Originally Published: April 25, 2010
Acute pain is the body’s way of healing.
When an injury occurs our natural response to pain is to recoil and resist. One time I remember loosing my footing and twisting my ankle. My initial reaction was to tense up against the pain, but then I remembered something else. I sat down, relaxed my ankle breathed into and released the pain. There was no pain or swelling, just some tenderness that went away with walking.
Another time I was doing a wah-wah on my fingers where I had touched a hot light bulb without thinking. Then I remembered – duh – I can heal this. I went into the pain and released it outside my body – there was no burn, no blister and no redness.
When our bodies produce acute pain and inflammation in response to an injury the self-heal of the body is working. We can assist that process in a number of ways one that I have already described above.
- Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and other pills are useful – so take them in addition to alternate techniques.
- Sending cold to the effected area can numb the pain.
- I recommend venting the pain/heat and bringing in a kind of cooling purple gel like a purple-jello to soothe the effected area. This can reduce and /or eliminate the pain all together or reduce it.
- Sometimes the pain can be lifted from the body and then floats in the auric field.
Chronic pain is another story.