Next, you simply imagine your right hand placed in a bucket of iced water. Really cold iced water, so of course it will feel as though it has lost all sensation and gone numb -- without the painful bit of an actual pail of ice.
This "cold hand" one of the simplest of pain control techniques and is good for minor cramps, bumps and bruises as well.
There's a variant called the "inner pharmacy" that works brilliantly for some willing to play what seems to be a nonsense game. To do this one, imagine going into an old fashioned pharmacy of the mind where your subconscious stores all its remedies.
Visualize a gorgeous, old-fashioned, dark place that smells wonderful and has those old mahogany drawers and counter tops and shelves of brown, blue and green bottles containing different liquids or pills.
You just look over the shelves and pick the bottle that starts twinkling like a Xmas tree light.
Your subconscious can't tell the difference, so the imaged medication will frequently work much faster than a pharmaceutical with no side effects.
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How about another ancient pain control technique? Relaxation techniques are often useful, especially if you can get hold of one of those little biofeedback meters that tells you when you're "stressed" or "relaxed" so you get to feel the difference.
My favorite Meditation for Self-Healing by Yogi Bhajan
Breathing exercise to overcome all of your physical shortcomings
Also try Bliss Meditation
Meditation to receive Universal Love
Please also try my Heart-opening Exercise/Visualization
Additionally, you may need to eat something, or get some sleep, or check your posture and the chairs you are sitting on for extended periods.
You can also try magnesium supplements or better yet magnesium spray.
So there are stacks of ideas that can be tried as an alternative to taking a tablet.
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The Key to Longevity - The kidneys
Eight Exercises for Fitness, Healing, and Longevity
QIGONG WALK to increase Qi (vital energy) quickly
How to build up Chi (Qi) to fight off Illness
Standing Qigong produced superior results
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