Orem Migraine Specialist Shares Amazingly Simple Way To Reduce Pain
You can feel it building. Some people say it's pressure that builds and builds. You know that feeling of the headache you know is coming. In this post Orem migraine specialist shares amazingly simple way to reduce your pain. Many people start to feel stressed and worried when the first begin to feel the building headache. This stress creates plenty of problems in it's own right.
Either consciously or unconsciously your breathing now starts to change.
Recently researchers have recently discovered how we breathe determines the affect of stress on our brains and thus how our body deals with pain.
They found that in areas of the brain where emotions, memory and smells are processed, fluctuated with breathing.
So next researchers set up monitors to monitor breathing and presented to the participants faces of fear or faces of surprise.
When presented with a fearful face, participants were able to more quickly identify which face it was while they were taking a breath in through their nose as compared to when breathing out through their nose.
The same result was not produced when participants were show a surprised face.
Interestingly enough, they could not be produced when breathing through the mouth.
A similar test on memory produce similar results, when comparing breathing in verses breathing out and breathing through the nose and breathing through the mouth.
One of the major findings in this study is that there is a dramatic difference in brain activity in the amygdala and hippocampus during inhalation compared with exhalation,” said lead author Christina Zelano, assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “When you breathe in, we discovered you are stimulating neurons in the olfactory cortex, amygdala and hippocampus, all across the limbic system.”
Think of the limbic system as the part of the brain that controls emotions and our body's response to emotions.
So here's the take home lesson: 1. Pain produces similar affects in the brain as fear and stress. 2. How we breathe during pain affects different areas of the brain differently. 3. During inhalation, or breathing in, the emotional parts of our brain tend to function better.
So when you start to feel that pain coming on breathe through your nose, focusing on the in breaths and your body's emotional response will be much better, helping you reduce pain.