Quality of life is a multidimensional experience of satisfaction with your life and overall wellbeing based on how you make meaning of your experiences.
This does not mean that we experience an idealized version of ‘perfect health’ or a ‘perfect life.’ We have human experiences and change thanks to them. We change when the seasons change. We change when we go through the cycles of life. Developing, maturing, and aging seem like they should be easy, natural processes, but modern life makes these cycles harder than they need to be.
I support restoring some grace to these natural movements of human experience by bolstering the basics:
Pain is a pivot point, because it is difficult to ignore. I believe that pain can be a locus of inquiry and a portal into human consciousness. If one is willing, it offers an opportunity to heal on many levels. It can lead to personal growth and new habits that improve overall wellness. My treatments for pain include acute and chronic conditions.
The first time I did acupuncture, was because of a spider bite. It was swollen, it hurt, and it was really itching. I was a little bit scared of the needles, but once Pamela did them, I understood that they weren’t very bad and that they helped, it stopped getting swollen, the redness went away, and it felt a lot better.