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Curafen Review

by Emily Jacob (2019-04-04)

Two arrows of chronic pain Distraction however Curafen can be taken too far. This is so according to another helpful approach, that of mindfulness. The Buddha said that suffering is part of life. It is inevitable because we are living in a physical world in a body prone to death and disease. However, when someone has pain they can get upset, they worry and feel distraught. They resent the physical pain and constantly want to get away from it. They thus have a mental pain in addition to the physical one. It's as if they are hurt by an arrow and then immediately afterwards by a second arrow and they experience the pain of two arrows. Craving for relief and distraction from the pain starts to fill their mind. So they do unnecessary shopping or house cleaning, restlessly surf the internet, or make endless cups of tea. But as has been pointed out: "Continually trying to block out pain can be kept up for a while but it is very tiring and eventually you feel exhausted. Now you swing to the other extreme and collapse feeling overwhelmed. As the pain dominates your experience you'll probably lose perspective and forget there's anything in life apart from pain." (Vidyamala Burch, author of "Living Well with Pain and Illness") Mindfulness training for chronic pain Jon Kabat-Zinn developed an 8 week outpatient programme, later known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), in particular to help people with persistent pain. Not to eliminate pain but to learn a new way of relating to pain. To reduce the considerable degree of stress with which most people usually respond to pain. Mindfulness is all about being more aware of the present moment with considerate attention. Teachers encourage us to adopt an attitude of loving kindness and acceptance to our own experience without self-judgment. They say this requires a mental discipline which takes quite a bit of practice to achieve. A problem for chronic pain sufferers is the second arrow, the extra hurt inflicted by the usual negative attitude to pain. The mind is normally active with all sorts of mind chatter, automatic thoughts, feelings, and images. In response to pain, it is beset with angry ideas, escapist fantasies, and restless and frustrating thoughts. The mind it seems has a mind of its own!