Easing Chronic Pain Naturally
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Will it ever end?
Is Chronic Pain the Bane of Your Existence?
Chronic pain is the single biggest symptom causing people to seek outside help. It's something I see all the time as a practitioner. Often, it's the symptom that's hardest to deal with.
We all have times in life where we experience short periods of acute pain. This can arise from physical, mental, and emotional causes. Of course, most individuals don't realize that these three aspects are really one thing.
It's estimated that about 10% of individuals have chronic pain symptoms. Over time, these wear you down and make life miserable.
Chronic pain syndromes, such as chronic headaches, temporomandibular disorder, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis/irritable bladder, pelvic pain, and others, cluster together in an individual. (1)
Chronic pain syndromes often wax and wane. They are transient, with one or the other being dominant at any point. They're often related with symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, and/or moodiness.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and other traumas are the primary cause of chronic pain. These can be from your own life or inherited generational patterns. Yes, your great-grandmother's life experiences can affect you here and now!
Here's What Some Are Saying...
Heal My Childhood Traumas
I have been working with Kent over the past 9 years. Above all, Kent is enabling me to heal my childhood traumas and deep emotional pain. In short, he is intuitive, kind and powerful.
He Has Kept Me Going
I've been a client of Kent's since 2007. Over the years he has kept me going, allowing me to work as hard as I do. Most often my sessions are consisting of deep tissue work but at times I require the Body Code.
The Body Code was very helpful in my grieving the sudden loss of my brother. It's also helped me let go of other emotional issues from traumatic childhood events.
Kent listens and adapts his sessions to the specific needs of his clients. I've referred my friends and family to him with great results. I feel very fortunate to have found Kent as my intuitive bodywork practitioner and I'll follow him wherever he goes.
Learn to Live With It
I'd been experiencing chronic lower back pain since the age of 16. After many years and receiving various treatments, I had given up hope that I would ever be pain free. I came to the conclusion that I would just have to "learn to live with it". Amazingly, three decades later, Kent Smith managed to relieve me of this chronic pain!
Understanding Kent's approach, and the way he worked was initially a little confusing. He was always stepping back and looking at my overall presentation, often working far away from the high pain zones. I soon began trusting his skill and intuition in knowing where my body needed treatment.
Moreover, feeling energy moving through my body was initially surprising. Kent was encouraging, helping me recognize this as a balancing taking place. Experiencing these emotional releases was something I never expected, but they've been part of healing my chronic muscle tightness.
On the whole, I have no hesitation in recommending Kent Smith as an integrative bodywork practitioner. Don't expect a "typical massage treatment", but look forward to receiving on an energetic level that is both physically and emotionally nurturing!
Releasing my "Stones of Trauma"
I have received many types of alternative health treatments and have been a practitioner of various modalities for years. I initially found out about the Body Code System and Kent Smith by doing some research into options for dealing with some neurodegenerative issues.
Kent was receptive and addressed my questions during our initial phone conversation. I felt at ease once I understood more about how a Body Code “session” flows and how he uses muscle testing.
My initial intention in receiving the Body Code was to release some of the "Stones of Trauma" from my "Bowl of Light" and be more of a Light Being and less burdened.
I came to appreciate receiving hands-on bodywork after the Body Code to further release holding patterns in my body. In one session this combination was so profound that I was able to go for a long walk to the beach, for over an hour, without a cane or walking poles. My spine was balanced, and I had no pain in my legs.
In my work with Kent, I felt very safe with a sense of being cared for. His hand on my body was comfortable and I always felt good after the sessions with a feeling of Lightness in my being.
I highly recommend the work that Kent is offering and will receive sessions again as needed.
Dealing with Lifelong Pain Issues
I have played contact sports throughout my life and I have also had several car accidents. Kent has solved many of my major sports injuries and also used his expertise in dealing with lifelong pain issues due to emotional stress.
I am so grateful that I have found such a great intuitive bodywork practitioner. You should give him a try. You won't regret it.
basic details on pain
Understanding Pain 101...
Pain is defined as "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage". (2)
Pain is a sensation you experience in your body. It's subjective, as it's based upon your own prior experiences with it.
- The sensory dimension: Where does it hurt? How big is the pain?
- The emotional dimension: How unpleasant is the pain?
- The cognitive dimension: Have I experienced this before? Am I scared of it? Am I feeling anxious about it? How do I deal with it?
Acute and Chronic Pain
Damaging the tissues creates acute physical pain. Mental and emotional turmoil can also trigger acute feeling physical pain.
Acute physical pain has characteristics of being sharp, burning, cramping, aching, or pressured. Acute pain originating from physical tissue damage diminishes as the injury heals. Acute physical pain arising from mental and emotional sources rarely resolves this way. It's necessary to identify and release the psychological and emotional triggers.
Chronic pain is any pain lasting longer than 3 months. It may be identical to, or different from, acute pain. It's often vague, with no specific signs showing up in the physical body. Studies reveal there are changes in certain brain regions creating chronic pain. These cognitive and emotional areas handle pain regulation. So chronic pain rarely resolves in a simple, linear fashion.
What Happens in a session
Easing Your Chronic Pain...
- Are you experiencing headaches?
- Neck, shoulder or arm pain?
- Chronic constipation or IBS?
- Low back or leg pain?
- Menstrual pain?
- Pelvic pain?
Adverse Childhood Experiences and other traumas have long-term negative effects. Easing and releasing the chronic pain patterns from these experiences is possible!
I know this from my personal healing journey. I grew up being used and trafficked. Chronic constipation, low back pain, bladder and prostate issues were my reality. This, along with overflowing emotional toxicity, was my daily experience.
No matter what I was trying, the chronic patterns were not changing. What made it worse was the sense of being stuck without hope. This was my darkest place and the crossroads where I chose to heal, no matter what.
The services offered at Agape Therapeutic represent my experience, strength, and hope. I draw from a spectrum of ongoing professional training and personal healing experiences.
Creating a safe, judgement free space during your sessions is my top priority. Addressing your symptoms and chronic patterns happens through constant communication and ongoing consent. I respect your voice and choices. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
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- Merskey H, Bogduk N. Classification of Chronic Pain: Descriptions of Chronic Pain Syndromes and Definitions of Pain Terms, 2nd Edition. Seattle, Washington: International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Press; 1994. [Google Scholar]