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Whole Health Life – One of Life’s Essential Tools for Our Illness-Preventing “Tool Box”

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” Something about Whole Health Life resonated with me — well, a lot of things. While the topics that author, Shannon Harvey, writes about are nearly identical to the founding principles of Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS, the validity of each has been personally humbling — especially over the last two years. One topic discussed in Whole Health Life that stuck with me...

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Chronic Pain Management with TechCare Mini Massager Tens Unit – A Product Review

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ I’ve written before about how much I loathe long car rides, and how much sitting too long can often flare chronic pain — specifically, leg pain for me. If you aren’t familiar with my “car yoga”-while-on-a-long-car-ride-because-of-chronic-pain story, you can go here to read it. I’ve also written about how sitting too long can cause your butt to...

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Our YouTube Playlists for Meditation, Relaxation, and Sleep Music

Meditative Mind – Meditation Music – one of our favorite channels on YouTube. They just released a new music video called ‘528Hz | Repairs DNA & Brings Positive Transformation | Solfeggio Sleep Music’. What we love is that the Meditative Mind Meditation Music channel of a variety of meditation and relaxation-type music, and each video play for 8+/- hours – all free!  YouTube has several other channels that offer similar playlists and music videos; however, the Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS adds our favorites into a few different categories of playlists through our YouTube channel as well – see links below. Music – Sleep & Meditation (Long)  Nature...

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EDS Integrative Healing Brochure

‘EDS Integrative Healing Brochure’ (see link below) Graphic design by Kristi Posival – an incredible artist, graphic designer, friend and patient with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This slideshow requires JavaScript. ***Please note – this brochure is protected by copyright laws. If you would like to reprint or would like print copies, please send an email to info@edswellness.org*** Direct link to Integrative Healing Brochure – http://edswellness.org/index.php/2016/07/05/eds-integrative-healing-brochure/ Dr. Clair Francomano’s slide presentation from Wellapalooza 2016 that corresponds with the Integrative EDS Healing Brochure: ‘Approaches to Integrative Health for Persons with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome’ –...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – A Possible Breakthrough Therapy

CRPS sometimes occurs comorbidly in those with EDS, and often “spreads” through the body. The pain can be debilitating and crippling, caused by intense burning, pins and needles and other nerve or”shock” like pain. CRPS is also known as RSD and is considered “Neuro-Inflammatory Disorder” – a condition that involves dysfunction of the nervous system and the immune system. It’s described as a condition that “occurs when the nervous system and the immune system malfunction as they respond to tissue damage from trauma. The nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain. The level of pain is measured...

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Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin: Thursday, July 20, 2017 “It has been brought to my attention that there has been much misinterpretation of my July 11 announcement.  There are several issues and misperceptions I would like to address. (1) My #1 goal my entire professional life has been to provide my patients the best […]