Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have revealed that structural differences in your brain may account for how sensitive you are to pain.
Specifically, those who feel pain more intensely have less grey matter in their brain[i] (grey matter processes information in your brain while white matter helps to coordinate communications between brain regions).[ii]
One of the study’s authors noted:[iii]
“Subjects with higher pain intensity ratings had less grey matter in brain regions that contribute to internal thoughts and control of attention.”
Interestingly, it could be that people with greater ‘default mode activity’ (which causes free-flowing thoughts, such as those that occur while daydreaming) feel pain less intensely because the default mode activity competes with the experience of pain. The study’s lead researcher explained:[iv]
“Default mode activity may compete with brain activity that generates an experience of pain, such that individuals with high default mode activity would have reduced sensitivity to pain.”
So if you’re an avid daydreamer, perhaps you enjoy a reduced sensitivity to pain!
For the rest of you … do you feel you are highly sensitive to pain? Well you may not be able to increase your brain’s grey matter, but there is something very powerful you can do …
Replenish Your Body’s Proteolytic Enzymes for Lasting Pain Relief
Proteolytic enzymes are a type of digestive enzyme that help digest animal proteins. But, far more than this, proteolytic enzymes can migrate to other parts of your body, such as your bloodstream, where they literally seek and destroy other protein “danger zones,” like scar tissue, hardened proteins and blood vessels packed with fibrin. These powerhouse enzymes work systemically to fight inflammation in your body, which is a leading cause of chronic pain.
Proteolytic enzymes have an unsurpassed ability to fight chronic inflammation and underlying pain, operating on a “lock-and-key” basis, which means they can recognize good prostaglandins from bad prostaglandins (prostaglandins are hormone-like substances involved in inflammation).
When proteolytic enzymes’ teeth fit into a ‘bad’ prostaglandin that’s already run its course and has no more use, they dispose of it to let the GOOD prostaglandin come in and get rid of the pain.
Proteolytic enzymes are naturally produced in your pancreas, but your natural production declines with age; these inflammation-busters become largely depleted as you hit 40 and over. If you have blood-clotting disorders, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol, obesity, other chronic health ailments or even grey hair, these could be signs that you’re already enzyme deficient.
Fortunately for those of you who are highly sensitive to pain, there’s Heal-n-Soothe, the best systemic enzyme formula to replenish your body’s supply of vital enzymes. Heal-n-Soothe® not only has the most powerful combination of natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving ingredients, it also has the strongest and highest potency of any proteolytic enzyme formulation available!
Written By: Updated: January 27,2014