Helpful Advice to Help Increase Your Pain Tolerance

If you must deal with pain on a regular or even daily basis, increasing your tolerance to pain should be up there on your priority list. Unfortunately, many people put up with high levels of pain unnecessarily. There are lots of ways that you can manage your pain and help your body and mind to deal with it better.

Here are some helpful tips that can be incredibly effective.

Use guided imagery

If you suffer with chronic pain, guided imagery can help you to increase your pain tolerance and reduce the intensity of the pain you feel. This popular technique helps replace negative images of pain in your mind with something more positive.

Start by breathing deeply. Then just focus on the breaths you take in and let out. Try and completely relax and let go of all your worries as you inhale cleansing oxygen and exhale. Continue taking these breaths until you achieve a state of relaxation.

Next, scan your body for areas that feel pain. As you identify an area, take a deep breath and when you exhale, blow the pain away and breathe in again to replace it with healing air. After you have done that, imagine a beautiful place. What do you see, hear, feel, smell and taste? Continue to imagine yourself being present in this wonderful, happy, pain-free zone.

Use autosuggestion

Autosuggestion was developed as a way to help people cope with and manage chronic pain. It’s simply a form of self-hypnosis that can help you take control of your pain, and it works best if you have a positive mind set.

To start, sit in a relaxed position in a calm and quiet area. Take a few deep breaths to help you focus on your thoughts. Next, stroke the area where you feel pain and repeat the phrase, “It is going.” Continue telling yourself that the pain is lessening until you start to feel better.

Increase physical activity

Although you may not feel like exercising when you’re in pain, it can help increase your pain tolerance through the endorphins it helps your body to release! To reap the benefits, you need to be taking part in regular aerobic exercise at least three times each week for thirty minutes.

Exercising with a friend or in a group can also increase your tolerance to pain. Being around others increases your endorphins even further, so you end up benefiting from physical activity and from being social!

However, seek medical advice before undertaking any form of new exercise.

Don’t put up with pain when you don’t have to!

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