I am grateful to be able to share this post written by my colleague, Ken Girard, from Boston, Massachusetts. Read more from Ken at www.christiansciencema.com
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal (“Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain”) by Melinda Beck describes how medical research is now investigating how thinking can actually help sufferers with chronic pain—and that’s 116 million of our fellow Americans.
While referring to different types of therapies and techniques—some ages old—Dr. Sean Mackey, chief of the
division of pain management at Stanford, told Beck:
…we are only now starting to understand the brain
basis of how they work, and how they work differently from each other.
The article also raises another important issue, namely that the: