The Origin of Pain May Be in Your Brain

One effective solution I've found to relieve pain is to accept it in a nonjudgmental way, using the power of your mind. This isn't the easiest way and it takes practice and conscious thought, but it's not a temporary solution at all. So, before you take the easy way out--using pain medications that temporarily stop the problem--you may be interested to learn researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom have found some kinds of unexplained pains may have their origins in the brain, not the body.

Volunteers who felt pain as a result of hypnotic suggestion showed strikingly similar brain activity to those subjected to physical pain via pulses of heat at 120 degrees fahrenheit.

The study also found when the volunteers were asked to simply imagine that they felt the same pain, they had significantly different brain activity than under hypnotised and physical pain conditions.

That hypnosis was able to induce a genuine painful experience suggests some pain really can begin in our minds, and not be imaginary, scientists said.

I've found EFT to be one of the most effective and easy-to-use tools to rid myself of the subconscious blocks that can cause me to have a negative focus or, in the case, to remove pain.

EurekAlert August 8, 2004

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