So. I injured my knee. Much of the time it doesn’t hurt at all. Until it does. And sometimes it really freakin’ does! My chiropractor did an orthopedic test (specific movements with joints held in specific positions) and it appears I have a torn meniscus. Crap. Although… it is a wonderful opportunity to practice what I preach about self-care and alternative medicine.
Let me begin by saying I’m not a doctor. I’m not offering medical advice. I have no idea what you should do about your knee injury. I’m certainly not suggesting you shouldn’t seek medical attention simply because I’m not. However, you might like to include some complementary methods with whatever treatment you are receiving. Legal disclaimer over.
I’m exploring a wide range of holistic techniques to heal my knee. I’m quite certain that the problem is not the lack of a pharmaceutical drug, and surgery or other invasive procedures will only be considered if all other, and I mean ALL other, plans fail.
I believe in the power of body-mind-spirit healing, and listening to the messages the body provides.
I believe in the healing power of Reiki, bodywork, and compassionate touch.
I believe in using plants and food as medicine.
I believe that minimizing stress and inflammation supports optimal health and healing.
I believe in using mindfulness and breath as tools of integration.
I believe in the ancient sciences of yoga and Ayurveda.
I believe healing comes from the inside out and that my body knows what it needs if I only slow down enough to listen.
I believe I am the ultimate authority when it comes to my health, and while I will research techniques and therapies and consult with other holistic health practitioners, my treatment must align with my beliefs.
This is the beginning of a series in which I explore the journey of healing my knee using holistic, energy, plant, and spiritual medicine. And a magnetic knee brace, which I was gifted today. Because I also believe in synchronicity and kindness and hey, it certainly can’t hurt!
Up next: body-mind-spirit healing for a meniscus tear.