16 May '11, 1am

Mind Tricks for Relieving Pain: Feel like a wuss when it comes to tolerating pain? Turns out you can up your thr...

Mind Tricks for Relieving Pain: Feel like a wuss when it comes to tolerating pain? Turns out you can up your thr...

Feel like a wuss when it comes to tolerating pain? Turns out you can up your threshold with a few simple mind tricks. By Camille Noe Pagan, Women’s Health Childbirth. Menstrual cramps. Migraines. If you were born with XX chromosomes, you’re probably well acquainted with all kinds of discomfort. Women are more likely to suffer chronic pain than men are, thanks in part to certain female-centric conditions (think: endometriosis, fibromyalgia). But new research shows that pain can be a mental game, and that you can up your tolerance by retraining your brain. A World of Hurt When you stub your toe or sprain your wrist, the millions of nerves in your skin and tissues register the sensation and carry it to your brain for decoding. Your mind gets the message and immediately shoots back a “danger!” signal in the form of a sharp ache. All of this happens in a matter of milliseconds ...

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