Pain

How do you overcome the problem with chronic pain? Someone asked for me to post some of the problems and solutions.

Resort ye, in times of sickness, to competent physicians; We have not set aside the use of material means, rather have We confirmed it through this Pen, which God hath made to be the Dawning-place of His shining and glorious Cause. [note: A newer translation of this passage has been substituted for the translation originally included.]

      (Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 60)

I️ don’t have a solution to this, trying to find a competent physician it’s harder than finding a needle in a haystack. Unless of course you have a lots of money to pay cash and travel.

Do not neglect medical treatment when it is necessary, but leave it off when health has been restored…. Treat disease through diet, by preference, refraining from the use of drugs; and if you find what is required in a single herb, do not resort to a compounded medicament. Abstain from drugs when the health is good, but administer them when necessary.

      (Bahá’u’lláh, cited in J. E. Esslemont, “Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era”, 5th rev. ed. (Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1987), p. 106)<<
en you go to the doctor they treat you as a drug addict even if you don’t drink or use drugs. I’ve been established with the same doctor for 20 years and she diagnosed me with fibromyalgia treats me as if I’m making it up. All this even though I’ve taken a 10 foot fall off a ladder, been in 3 car accidents, and she missed the fact I️ had endometriosis, fibroids, and scar tissue on every internal organ (all of which a surgen found). But this is the attitude of almost every dr I️ see any more. I️ now understand why so many people turn to spiritual healing because at least they listen.

I️ know there are no spiritual healers in the faith.

I️ progressed the furthest in my search for health and pain reduction by following the dictates of the writings.

There are two ways of healing sickness, material means and spiritual means. The first is by the treatment of physicians; the second consisteth in prayers offered by the spiritual ones to God and in turning to Him. Both means should be used and practised.

Illnesses which occur by reason of physical causes should be treated by doctors with medical remedies; those which are due to spiritual causes disappear through spiritual means. Thus an illness caused by affliction, fear, nervous impressions, will be healed more effectively by spiritual rather than by physical treatment. Hence, both kinds of treatment should be followed; they are not contradictory. Therefore thou shouldst also accept physical remedies inasmuch as these too have come from the mercy and favour of God, Who hath revealed and made manifest medical science so that His servants may profit from this kind of treatment also. Thou shouldst give equal attention to spiritual treatments, for they produce marvellous effects.

Now, if thou wishest to know the true remedy which will heal man from all sickness and will give him the health of the divine kingdom, know that it is the precepts and teachings of God. Focus thine attention upon them.

      (“Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá”, sec 133, pp. 15152)
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day Patients will be listen to and believed even if there is no sign of where the pain comes from.

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