Awareness is essential tothe healing process. When youget hurt, it's the role of the nerve system to sense the damage andinform yourbrain (pain) so the healing can start. Maskingthe 'awareness' step creates problems.
Unfortunately, in an effort to createperpetual comfort, drug companies have become very good atdesensitizing peopleto their own physical and emotional pain alarm systems - and apparentlythosearound them as well. According to arecent study by Ohio State University, when you take something assimple asacetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce your pain, you may also be decreasingyourempathy for both the physical and social suffering of others as well. So muchfor theold saying ...I feel your pain.
While the medical profession and itspharmaceutical cousins strive to numb you, Chiropractors remove tensionin yournervous system so you can fully experience your environment and respondto whateverlife throws at you, both good and bad. No one likes to feel pain or discomfort, but we need to recognize it asthe body's attempt to save itself. Whenyou stop feeling, you stop healing - not only yourself, but potentiallyeveryone around you.