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:

Alternative Medicine  Rising Kashmir
DeA Capital Alternative Funds invests in hydrogen  EFA News - European Food Agency

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine used for over... Read More

Taking Control of Your Health & Well-being

Taking Control of Your Health & Well-being ... Read More

Hemorrhoids & its Symptoms

Hemorrhoids are conditions where there is a swelling of the... Read More

Stage Hypnosis Vs Hypnotherapy - Understanding The Difference

We've all seen them, right? The stage hypnotist, who makes... Read More

Title: Using Rhubarb for Constipation

Vegetables like fruits and their juices have healing properties because... Read More

Biofeedback: Applying the Mind to Health

What is biofeedback?In biofeedback you expand self-awareness and practice powerful... Read More

Prenatal Massage

What is prenatal massage? Prenatal Massage is a form of... Read More

Three Steps to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids

Constipation, Hemorrhoids or Piles, and inactivity go hand in hand.... Read More

Hypnotherapy ? Does It Really Work?

Okay, so some of you are familiar with hypnotherapy. You've... Read More

Far Infrared Sauna Technology Comes of Age

What exactly is infrared, or radiant heat? No need to... Read More

Ginseng: Root of Immortality

Translated to mean man root in Chinese, the name ginseng... Read More

Herbal Products

HERBAL PRODUCTS are comprised of herbal care remedies, such as... Read More

Understanding Holistic Living

Holistic living is simply living your life with all aspects... Read More

Secrets Of Aromatherapy Part I - Physical Remedies

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

Medical Massage

What is MEDICAL MASSAGE? Medical Massage is sometimes defined as... Read More

Starbucks Green Tea Frappachinos, Can They Prevent Cancer?

Starbucks now offers the Green Tea Frappachinos, yes I had... Read More

Treatment Options for Hand and Foot Eczema

There are many kinds of eczema, and too few people... Read More

Natural Remedy for Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition defined as the inflammation of the... Read More

Treating Arthritis- Naturally

There are actually three common types of arthritis. These are... Read More

An Aspirin A Day Can Give You Cancer

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

Health in the Self

What is health?Is health the absence of disease? Is health... Read More

Neuro Emotional Technique

NET or Neuro Emotional Technique is one of the newer... Read More

Healing Crisis A Natural Part of Body Cleansing

Introduction to A Healing Crisis An increasing number of people... Read More

Remedies for Asthma or Allergies

Remedies for Asthma or AllergiesA lot people have asthma. My... Read More

Stuttering Treatment, Stammering Treatment

There are many different treatments for people who stutter/stammer. In... Read More