MORE ON PAIN CONTROL When you feel pain your body is giving you an important signal. When we fall we feel pain where the impact took place or where the body is injured. Suffering from pain during illness is a signal that something is wrong.
If you suffer from pain for more than a couple of days it is advisable to consult your GP.
Luckily pain is often temporary, for example after a fall or an operation. However, some people suffer from protracted pain, for example from a chronic disease, cancer or during the terminal phase of life.
Pain and the experience of pain differ for every person. An initial reaction is to ignore the pain. This costs a lot of energy, both physically and mentally, which leads to more tension and ends up affecting our daily lives even more.
Haptonomy can help make pain more bearable. It will not make the pain disappear completely, but you will learn how to deal with it. This may reduce the amount of pain medication needed, which will improve your quality of life.