“Mind-Body Practices for Pain”
Integrative health shines in this area, and there are many approaches that help lower pain and stress.
Here, I describe how the mind and body are one – our thoughts and emotions can affect the body, and the body can affect the mind. The stress response, known as the “fight, flight, or freeze” response can create or exacerbate tension and pain in the body. The relaxation response, known as the “rest and digest” response may help reduce pain. I share five mind-body practices that may lower pain and prevent conditions that may lead to pain, such as: