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by Viking
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Question about best post 'how to get at latent anxiety'
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Question about best post 'how to get at latent anxiety'

From what I understand, it is important to feel your feelings, meaning not to suppress them. When you observe children, this is easy to see as they cry, scream etc for whatever reason. This behaviour is actually healthy as it allows them to blow off some steam and clear out their negative emotions. ...
by Viking
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental recovery first before the physical can follow
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Mental recovery first before the physical can follow

Absolutely. Getting the anxiety and fear under control is very important in the recovery. I find breathwork and meditation to be the most helpful techniques. A question to ask yourself is what is causing the anxiety. I think for 80% of us, it is job related. I just read in a magazine about a guy who...
by Viking
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New study on cortisol and chronic fatigue syndrome
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: New study on cortisol and chronic fatigue syndrome

I just read the book " molecules of emotion " by brain scientist Dr. Candace Pert. In the book, she explains the science behind mind-body medicine with information on neuropeptides, HPA axis etc. It`s quite clear that most, if not all, forms of chronic pain, depression, chronic fatigue and other ail...
by Viking
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neue01's Case
Replies: 145
Views: 3181

Re: Mornings Suck.

Neue01 You can also try a nice little meditation period right before going to bed. I know this helps a lot of people sleep better and more relaxed with a calmer mind. Even when we sleep, our subconcious mind is still active. So if you are experiencing a lot of stress in your life, you can be sure th...
by Viking
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on my CPPS site
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Update on my CPPS site

I completely agree with webslave. Working out simply does not cause chronic pelvic pain. If anything, it should help improve the condition as exercise has so many benefits. Most cases of chronic pelvic pain are caused by the mind in forms of anxiety, negative emotions etc which ultimately result in ...
by Viking
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Stanford Clinic or follow protocol learned here?
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Stanford Clinic or follow protocol learned here?

Sandcrab: Are you able to identify when your pain is at its worst? Is the pain related to certain situations? For most of us, stress is a killer so to speak, but there are things you can do to intervene in stressful situations. Deep breathing is probably the most effective. Do you have a demanding a...
by Viking
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some specific questions for you all
Replies: 48
Views: 2472

Re: Some specific questions for you all

Regarding the frequency and urgency, if you have unstable pelvic floor muscles with tightness / spasming of the sphincter muscles, this will directly affect the smooth detrusor muscle surrounding the bladder. I know that biofeedback for controlling the sphincter activity has been helpful for people ...
by Viking
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moment to moment relaxation
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Moment to moment relaxation

Yes, I would certainly recommend dropping the pelvic floor as often as possible during the day. After a lot of training, you will become very aware of the tension level in those muscles, so it is well worth the effort. I think a good tip also when you are doing deep abdominal breathing is to visuali...
by Viking
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L.A Uro treats CP/CPPS with Time Line therapy
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: L.A Uro treats CP/CPPS with Time Line therapy

Could possibly be an addition to relaxation and PT
by Viking
Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moment to moment relaxation
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Moment to moment relaxation

It`s hard to say exactly how long it took to relax the pelvic floor, as it was a learning process. But I believe it took almost two years before I had pretty much full control over those muscles. Keep in mind that I did not do relaxation training as often as one probably should. Add to the fact that...
by Viking
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moment to moment relaxation
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Moment to moment relaxation

Learning how to keep your pelvic floor relaxed is a demanding task and may take several months, even years to accomplish. You need to practice and practice and practice... You are actually using the same part of your brain as you do when you learn how to ride a bike. Moment to moment relaxation is k...
by Viking
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowel Movement...passing out...
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Bowel Movement...passing out...

Your post bowel movement pain is likely the result of spasm of the puborectalis muscle.
by Viking
Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxation: Breathing!
Replies: 17
Views: 850

Re: Relaxation: Breathing!

I have found breathing to be one of the most important things in my recovery. I don't often lay down on a blanket anymore, but I keep my attention on my breathing throughout the day as often as possible. This works great for gaining true conciousness and stops the mind from almost taking over throug...
by Viking
Fri May 16, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP: Same Old Story With a Twist
Replies: 32
Views: 1638

Re: HELP: Same Old Story With a Twist

Snoopy Your anxiety and catastrophic thinking need to be dealt with. I have found that when I sense some negative emotions coming, I direct my attention to my breathing. You can also direct your attention to the inside of your body. The main idea is to stop your mind from taking control over you, an...