You know how every time you have a headache or some type of pain, your first reaction is to take a pill?
We’ve been trained by Western medicine and our society that when pain appears, we need to get rid of it and as fast as possible. It is ingrained in us to take a pill.
What if your pain had a purpose that was bigger than taking a pill? If you think about it, with a pill we’re just shutting up a crying child instead of asking the child what it needs.
I’m Dr. Trupti Gokani. I’m a neurologist who’s also certified in
psychopharmacology. I specialized in pain for over 15 years. What do we know about pills? They may work
in the short term. Yet, over time, you need to take more and more to get
the same relief. They may even worsen your underlying condition.
I remember being told that to be a good doctor, I had to get people to pain freedom and use strong medications if needed.
are fine if given for the right purpose and for specific duration under
supervision until you can get the right tools to understand and relieve the
Understanding Pain is a key principle; it took me years to fully embrace this. Simply taking a medication over and over prevents us from understanding that pain is actually happening for us not to us. It happens for us to get us connected with ourselves. Pain has a message. We need to move into it and hear the message versus chasing it away with short acting medications.
Like that crying child, the child is crying for a reason. Maybe it’s hungry or thirsty or wants some attention or even needs to go to the bathroom. Why are you and your pain so different than a child who is crying? Why don’t you ask yourself those same questions and ask why the pain is coming? Pain is your inner child asking for some help.
Think of these questions when you have pain as if you’re asking a child what it needs. Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? Are you hungry for some love or compassion? Do you need to rest? Ask yourself these questions every time you have pain and I promise you that screaming child will start to quiet down once you begin to take care of it.
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Your pain can take on a purpose, and you have the power to move forward with your life.
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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”