IS PAIN ALL IN YOUR HEAD By Connie Vakanis Posted 10/19/2016
How pain and emotions are linked Pain, pain memory and pain perception are all very real things. The body and mind are amazing tools that work behind the scenes (subconsciously) to keep us safe and healthy.
For example; you injure yourself playing sport. The body responds by creating pain to stop you from continuing. This is done as a safe guard to inhibit further damage. You stop; go to the Doctor or muscle therapist to help heal the injury. When you’re better you start your sport again however you always seem to feel inhibition (fear) and have pain that no amount of therapy seems to help, or you end up with pain elsewhere. This is your bodies’ ‘pain memory’ which is designed to stop us from repeating the injury. It is in your sub-conscious mind, the background running system of our body. So YES technically, it is all in your mind. Your brain controls your response, your muscles and your emotions to make you stop doing what you are or were doing so as to not repeat the injury. Pretty handy really, but very frustrating also.
So what can you do? This is where Sports Kinesiology has a distinct advantage over other therapies. It uses manual muscle testing to help disassociate the pain-emotion connection as well as balance muscles that have become tired, tensed and tight. It works with the physical body as well as the emotional body using a culmination of philosophies, techniques and procedures to help you become re-energised, your muscles to become relaxed and for you to feel rejuvenated Using this model Connie is able to look beyond the superficial layers of the injury, muscle imbalance, pain or performance issue and find the underlying cause to your problem and address it using specific techniques including things like acupressure (no needles) nutrition or flower essences to give you the best results