Do you know how pain escalates? It starts very gentle and it gets louder and louder until you just can’t ignore it.
For example, you have a mild stomach ache and it starts building, and before you know it, you’re doubled over in pain. Or you have a little neck pain, it goes into a tension headache and then it becomes a throbbing migraine. Or you wake up feeling restless, nervous or irritable, and then later it turns into a panic attack, or you have a rage episode with your family.
Pain is a message to let you know that you’re disconnected. Your pain will escalate to a point to crowd out all other things to force you to reconnect to you and your body.
I’m Dr. Trupti Gokani, and this is my field of expertise. I’m an MD, a neurologist who is also trained in Ayurveda, which is a holistic system of healing.
It will start screaming at you if you refuse to stop and listen to it.
It will, at all cost, reconnect you with yourself.
What if you could turn this around? What if you could stop it at a level 3 instead of a 10?
Here is one simple technique you can do to tell your body “I hear you” and I’m reconnecting with self, so the pain does not need to escalate further. It is a very simple technique; we’re going to do this together.
Stop that pain escalation earlier in the process.
Stop the suffering sooner along that pain scale.
On a one to 10 scale, recognize where you’re on that pain scale.
Get mindful of how you feel daily.
When I say pain, I’m embracing all forms of discomfort, all sensations of imbalance.
You may feel a touch anxious, fogging your thinking, not as sharp, have a nagging headache, a tight neck. Maybe your stomach feels off or your body feels sluggish or heavy. Give yourself a rating from one to 10. Rate a few areas of discomfort. Then monitor it over the day. Are there times when it’s worse? What are the activators of your symptoms? Maybe you skipped lunch and you started feeling edgy in the afternoon? When the pain begins, do you stop and acknowledge it or do you power through it?
Stop Pain from Escalating.
Allow you to stop and listen to it sooner.
Stop sooner and say “Oh, I’m feeling overwhelmed and anxious” or “I have that throb in my right temple, there it is.”
Stop and recognize it where it is in your body, your breath, and your mind. Pause and listen to the message of the pain. Recognize the pain and say, almost out loud, definitely to yourself “I see you. I hear you. I acknowledge you’re trying to tell me something.” Take a deep breath.
Ask, what is disconnecting me from myself? Maybe you’re 100% into someone else’s needs right now, or you’ve been distracted by your family or work obligations or by your own fears of judgment of others. Stop and see if you can recognize a disconnection with self. The number one fastest way to reconnect with self, is to stop and take a breath, pause your mind and reflect during that breath. Mentally and spiritually, you must recognize this disconnection with self and bring it all together.
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Trupti Gokani, MD Author of The Mysterious Mind
Board Certified Neurologist, Speaker & Ayurvedic Wellness Coach
Zira Mind and Body Center, Founder
“Healing the Head involves Healing the Mind and Body”