Study into tolerance of pain through sodium deposits in nerve cells
In the June article of science news, research conducted in Pakistan it found certain people had a high tolerance of pain which is due to an inactive gene. Besides their inability to feel pain, the Pakistani individuals studied by the scientists had something else in common: mutations in a gene called SCN9A. That gene encodes the instructions for a protein that forms a passageway for letting sodium ions into nerve cells. Known as Nav1.7, this particular ion channel sits on pain-sensing nerves; when a nerve is stimulated enough to warrant sending a signal to the brain, a flood of sodium ions rush into the cell.
There are other ways besides the development of a drug that can help fight the feeling of pain. Battlefield acupuncture is very effective in dealing with pain where small pins are inserted in the ear & covered with plasters now being regularly used by the US army for pain control.
Pain management through hypnosis
Hypnosis is not appropriate or effective for all sufferers of pain; this should be considered par-for-the-course, as no treatment, chemical, physical, or psychological, has ever been proven to be 100% effective. Whatever treatment undertaken if it can help a sizable number of people, it is then considered effective. Because hypnosis has been shown to be effective in pain management in many different studies in many different situations, it should be considered as effective as other modalities.
Clients suffering from pain can be taught self hypnosis to:
- Relax muscles, break the tension, pain, and fear cycle.
- Control their pain to a tolerable level
- Become aware of secondary gains.
- Reprogramming of negative attitudes.
Please note that before commencing any complimentary pain management it is recommended that you first discuss it with your own doctor as it is not a substitute for any medical treatment already being received.