Acute diseases, like measles and broken bones, are short-lived, and often due to external causes. Chronic diseases usually involve inner processes (such as aging and degeneration) much more than outside ones. Western medicine is excellent for acute disease, but woefully inadequate for chronic disease.
Dr. Miller’s book, Deep Healing suppiies crucial information for how to deal with your chronic condition. Healing Journey is a favorite for working with chronic disease, and Change the Channel on Pain and Easing into Sleep can be enormously helpful. Because chronic disease often requires significant change in lifestyle, Escape from Depression and Accepting Change are useful, and Awakening the Healer Within provides an understanding of how mind-body techniques work. A Time to Heal is a beautiful video imagery experience, and the CD, The Silent Path, provides a soothing, healing musical background.