When I was a kid, every visit to the dentist resulted in tons of new cavities in my teeth. Surprisingly, I was never afraid of the dentist. Especially, considering he didn't use novocaine when he was drilling. The nominal amount of pain I endured was "normal." It wasn't until I was close to 40 years old that a dentist insisted on using novocaine to maneuver his drill better.
Maybe I built up a numbness to routine pain. From the time I was an adolescent, I had chronic lower back pain as well as digestive disorders that caused ongoing cramping, bloating, and discomfort.
In reality, people experiencing chronic pain are the norm nowadays.
Statistics indicate that one in five adults in America deals with chronic pain. The widespread condition is responsible for hefty health care expenses, and job-related disability, and also negatively affects the emotional well-being of the sufferers.
Spinal issues are most frequently cited as sore spots. According to the National Health Interview Survey, “8.2 percent of American adults have chronic severe back pain, and three-quarters of them have difficulties with mobility, social participation, self-care, or work participation.” Additionally, low back pain is one of the leading causes of doctor visits, job-related disability, and missed workdays.
While the CDC discourages addictive drugs for treating pain, synthetic opioids were responsible for 100,000 deaths in 2022. That was the highest rate, ever.
Committed to helping others achieve maximum well-being, a reason I wrote my book was to help people minimize physical and emotional burdens. I feature my favorite accessible tools to address those pains in “From the Boxing Ring to the Ashram: Wisdom for Mind, Body and Spirit.” Based on life lessons from a dozen of my gurus around the world, one is a pain specialist. And several others experienced severe chronic pain. All found relief through holistic, enjoyable, proven remedies.
As part of my goal to help people achieve optimal health and happiness, on September 2 and 3 (only) my book will be available at no charge on Amazon/KDP.
Given that my approach is fact-based, I was honored that many medical industry luminaries endorsed my book. For example, Dr. Joseph Weiss, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD, said, “Deborah Charnes shares a cornucopia of wisdom, carefully harvested through her keen observations of remarkable life experiences. As the life sciences advance, our appreciation and gratitude grow in recognition of the depth of knowledge of the ancients. The keys to the health of mind, body, and spirit are graciously revealed within the pages of this valuable gift.”