Endorphins ? Strong Painkillers Your Subconscious May Be Able to Provide

The sources of the original "natural high," endorphins and ekephalins can nonetheless lose their ability to kill pain if the situation becomes chronic. Visualizations may be able to help your subconscious to send in reinforcements.

Endorphins and a sub-type of endorphins called enkephalins are a major source of pain relief in the body. Many times more powerful than morphine, they reduce pain signals in the spinal cord, the thalamus or pain processing center in the brain, and in the cerebral cortex.

Enkephalins prevent the release of acetylcholine, a brain chemical that transmits pain. They also trigger the production of GABA, which in turn is an effective neutralizer of both glutamate and substance P, the two major brain chemicals involved with chronic pain.

But if the problem of Level 2 neuron windup occurs, whereby less and less glutamate is needed to produce more and more pain, the endorphins and ekephalins can become overwhelmed and lose their power. Windup is very common when you have chronic pain.

Good Ways to Increase Endorphins and Enkephalins

Part of any balanced pain relief strategy needs to be to strengthen the supply of these potent natural painkillers. Fortunately you have many natural ways to do this. For example:

? You can laugh a lot
? You can eat spicy food
? You an engage in deep breathing, or meditate
? You can have a chiropractic adjustment or acupuncture treatment
? You can listen to the music you most enjoy
? You can eat chocolate
? You can have sex
? You can exercise

Any of these activities can increase the levels of endorphins and enkephalins in the body, giving you a general feeling of happiness. This can be true for back pain or pain in the neck or other extremities, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia pain, or neuropathic pain (nerve pain).

How Visualization Fits In

Visualization statements provide an additional way you may be able to increase these pain-relievers. These statements don't have the calories of chocolate or spicy food, can be done when you're in so much pain that you don't feel like laughing or meditating, and avoid the time and expense of a trip to the chiropractor or acupuncturist.

Visualization statements represent the specific language that your subconscious wants you to read back to it to help ease your pain. They're simple and are targeted directly at the main factors that could bring you relief.

You can obtain these statements by learning how to communicate directly with your own subconscious mind. The process is straightforward and can be done at home by working with a facilitator over the telephone. You you need no special skills and no previous experience in working with the subconscious.

Reinforcing the Positive

It's possible to work with the subconscious to obtain visualization statements aimed at increasing endorphins and enkephalins. We've found that when used with the above methods, visualization may be able to provide a background of continuous, positive reinforcement to your effort to increase these powerful pain relievers.

Ben Plumb is CEO and President of The Visualization Group, Inc. The company's service is delivered by people like himself who personally suffered from years of chronic pain, and used the visualization method described in this article to obtain relief when nothing else worked. For more information, please visit http://www.thevisualizationgroup.com.

(c) 2005 The Visualization Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The methodology and program disclosed in this article are Patent Pending.

In The News:


Demystifying Hands On Healing

While hands-on healing is probably the easiest of skills to... Read More

Will This Years Flu Paralyze The US And Canada?

According to the Associated Press on August 26th, the US... Read More

A Natural Body Detox Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Detoxification therapy is a completely natural and necessary process to... Read More

An Aspirin A Day Can Give You Cancer

I want to share a health alert with you. So... Read More

Secrets Of Aromatherapy Part I - Physical Remedies

Aromatherapy can be used to relieve the discomfort of a... Read More

Lemon and Parsley Home Remedies

You might think of lemon and parsley as great garnishes... Read More

Relieving Hemorrhoids with Natural Remedies

Here are a variety of natural remedies that you can... Read More

Your Body?s Secret Wisdom-- Eating from the Tree of Life

Your body's secret wisdom is as ancient as humankind and... Read More

Your Home is a Toxic Waste Dump!

Did you know that the household and beauty products that... Read More

Fight Cancer With Broccoli Sprouts

Mom was right to insist on us eating our vegetables.... Read More

Bling Therapy - Healing with Gemstones

From jeweled necklaces to ankle bracelets, and all the tops... Read More

Bird Flu : A Disease You Can?t Ignore

AS BIRD flu, or Avian Influenza, raged through Asia, countries... Read More

How Essential Oils Differ From Dried Herbs

Essential Oils are the heartbeat of the plant kingdom, and... Read More

Hypnosis Way of General Indications of Deceit

When the subject is changed, he's in a better, more... Read More

Immunological Profile In Postpartum Women

Post-delivery, the whole of immune system is restored to normalcy... Read More

Aspergers Syndrome and its Symptoms

Asperger's syndrome is a condition common in young children who... Read More

How to Avoid Potentially Harmful Chemicals in Your Area Rugs and Other Home Furnishings

You purchase a beautiful area rug. You know just where... Read More

Natural Pain Management!

Life in today's hectic society is going more and more... Read More

Natural Health

Natural Health is a form of alternative lifestyle whereby individuals... Read More

Strengthen the Immune System Naturally

"Among the most exciting applications of herbal medicine lie in... Read More

Do-Sa-Do For Mindfulness

When I was 12, one of my best friends was... Read More

The Universal Calibration Lattice® - Your Own Personal Connection to the Universal Energy Source

Now is an incredible time to be on Earth. All... Read More

Fruits, Juices, and Food for Relieving Hemorrhoids Part II

Eating the right kind of food and following good eating... Read More

The Future of Healing...

Your FUTURE is NOT in a doctor's office or a... Read More

Alzheimer?s Home Testing Manual Now Available Online

If you're concerned about the condition of an older family... Read More