posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 11:40 AM
I ask this mainly due to a couple of old army injuries of mine absoloutely killing today. I am fed up with taking medication for them, so do so as
little as i can bear it.
The last time i went to the doctors for painkillers, i said the ones i was on were not working. He advised me to try some others that altered the
brains persception of pain.
I was slightly wary of this, saying i didn't want to be drugged up all day and have my mind altered like that, but as he said, what is it that you
want at the end of the day......to not feel the pain right?
Fair enough i guess.
I remember a while back i was a big fan of some of Anthony Robbins CD's, i listened to them frequently and took from them what i thought was useful.
One particular CD was called "The Power Of Emotions", and it discussed how to train your mind to feel a different emotion when you are experiencing
something. For example, if someone annoys you and acts badly, instead of the normal feelings of anger, hurt etc, change your perception of it.
Shut off that emotion straight away. Think to yourself "What else could it mean?". It could be that they are having a bad day and you are getting
the brunt of it, but it's not as bad as you fear.
What i am getting at is, if you can change your emotions in the brain, which in turn can bring on physical pain and discomfort, do you think it is
possible to eliminate pain from the brain? Maybe just reduce it a bit by thought alone?
Before anyone says it, i realise pain can be a good thing too, it tells you that something is up. Yet if i have to put up with it every day, and the
physical condition does not look like changing any time soon, i wonder if the power of the brain can reduce pain on it's own?