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3 Holistic Secrets to Pain-Free Living - by Lisabeth Gutierrez, CH
Intense pain and chronic pain that seems to go on forever are some of the most challenging and exhausting experiences we can face. Understanding the way pain works in our brains and bodies can make feeling better a lot easier. Here are three simple things you can do to use your brain to change your experience of pain and dramatically improve your quality of life.
1. Extract the Emotion - Pain experience can be divided into two areas. The first is the physical sensation. The second is everything else, including past experiences, fears about the future, concerns about prognosis and treatment, etc. Use complementary therapies such as hypnosis, EFT/tapping, Reiki, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies to address these emotions, clear out past traumas, and ease future concerns. You will be surprised how much this will reduce your pain.
2. Use Your Brain for a Change - Day-to-day stressors exacerbate your pain situation. Find a daily mind-focusing relaxation strategy that works for you. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, and self-hypnosis, all serve to calm the alarm centers in your brain which go on high alert under stress. As these brain areas decompress, you will experience relaxation, more comfort, and improved quality of life.
3. Stay In Touch - Physical touch releases chemicals into your bloodstream which reduce the sensations of pain. Give a hug, hold hands, or be intimate with your partner in ways that are comfortable. This cost-free treatment creates a bubble bath of pleasure chemicals throughout your body and help you feel fantastic.
Adding these three simple ingredients into your pain management plan will have a huge impact. Make the deliberate choice to harness the power of your brain, promote your own wellbeing, and relieve your pain.