5 Unususal Malattie che possono essere guariti con l'aiuto di Crochet

da Kathryn su Agosto 3, 2012 · 8 commenti

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Questo post è parte di una serie di dieci giorni di post sui benefici di guarigione di uncinetto che sto facendo per celebrare l'uscita del mio nuovo libro, Crochet Saved My Life. I hope you’re enjoying the series so far!

I didn’t put any limitations or parameters on the conditions I would cover when I asked people if they wanted to be interviewed for my book on the health benefits of crochet. I’m so glad because this allowed people to tell me about things that I would never have thought to ask specifically about. Qui ci sono cinque condizioni di salute che conoscevo poco o nulla fino a quando una donna che uncinetto per aiutare a guarire mi ha parlato di loro.

1. Menière’s disease

What it is:

I have to confess that I’d never heard of Menière’s disease until blogger Elisabeth Andrée told me about it. I learned a bit from her story and then researched on my own to find out that this is a condition of the inner ear that has two primary problematic symptoms: hearing loss and loss of balance. The cause for this condition is unknown. It is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and there is no known cure.

How crochet can help:

Menière’s disease, especially for someone who is it in both ears, can progress to a point where the individual’s abilities become limited. Per Elisabeth Andrée it got so bad that it resulted in job loss and resulting financial instability. This can easily lead to depression, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness. Crochet can help manage the symptoms of these secondary conditions.

Inoltre, when you lose one of your senses, it can be vital to increase your experience of your remaining senses. Menière’s disease can cause hearing loss. Crochet offers the chance to indulge in sight and tactile sensation to help compensate a little bit for this loss.

2. Chronic Lyme disease

What it is:

I had heard of Lyme Disease before (everyone knows it’s that disease you can get from ticks) but didn’t know much about it until I heard from Tammy Hildebrand. I learned that Lyme disease is treatable with antibiotics but for some people the treatment doesn’t work and it becomes a chronic condition symptomized by fatigue, headaches, joint pain caused by inflammation, sleep disorders and mood disorders including depression.

How crochet can help:

As with Menière’s disease and other chronic conditions, Chronic Lyme often causes depression in patients and crochet can be used to relieve the depression.

Crochet is also especially helpful in conditions such as this where the patient often suffers from a combination of insomnia and fatigue. The individual may often be too tired to do most things and yet can’t sleep which is frustrating. Crochet offers a meditative, relaxing task that allows the crafter to feel productive despite not having the energy to go do more active things.

3. Restless Leg Syndrome

What it is:

Restless Leg Syndrome is a condition in which the legs twitch unstoppably and painfully. This usually happens when the person is lying down or resting, which often interferes with sleep, and in fact RLS is considered to be a sleep disorder.

How crochet can help:

Sara-Jane told me that she has found that crocheting can actually help reduce the twitching in her legs. She is not sure quite what happens in the body that causes this but has found time and time again that if she picks up a hook and yarn she can get her legs to stop moving.

This condition is linked with insomnia, which crochet is useful in dealing with. People with insomnia sometimes find that the meditative act of crocheting is helpful to reducing sleep problems. At the very least it can be part of a total nighttime ritual designed to maximize sleep potential.

Inoltre, RLS symptoms are generally exacerbated by stress. Crochet is a stress-relieving activity.

4. Schizophrenia

What it is:

Most people do have an idea of what schizophrenia is so it’s not necessarily “insolito” but I’ve included it in this list because it remains one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is often misdiagnosed for many years before the patient finally receives the correct diagnosis. When they do, they may be horrified, because of the stigma attached to it.

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes the person to have trouble thinking clearly, rispondere a situazioni o emozioni in maniera accettabile e distinguere tra ciò che è reale e cosa non lo è. I sintomi includono problemi di memoria, difficoltà a prestare attenzione, irritabilità e ritiro sociale. E 'comune per le persone con schizofrenia ad avere allucinazioni, allucinazioni soprattutto uditive, che è il motivo per cui molte persone sanno come la condizione in cui “si sentono voci”. Ci sono diversi tipi di schizofrenia che hanno diversi sintomi specifici.

Non c'è accordo nella comunità di salute medica / mentale su ciò che provoca la schizofrenia. Tuttavia, che sembra essere una condizione genetica.

How crochet can help:

Ho intervistato Alba che ha identificato quattro modi principali che crochet l'ha aiutato con la sua condizione:

  1. Lei sa che il crochet è vero che la aiuta a gestire le sue allucinazioni e l'ansia che li accompagna.
  2. Crochet è uno sbocco produttivo per incanalare alcuni del suo pensiero magico.
  3. Lei è in grado di ottenere una comprensione migliore sul passaggio del tempo e di sperimentare un senso di continuità che non ottiene altrove e ha disperatamente bisogno a causa della sua schizofrenia.
  4. L'atto di uncinetto assiste Aurore nel trattare con l'ansia che circonda la sua condizione.

5. La depressione post partum

What it is:

Questa condizione non è in realtà “insolito” a me. Si tratta di una forma di depressione clinica (qualcosa che io sono fin troppo bene). Inoltre avevo letto molto su in passato, quindi sapevo su di esso. Tuttavia, Ho deciso di includerla qui perché è così spesso frainteso. Molte persone pensano erroneamente che si tratta di qualcosa che tutte le neo mamme passano a causa del insonnia e lo stress di avere un nuovo bambino in casa.

Depressione post-partum, come altri tipi di depressione clinica, è un sentimento diffuso che può includere tristezza e pianto così come l'ansia, irritabilità, problemi di autostima, problemi di sonno e di più. Le donne che soffrono di depressione post-partum può avere pensieri di suicidio o addirittura pensieri autolesionistici loro bambino, sentimenti che sono più estremo di quello che potrebbe essere considerato una parte normale del "baby blues".

Non si sa che cosa causa PPD. Ci sono molti fattori di rischio che rendono una donna più suscettibile ad esso (compresa una storia di depressione) ma non vi è alcun specifico noto causa.

How crochet can help:

Crochet può aiutare a ridurre i sintomi di tutti i tipi di depressione per una miriade di ragioni. Aumenta i livelli di serotonina, che è una ragione fisica che aiuta. Essa aiuta l'individuo rilassarsi, calmare, break negative cycles of rumination and focus on a positive activity. It boost self-esteem as the crafter makes decisions, sets goals and completes projects.

Crochet can be an especially great craft choice for new moms who may only have a minute or two to take for themselves. It is a portable craft that requires very little equipment and can be easily picked up and put down and picked up again. Rachel Brown shared with me for my book that crochet was one of the few things that actually helped her feel better every day while she made her way through PPD.

As with all of the other health conditions on this list, nobody should try to treat themselves for Post Partum Depression. Proper treatment includes the help of a medical doctor, therapist or psychiatrist.

Which of these five conditions did you know about before reading this post?

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I had not heard about Meniere's disease until now. I'm also blown away by the fact that crochet can help schizophrenia. It made me recollect a conversation I had with a young woman and her husband in the emergency waiting room of a hospital. The woman had a large quantity of beautifully colored yarn with her in a bag and was crocheting. Naturally I asked her about her work! As the conversation progressed, she explained to me that she was a schizophrenic waiting to be admitted to the Behavioral wing because of a serious episode she recently experienced. Her husband told me that she didn't go anywhere without her yarn and hook but that she wouldn't be allowed to keep her hook and yarn once she was admitted due to "safety" restrictions. I felt so bad about that because it was obviously so comforting to her. I never forgot her story and hope she and her husband are doing well.


I'd heard of all of them except Menière’s disease. A very interesting list, thank-you for sharing it.

Elisabeth Andree
Elisabeth Andree

By what you write here - in summary form - I can see how much research you've done and how much time and energy you have put into writing your book. I respect you for that! And I admire anyone who has grabbed the hook in order to guide her or his life into a better and more enoyable direction. To answer your question: Io "knew" the conditions 2 attraverso 4 from the books of my study Health Education. Number 1 was unknown to me until about 20 anni fa: (

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Grazie mille. I really did invest a lot of time into researching this topic. And even though the book is now done, I'm continuing to research because it's become something of such great interest to me. The women who reached out and shared their stories, you included, really helped me to feel like this was a topic worth not only investigating but trying hard to share with others to raise awareness of a variety of illnesses as well as the healing benefits of crochet.


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