Friday, March 30, 2007


If you suffer from chronic pain in your back, you may find yourself turning to the unique wonders of alternative medicine.

We who hurt chronically go through drugs, heat therapy, vitamins & minerals, massage -- anything we can think of just to try to feel better. There is a power in denial and distraction, in the power of positive thinking, the power of prayer. Therefore, one wonders how much positive thinking enters into the possibilities of healing through use of gemstones.

This is not to say I discount the possibilities. Today I’m researching and writing about the various gemstones which have a widespread reputation for combating chronic pain. Any feedback or helpful comments or experiences from readers will be chronicled in future blog entries. I want to hear from you!

The gemstones that are commonly believed to assist in the relief or prevention of pain are:

Amethyst: to assist in nerve damage, nerve pain,or neuralgia.

Carnelian: acts against arthritis and rheumatism.

Garnet: controls inflammation and promotes heat to affected areas.

Jasper: decreases pain in any area of the body.

Lapis Lazuli: lessens pain of neuralgia.

Malachite: to ward off rheumatism.

Sapphire: for general health.

Topaz: cures gout.

A gem I found recommended widely for pain of any and every kind is sapphire. My thought is: I have to get me some of those!

The use of gemstones in treating pain is introduced in several ways. Some require just wearing them as jewelry, but some treatments include using electronics in their application, oils, ointments, and/or meditation with use of the gemstones. Over the next several days I will be researching and reporting on the various methodologies that I find using the healing properties of gemstones.

And you dear reader I hope will send me your own research and knowledge and feedback. Anyone who has your own related blogs or websites, I welcome you to send your link and I will share it with all my readers!

This morning I've added a free article feed to the lower section of my blog. The articles are all health related, however they are not all related to spine,back pain or scoliosis, so I may need to go back and fine-tune this addition.

The highly anticipated heating pad has arrived, and I must say it makes a lot of difference to how I feel here in this chair! This is a Sunbeam with six settings and the auto-off option. Along with my great adjustable high-backed office chair, I am quite comfortable at the moment.

Today I will be researching and posting more information regarding the healing power of stones. I am always glad to hear from you if you have expertise in such a topic. I love to learn at least one new "gem" of information every day!

My blog has been added to the myLot community, and I would like to thank myLot for not only adding to my income and daily pleasures but helping now to add to the web traffic of myLotians!

If you have arrived here from other locales and are curious, myLot is an online forum which pays its community to post and contribute discussions. It is great of them to share their revenue for helping to draw traffic. If you would like to join, of course it is free to do so and I have a link to myLot in My Favorite Links.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Can you imagine someone blogging about a heating pad? I'm going to! I've ordered a Sunbeam Supersized heating pad. It has six settings and a timer, as I've been instgructed I should not be leaving heat too long on my back!

Anyway, it's crazy that I should be so excited about the impending arrival of a basic product like this, lol. But it should arrive tomorrow or the next day and I am jazzed! I have found that heat works better than almost anything for my daily pain. I have backrests to put in my office chair which vibrate and also have a heat option. But I find the heat settings are too low on those to do me much good.

As soon as the pad arrives, I'll come back and report on it. You may see a recommendation here. Also, please check my links as I have added a dollar store to my many online moneymaking activities. You may want to mark it and go back for gifts or any items you might be needing in the future. I don't know about you, but I love dollar stores and thrift shops. Also shopping from home works well for many of us who don't get out and about as much as we used to.