Senior health and dealing with pain

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Senior health and dealing with pain

Pain management is an important part of senior health care. Deep breathing exercises can help relax us when in pain. Try the following exercises in place of or with medications: 1. Breathe slowly, deeply, regularly, comfortably. 2. As you breathe out think relaxation; feel tension released from your body. 3. Set a pace for your breathing: in-two-three, out- two-three. 4 Think relaxing words with each 'out' breath: "peace", "relax", "vacation", "slumber". 5. Continue until you reach your goal, ending with a slow deep breath and "I feel alert and relaxed."

   

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