At first glance, you might not expect that pain and fear have much to do with each other. Pain is pain, and fear is fear, right? But, of course, I wouldn't write this blog if there was more to it than we think...
At first glance, pain and hunger seem to have little to do with each other. If you look further, there are many similarities! Getting to know these kinds of comparisons makes it easier to see how you can positively influence your pain.
Your nervous system is constantly trying to regulate itself. In addition, your body produces all kinds of substances to regulate pain as well. Researchers discovered that our own body is up to 60 times (!) better at reducing pain than the strongest painkillers!
In my previous blog you could read briefly about gratitude. Researchers have discovered that a feeling of gratitude is the most positive feeling people can have! When experiencing pain, we see that the brain creates many negative feelings.
Music can positively influence pain in many ways. When you feel pain, there are different networks in your brain that 'talk' to each other and cause pain. This happens unconsciously, so you can't just 'think the pain away'.