Pain: Find What Doesn’t Hurt


Pain is all too often a part of our daily life, whether physical, mental, or emotional.

This is a simple exercise to help manage the pain you are experiencing in this moment:

1. Locate the pain you are feeling right now in your body, finding and naming the specific location.
2. Spend a moment analyzing what it feels like (sharp, dull, radiating, hot, cold, excruciating, numbing, specific, nonspecific, big, small, insidious, etc.)
3. Now find a part of your body that doesn’t hurt. Examples might be your elbow, ear or pinky toe.
4. Spend a moment analyzing what it feels like (…likely it doesn’t feel like much at all because it’s a healthy part of your body and doesn’t need to send any signal of needing attention through pain or discomfort).
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How Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy May Benefit Pain Conditions

craniosacral-painLiving with chronic or acute pain can be debilitating. It can cause not only high levels of stress, but also significant changes in mood and daily life activities. Default treatments like anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers, physical therapy, appropriate exercises, application of heat or cold may often ease the pain. When they don’t, it’s hard to evaluate the other healthcare options that might help. I will explain why biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) is an option worth considering if you suffer from a pain condition.

Only recently has research begun to uncover what makes craniosacral therapy (CST) effective. As a result, when someone is referred to me, they generally have no idea what to expect, what they are in for, and whether biodynamic craniosacral therapy can really help them.

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Pain: A Method of Communication

Pain and Agony by Suzanne Marie LeClair


There are few things that we all have in common. One of these things is pain. Pain is largely defined as an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of intensity as a consequence of injury, disease, and/or mental and emotional suffering. Some synonyms are anguish, annoyance, irritation, vexation, and discomfort. With pain our ability to thrive is somehow hampered. And most people will say that if they are experiencing significant pain, it very quickly becomes the focus of their life.

Pain, in the body, is a method of communication. It’s a subtle to extreme alarm system. Most children born with congenital insensitivity to pain, a condition where the brain is indifferent to pain stimuli coming in through the peripheral nerves, don’t live very long. This is often due to an infection they get and are not aware of because they cannot feel pain. As a result a small infection, caused by something like a splinter that goes unnoticed and untreated, leads to a larger systemic infection and death.

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