Chronic Pain Video

Discovering The Mind Body Connection – Chronic Pain | Feel Better

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00:00 Introduction of various kinds of pains
00:18 Characteristics of chronic pain
00:49 Pain is signals of emotions
01:19 Real-life example showing relationship of mind and body
02:21 Healing the body starts by exploring the mind

Pain is a common experience, and urban dwellers often suffer from various types of pain, including headaches, joint pain, back pain, muscle pain, and nerve pain. Many people also have chronic pain. It has several characteristics.

1 Even after the injured or affected area has healed, the pain persists.
2. It may not be easily understood by others.
3. The pain lasts or intermittently appears for more than three months.
4. Pain cannot be effectively managed through medication alone.
5. Resting doesn’t improve the pain and may hinder treatment progress.
6. Chronic pain can lead to complex psychological and physiological problems, making sufferers feel even more uncomfortable and frustrated.

In reality, these long-term pain issues and physical discomforts are often signals sent by our emotions through our bodies. We often hear people around us complaining about various “aches” and blaming their bodies for not cooperating.

Have you ever considered that unknown chronic pain and physical discomfort are also the accumulation of stubborn thoughts and beliefs, as well as a pile-up of emotions? We work tirelessly and forget to address the emotions we neglect, as well as the suppressed pain we fail to take care of. I’d like to share a personal experience to help you see the relationship between the mind and the body.

I encountered someone at work whose attitude irritated me, made me very angry. But due to the need for cooperation, I had to adjust myself and focus on completing the tasks. After work, I was busy taking care of my family, and the negative feelings from the morning seemed to have disappeared. But when I was about to sleep, I suddenly felt pain in my back. I thought it would go away after resting, but to my surprise, the pain not only persisted the next day but also intensified. It even hurt when I took a breath, and it made me quite anxious. When I finally went to see a doctor, I reflected on whether I had unresolved emotions in the past two days. Immediately, I called a friend and shared the frustrations and details of the previous day. It felt like my body had absorbed that “emotional burden,” and I needed to vent. I was grateful for my friend’s listening, and the pain that had tormented me all day disappeared instantly.

I believe you may have experienced such magic before. Sometimes, healing the body starts with exploring the mind.

Always remember to make plans to treat yourself well. It can be as simple as expressing gratitude to your body each night before sleep for everything it has done for you and refusing to be a mere slave driver to your body. This kind of mind-body connection may help alleviate pain and reduce developing other physical ailments.