Alleviating pain without drugs. Is it even possible to ease or alleviate pain without drugs? We believe it is and research supports our belief. 

It is chronic pain that drives people to seek medical help and robs them of their productivity and wellbeing. Pain can be experienced differently by individuals and is complicated to treat.

Today, pain is a serious and costly public health issue that creates quality-of-life challenges for the patient, caregivers, family and friends. It is also a challenge for the health care professional that is working with someone experiencing chronic pain.

Treating Pain

Pharmaceutical and surgical options are common treatments and can be successful. Others that are commonly recommended are: nerve blocks, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) units, physical interventions, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and exercise.

If you are someone dealing with chronic pain, we suggest adding sound technology to your solutions.

Sound Technology

There are purpose-driven exercises that can help with pain control and modulation, relaxation and sleep induction as well as assisting with longer sleep duration. One such Hemi-Sync® exercise is Pain Management.

Another Hemi-Sync® exercise that can achieve similar results is: Energy Walk. The title might be a little misleading. The exercise focuses on relaxation, but also can lead to falling asleep because the exercise does not bring one back to a fully awake state upon completion, which means it is an ideal aid to induce sleep.

Case Study

J.S. was 52 years old when he developed severe aggressive rheumatoid arthritis. He experienced frequent flare ups with severe joint swelling and pain. This required high doses of multiple medications including the steroid methylprednisolone, which can cause numerous side effects, and humira to quiet his immune system. He had chronic pain with multiple acute flare ups. He found music embedded with binaural beats soothing and relaxing, specifically the selection of Pain Management. He also reported benefitting from the encoding signal including in an exercise that addresses pain management. When the pain became intolerable, he inhaled while thinking “55515,” the encoding introduced in the exercise. Then he exhaled, which he reported helped reduce the experience of pain. This signal is learned while experiencing a very relaxed and enjoyable binaural beat induced brain wave state. After listening and practicing a few times, one no longer needs to listen to the exercise and can invoke pain relief on their own.

More about Pain Management

Pain Management uses the mind/body connection to lower the volume of chronic pain signals.  The exercise teaches a simple method one can use during waking moments to reduce the perception of pain. These are called encodings. The encodings for this exercise are: “Ten and 55515.

It also helps with inducing sleep, by giving the suggestion that you can help yourself return to sleep at anytime by counting to 20.

What we love about the sound technology is that it is well-vetted, inexpensive and easy to use. To find out more about how it works, click here.

Allyn Evans