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CRPS Awareness Day 22: 5 Things I Do To Kick RSD’s Butt

Published on November 22, 2017 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
By Guest Blogger Melissa Lovitz While many people across the United States are preparing for Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to feature this listicle about what you can do every day to kick CRPS/RSD's butt. This author wrote a great list for us to feature. Here's what she does. My RSD reminds me daily that I don’t have control over my body and I will hurt physically and mentally sometimes just because the wind blows. It’s easy to get defeated by this reality and lose power over your own life. RSD thrives off this mentality. It invades your body and is pleased by your compliance with its painful trajectory.   If I’m being honest, it’s easy to let…
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Twelve Things People with CRPS Want You To Know About Them During the Holiday Season

Published on December 17, 2015 under Opinion
  By Samantha Barrett, Special Events Coordinator Tis the season to be jolly! Or at least, that’s what I’ve heard. I love the holiday season. There are beautiful lights and decorations everywhere, there are people singing cheery songs, there are fun, mindless movie marathons on TV, there is delicious food- all of my favorite things wrapped into one season. Maybe that’s why I am so exhausted this year! In my years with CRPS, I’ve noticed that things are a little different than what they used to be. But, I am finding a way to be a little less “bah-humbug” and a little more “holly jolly.” While some people may not understand why I’m Scrooge one moment and good ol’ Saint…
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7 Reasons to Try Qi Gong for RSD/CRPS

Published on October 7, 2015 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
By Elizabeth Lane Ok maybe 8.  I’m adding one.  It’s FREE.  I should say that usually you must pay to have a teacher show you the form (which is often the cost of one massage or acupuncture treatment).  Then you have the tools to help yourself whenever you need it. For FREE.  For a LIFETIME.  But I do know there are podcasts on itunes as well if you want to try to go completely cost-free. It’s almost unbelievable, right? No, i am over the FREE part.  Actually, I’m not.  That still excites me.  But what I am getting at is how a form of moving meditation can alleviate pain and so many symptoms. Here are 7 benefits of qi gong…
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