Dealing with pain

August 29, 2015

August/September 2015, Featured, Pain

Dealing with pain

 Practitioners who use a variety of energy-based tools can bring relief to those suffering with occult (hidden) pain often in a very short time.

Practitioners who use a variety of energy-based tools can bring relief to those suffering with occult (hidden) pain often in a very short time.

by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —

Pain is a sensation most of us want to avoid at all costs. There are times when pain is an important messenger that pierces our awareness to call attention to something that is wrong. If that was all it would do, like a concerned neighbor calling to say you left your garage door open, you would hang up the phone and close the door, end of story. But this not necessarily so with pain.

Once begun, pain can continue on and on. It can go on so long that you actually accommodate your life into one of dealing with pain. Think of a thumb that is struck with a hammer. Bam! It hurts, turns red and swells.

A tooth that hurts, traumatized by a fall that irritated the bone and ligaments can swell. Your first response is likely to reach for a bottle of your favorite temporary pain reliever. The pain mutes or disappears for a couple of hours until the medicine wears off, and the pain usually returns.

Energy medicine can mitigate pain with a high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TNS) application. This can effectively block the pain to the brain, providing quick relief. But turn it off and “wham,” it is back and may even seem worse.

A more effective therapy from the world of energy medicine is pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy (PEMF). This is a device that is applied to an area of concern and “bathes” the site with various energy frequencies. The result is usually rapid pain cessation.

The action is longer lasting because pain represents a disturbance in the energy field of the body. The energy from PEMF soothes the field in such a way that voltages within the tissue can return to a more normal level, thereby mitigating the pain response so more rapid healing can take place.

Ozone therapy is another highly effective way to influence the field, speed up healing and reduce pain. Practitioners who use a variety of energy-based tools can bring relief to those suffering with occult (hidden) pain often in a very short time.

As singer/songwriter Carly Simon sang, “I haven’t got time for the pain …”

 

Nicholas Meyer, D.D.S., D.N.M., is a general dentist in Scottsdale, Ariz., who has a special interest in developmental disturbances of the facial complex that contribute to such maladies as TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea. milldental.com, DrMeyer@milldental.com or 480-948-0560.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 4, August/September 2015.

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