I spent over three years experiencing intense, chronic back pain due to severe hypermobility. During that time, I searched for a myriad of solutions. Traditional physical therapy didn’t work. Pain meds didn’t work. Massage didn’t work. There was no quick fix or pill that was easy to swallow. Instead, I eventually settled on a team of healers to help me move through the various healing modalities I needed to get well.
Chronic injury can affect us body, mind and soul. It makes sense, then, that healing should also work on body, mind and spirit. This truly holistic form of healing is what got me through pain and difficulty, but not without more pain and difficulty. Healing spiritual wounds that have leaked into physical being often requires making great changes – taking an honest look at the choices you’ve made, where you’re losing the personal power that should be healing you, and finding courage to face the changes necessary for healing.
To finish my studies at the California College of Ayurveda, I wrote a research paper that was later published on the school’s website. It’s called “Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Comparison of Western Allopathic and Ayurvedic Treatments,” which is pretty self-explanatory. However, near the end it dives into greater detail the mind-spirit aspects of healing as well. If you’re new to the subject, or to Ayurveda in general, or you’ve tried everything else to heal a muskuloskeletal issue, have a look: