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The Power of “Aha”!

The Power of "Aha"!

We were discussing how ridding the body of stress can reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms. She understood the principle but hadn’t quite grasped the influence that stress had in her life. She was describing a scenario when her symptoms were at their absolute worst. It was a time when she faced a very difficult set of challenges concerning her relationship with a close family member. As she described that episode, she abruptly came to a screeching halt mid-sentence—and fully realized that stress was clearly exacerbating her illness and devastating her sense of well-being. She was not one to connect […]

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The Healing Within You

The Healing Within You

Recently I was asked by a reader to discuss the science of healing. It’s a pretty hefty request, so let’s boil it down to basics: The first thing to note is that healing is not a scientific domain. It may surprise you to know that the concept of “healing” is rarely discussed in medical schools. These schools focus on the physical sciences that govern matter and molecules, the tissues they can observe with the tools of technology. They discover ways to interact with those tissues, and they translate their findings into methods of treatment. Healing, on the other hand, is […]

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Creative Visualization – Fact or Fiction?

Creative Visualization - Fact or Fiction?

It sounds like some magical, mystical practice: Creative visualization. Who really uses this stuff? Well—you do. Creative visualization simply means using your imagination to create with. There is nothing odd or unusual about it; in fact, everyone uses visualization and imagery every minute of every day. It is nothing more than the ability to have an idea or create a mental picture in your mind. The good news is you can use this miraculous mental skill to empower yourself for success with your goals and dreams. How? What at first seems challenging, improbable or even impossible becomes practical and understandable […]

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To Be A Victor

To Be A Victor

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller. Every day I grapple with the knowledge that you are out there, doing what you can to cope, and persevering in the face of adversity. If I could deliver you to freedom from AS, the world would be a better place. A better life, a better world, a new awakening… that is the fervent desire of us all. In order to prevail, we must employ the most powerful mental ally we have – unshakable vision backed up with absolute faith. “Faith is taking the first step […]

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Disclaimer

At Ankylosing Spondylitis Victors Association we are not conducting medical trials or in any way practicing medicine. We are conditioning ourselves for freedom from the mental and emotional suffering associated with AS, which in turn may help to ease the physical pain and distress.