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Day 19 Pulled Muscle

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Ines, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    Happy Wednesday,

    Does anybody have any info on pulled muscles? I signed up for dance class and have been doing really great taking a jazz class once a week. Last night I pulled my thigh muscle. I felt it tear and then I had to stop because it hurt so much. I was going to go again tonight but now I think I should let the muscle heal. Do you think this is secondary imperative? I'm doing the SEP because of migraines so muscle pain is new to me.

    Thank you : )
  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    If it's a pulled muscle, just rest it and it should heal in a short time. If it doesn't get better, than it may be TMS, and you can treat it as such.
  3. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    Thanks Ellen!
  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Ines. Ellen's advice is what I would give you, too. Get some rest but if you don't feel better soon, consider the pain may be TMS from emotions.

    Migraines can come from worry. You may be worried about something. We all are worried about something or things. I find meditation to be very helpful in calming me.

    Meditation is a time-honored way of relaxing the mind and relieving anxiety, mental stress, headaches, and even physical pain. There are many ways to practice meditation, but many consider the most successful to be a technique called the Relaxation Response (RR).

    It is a wonderful way to practice TMS Mindbody Healing because it changes harmful thinking in the subconscious mind which Dr. John Sarno says causes pain that is not caused by anything structural.

    The RR, practiced once twice a day for 10, 15, or 20 minutes has a profound positive effect on the subconscious mind, relieving or curing everything from anxiety, hypertension, headaches, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach problems, all forms of pain including backaches, abdominal pain, muscle pain, neck, arm, and leg pain, and relieves side affects from cancer and AIDS.

    RR is like Transcendental Meditation which is taught by TM specialists who charge hundreds or thousands of dollars. But the RR is free and you can do it yourself.

    It is practiced, before a meal, and works best if not practiced within two hours after a meal. I do it in bed before arising in the morning and again in bed before falling sleep. Often, I only do it 5 or 10 minutes and it works to calm me and put me to sleep.

    Just sit in a chair (or lie in bed in the morning or at bedtime), close your eyes, don’t listen to any music, and try to avoid outside noises. Let your mind think of a word such as "One " which has no real meaning or association. Or say a calming word such as “Calm” or “Peace,” or add the faith or spiritual element by saying a favorite religious word or prayer. Breathe naturally or incorporate Deep Breathing by breathing in through the mouth to inflate the stomach, suck in the stomach while holding the breath for a few seconds, then say the word when you exhale through the mouth.

    Say the word silently over and over. At the end of the 10 to 20 minutes, picture and feel yourself as you were when you felt your best, and in a place where you felt that way.

    When distracting thoughts arise during the RR, as they will, just tell yourself, “Oh, well,” and go back to repeating your chosen word.

    There are several free videos on Youtube about the Relaxation Response. I especially recommend these two by Dr. Benson:

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  5. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    Thanks Walt!!

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