking care of themselves, having foot or other massage is a responsibility and no excuses are necessary to validate their choice to receive bodywork or other natural healing methodologies. There are foot massage therapists on every corner and so many clients that the therapist will send people to their competitor next door. Abundance of clients, abundance of therapists; win/win and people get and stay healthy. They don’t wait until something is broken or out of balance for days or months to seek assistance the way Americans do.
And the Thailand culture believes in REGULAR, as in, weekly or what ever interval suits their body, treatments of natural modalities of the body or mind nature.
Veterans of holistic medicine or bodywork with 30 or 40 years experience will tell you that those clients who have seen them weekly for years and maintain balance as a result have an easier time recovering when there is a period of stress or imbalance that does occur. Bottom line, they say: It’s easier to maintain balance and well-being than it is to restore it well-being once an imbalance has occurred.
There is now enough evidence that supports that bodywork, acupuncture, meditation and other mind-body techniques increase immune response and balance the nervous system which ultimately prevents pain or ESCALATION OF PAIN necessitating escalating amounts of medication. These are the tools of disease prevention and mental/emotional stability and therefore which also reduce and eliminate pain AND believe it or not promote JOY in living life.
Feeling good is when we don’t feel pain. Simple enough. But, when you feel pain, it feels real, deep and as if it has a life of it’s own. But what is pain? Can you see it? Can you touch it with your hand? Is it tangible? Not really. Pain is perception. Each person’s tolerance and perception are different. Studies done at UCLA’s Pain Management Clinic 30 years ago taught us that pain is more ethereal than it is tangible or as I said: it is within the perception of the individual. It is real and it produced from a real feeling but it in fact produced by the brain’s feedback loop to the body and mind.
My work with meditation and experiments with physical or emotional pain within the context of mastery of the skill of meditation, has shown me just how much pain is an energy. I have seen that pain can be shifted when the brain alters it state via the skills we can learn to change our perception of something connected to what we deem painful be it emotional or physical.
Now that we have a crisis of pain management and drug abuse, finally there is a call coming in from their side to ours. Maybe now we can begin to work together. Prevent disease and illness with encouragement to utilize alternative/ancient mind and body therapies and use convention medicine when a crisis happens to occur. A marriage made in heaven; yin and yang back together again.
PAIN AND SELF HEALING METHODS
This all means however, that we have to return to a mindset of Self-Healing. The most powerful way in which we stay out of pain is to return to ourselves and our guidance which is our only true power. Our bodies are capable of healing every imbalance it encounters—no kidding. BUT if you don’t support the natural processes of your body by using all forms of natural healing modalities such as drinking more clean, plain water, detoxification processses, correction of energy pathways (ie: ESRT©, acupuncture, Reiki, Microcurrent etc), structural rebalancing (bodywork, PT, Chiropractic, Fascial unwinding etc, organic foods, less or zero toxic substances such as caffeine, sugar and alcohol, the body cannot and will not be in balance enough to generate the immune cells and other physiological and mental/emotional balance to self-heal.
Utilizing these services is only the beginning however. There are many tools that have been lost to time over the decades that provide you with even more empowerment for promoting your personal health and wellbeing. We have been driven to disconnect with these tools/skills and the mindset that allows us to take charge of our health and redirects it to your doctor or other practitioner as responsible for your health and wellbeing. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Taking charge of your health does NOT mean having a scan to find out what is wrong with you. Taking charge of your health begins with what you do everyday with your food, your relationships with self and others and most importantly with your thoughts and reflection about your habits and behaviors and how to access the non-conscious parts of you that are running your life. All of these things involve moment by moment choices but how do we make the best choice without making ourselves crazy with micro-management? Self healing techniques, skills and methods.
Self Healing is what I can teach you. I help you return to learning how to hear, listen to and act from your internal guidance in order the make better choices for the health of your body, mind and relationships. Do you think you already do this? Are your relationships, life and health in balance? It has been my life’s work to return to this place for myself and it has made all the difference for my wellbeing and health.
Unfortunately because of how the brain and body are built to interact, most of the time we only think we are listening to our “gut” or intuition when in fact there are so many other brain, belief system, fear patterns, and other influences impacting that choice we think we are making from our gut. So many things can effect what and how we perceive what we think/feel we need. I have sorted this out over the past 20 years and am currently developing several classes to help you do the same.
I will teach you how to understand what your brain and body are doing and why they do it and how to get at the answer that will serve your best interest for what ever the choice is.
I will teach you a system of stress resolution that will be similar to what I have used in my private sessions to help you clear stress and make better choices and change to your Inner World and life.
In the meantime, while I finish development of my classes and system for your home use, I can teach you via my one on one sessions to begin to self-heal.
My ESRT© technique is a mind-body transformational technique with skills I teach you in the session, to take home and use in between sessions. It changes perception of pain and promotes inner peace and re-magnetizes you for attraction of more of what you want in your life that supports your well-being and which then leads to pain, disease and illness prevention. Supportive relationships and enjoying our lives are not just luck; they come from our programming in our epi-genetics and Inner World and this is changed with my ESRT© technique and classes via changing perception in and through your Inner World.
Being at peace and have a sense of wellbeing has been highly UNDERRATED in America. 2018 is the time to make a change in your mindset about how you care for yourself. It’s the time of year to reflect on whether your mindset is also backwards about self-care. Are you putting it off and waiting until there is “something to fix” or are you staying on top of it so you don’t have something to fix down the road?
Author: Bethann Vetter
Bethann Vetter is a Holistic Therapist, Medium and Teacher. She uses frequency balancing tools via her Mediumship in Trance skills to locate and provide the frequencies your unique set of imbalances requires. She uses her own subtle energy body technique, Epigenetic Reprogramming to help you clear subconscious level blocks. Frequency Specific Microcurrent is used for specific cellular level healing. Classes are available in active meditation skills such as mediumship and trance healing skills. Trance Healing sessions called QHHT© are also offered. Her frequency balancing ability works similar to the way Edgar Cayce worked. She tunes in to your issues and provides you with the necessary information, substances you might need as well as adjusting your frequency to a higher harmonic level. Her work is done by appointment only at a distance or in her office in Jacksonville Beach, FL.