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Thursday, March 13, 2014

How the Quiet Mind May Help Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease characterized by weakness of muscles in the body, in particular, the eye muscles. One of the main causes of the disease is a dysfunctional immune system, and stress is a major contributing factor. The severe symptoms of myasthenia gravis are stressful themselves, and thus creating a vicious cycle of stress that may further impair the immune system Chronic stress can cause your body to maintain physiological reactions for long periods of time, and these reactions can damage different parts of your organs and tissues, including your immune system. In addition, stress can lead to depletion of vital nutrients in your body, particularly DHEA (a hormone critical to aging and longevity), vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamins. Therefore, it is important to stress proof your body to help your myasthenia gravis symptoms.

Stress has to do with the mind: how the mind perceives stress. Help your mind to help your stress.

The human mind is most powerful in that it controls everything the body does, and therefore determines the quality of life of an individual. Descartes, one of the great philosophers, made his famous statement: "I think, therefore I am." That is to say, your thinking thoughts shape you into who you are and transform you into what you have become. Accordingly, if you can effectively control your mind and thoughts, you can successfully turn your mind into your friend instead of your enemy. The importance of mind power cannot be overstated.

Unfortunately, your mind can be your enemy in that it may be a dangerous place where hard life lessons have to be learned, where truths are distorted, and where self-delusions are spun. How? Your mind can generate self-doubt when you try to use natural medicine instead of the dangerous steroid medications; it confuses and distracts you when you try to concentrate; it pushes your thoughts back and forth between the past and the future when you try to focus on the present moment.

In contemporary living, you may have become addicted to hurry or speed that your mind is unable to quiet down. Indeed, many people are afraid of the sound of silence because once their minds quiet down, they begin to generate doubt and fear of what they are going to do with their failing health. To avoid that, they simply rush their lives forward. Once the human mind has become a compulsive mind, it creates undue stress for both the body and the mind

There are ways to quiet the mind: meditation and aromatherapy.

Meditation is easy to learn. Find a quiet place for yourself. Sit erect and gently close your eyes. Soon thoughts will come to your mind. Dismiss them by focusing on your breaths. Then more thoughts will return, and, once again, dismiss them by concentrating on your breaths and body sensations. Repeating and repeating the process will quiet your mind. All you need is practice and perseverance. For more information on meditation, go to my web page: How to Meditate.

Aromatherapy, one form of natural medicine, can also effectively quiet the mind. It makes use of essential oils, which are concentrated substances obtained from plants. Based on the concept of smell, which affects your emotions as well as your moods, aromatherapy can relax both your body and mind. Aromatherapy has a long history and tradition: the Arabs were the first to use essential oils to promote health and wellness through body-mind relaxation to help you cope with the severe symptoms of myastheniagravis.

Learn How to Use Essential Oils: Get everything you need to know about aromatherapy, including making your own recipes for natural healing of some of the symptoms of myasthenia gravis through total relaxation of the body and mind.

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