How Your Brain Can Control Pain

By | March 16, 2009

How Your Brain Can Control PainA friend of mine is having some strong pain. There are over 7 million related Google pages, but I have yet to find a simple step by step instruction manual regarding how to stop pain through self hypnosis, autogenic training or whatever. Anyone have a simple step by step guide?

Here are some basics:
1) Block prostaglandins – (Fish oils and polyunsaturated fatty acids, various meds Ibuprofen, naproxen. )
2) Increase endorphins, or use narcotic painkillers like morphine that block chemical messengers that carry the pain signal to the brain
3) Acupuncture is very helpful for musculo-skeletal pain.
4) Improve overall health as much as possible in any small ways you can
5) Lower fear / self hypnosis / relaxation techniques like autogenic training.

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