The mind plays an important role in pain management. What you think and how you think can affect the pain you feel. While simple relaxation techniques are important for pain management, additional mental exercises are widely used for pain relief. This guided meditation requires use of the "mind's eye". Through mental visualization you can influence the physiology of your body. This includes changing your blood flow, heart rate, immune system, and of course managing pain.
This guided meditation begins with a brief guided relaxation. Then you will practice new skills to visualize the function and energies of your body. You learn to "see" areas of pain and bring them into perspective and compare them to the healthy areas of your body. You will begin to understand how the pain you feel relates to your personal experiences in life. And finally a technique for releasing that pain and removing it from your imaginal body is presented.
Visualization practices have been used for thousands of years. Along with herbal medication they have been the first line of defense against illness for most of recorded history. Modern science has explored visualization and validated it through scientific research. It is effective and powerful. Of course with any medical condition please consult an appropriate medical practitioner as needed.