Want to Reduce Pain? Learn to Relax Your Brain

Think of pain as being your “harm alarm,” a signal designed to get your attention, to motivate you to escape whatever is causing it. After all, pain—potential harm—could mean injury or even death. In this way, pain serves a useful purpose because its function is to keep you safe and alive. This all works quite well if you simply cut your finger while dicing vegetables for dinner. But what about chronic pain? According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans are living with a chronic pain…






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