Miyerkules, Pebrero 18, 2015
When a Pain Clinic in Memphis, TN Must Be Part of Your Fitness Regime
Your mind’s power over your body cannot be undermined. A recent PLOS Biology study proved once again that mindset is very significant in any sensory experience, particularly those involving pain. In the experiment, subjects were given thermal stimulations and asked to imagine the pain being more intense or less so throughout the test. They were supposed to picture the heat they were feeling as hot enough to melt or scorch their skin (like how a metal rod would) or as mild and warm enough to be quite pleasant (like when you snuggle under a blanket in front of the fireplace).The results were quite interesting. When the participants “mentally increased” the sensations, they became more painful, and when they visualized something more pleasurable, the pain subsided. The author concluded that the technique can be used to make exercises more comfortable, especially when you start feeling your muscles becoming sore or your feet developing a blister.