COPD Therapeutic Aids
If you or a loved one has COPD or any other chronic illness, you may already understand what I am talking about. Many sufferers report feelings of anxiety, mood swings, and thoughts of self harm. The feeling of helplessness or worthlessness are unfounded and just not acceptable. There is so much life to enjoy, but at times, we may feel overwhelmed... Paralyzed by our limitations.
Having COPD can be stressful, painful, and depressing.
Many people with COPD suffer from other illnesses as well. Diabetes and arthritis are probably the most common two. The pain and discomfort that can result from any number of illnesses makes exercise something we are less inclined to do. That exercise is VITAL to our longevity and halting, albeit temporarily, the progression of COPD.
What can we do for ourselves, or a loved one with COPD?
First of all, make yourself a cup of chamomile tea and find a comfy spot to sit or lay. Now, think about something serene and peaceful. The more comfortable you can make yourself, the more you can enjoy life. Sure, that isn't always easy... But creating a distraction free space to "zen out" is a great start.
But, what else can we do?
There are so many things you can do to comfort yourself, and find some relief. Pamper yourself! I have found a few more things that I would like to share with you all. Some wonderful, natural, easy things to do at home to relieve stress and pain.
Check out FarmFairyCrafts selection of natural and organic hot and cold packs! These are wonderful ways to relieve pain and de-stress! Here are a few selections with suggested uses.
This little cutie!
Cool it to reduce inflammation from sinus flares
Warm it up to help relieve pain
Great for your face or even tummy, knee, elbow and more!
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For larger areas like you back and chest...
This is something all COPD sufferers should own!
Sure you can heat it up... But when your lungs are inflamed, they need to cool off! So, I would suggest the extra large to get the best coverage.
Flexible When Frozen, Microwavable, Oven Safe, Gentle Cold, Relaxing Hot, Portable, Reusable, and comes with detailed instructions.
In the summer months, I love using a face mister to cool off. This is perfect for those of you that can tolerate something scented!
Breathe Easy Respiratory Relief Mister: Herbal, Acupuncture, Cold, Flu, Cough, Allergies, Relief, Vapor
CONTAINS: Organic Ravensara Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Spearmint Oil, Organic Eucalyptus Oil, Organic Wintergreen Oil, Organic Cedarwood Oil, Organic Lemon Citrus Oil, Organic Tusli Holy Basil Hydrosol, Reverse Osmosis Filtered Rainwater, Organic Biodynamic Grape Alcohol
Here are a few FREE printable Mandalas!
Remember, you are the most important person in your health care decisions. Choose a provider that will listen to your concerns and assist in your needs. If they are not compassionate, or listening, change providers. Partnership is key to your wellbeing.
COPD itself, can cause pain and discomfort. Talk to your pulmonologist about your pain and find out what you can do to alleviate some of it.