Painful Pleasure – case histories
Painful pleasure – the topic seems histrionic or exaggerated. We at Nadichikitsa have been helping people living in painful pleasure for decades. They need to be walked from pain to a pain-free life with caution.
What is pain?
Pain is not just a physical sensation. It is influenced by attitudes, beliefs, personality and social factors. Pain can affect your emotional and mental wellbeing. Two people may have the same pain condition but, their experience of living with pain can be vastly different. So, the treatment given to two people with same pain symptoms must also be different.
Where does pain begin?
The source of pain can be a very complex and even mysterious issue at times to untangle. Usually, it may begin with an injury or illness. Ongoing pain can develop a psychological dimension causing a person to feel pain even after the physical problem has healed.
There is a another dimension to pain. Emotionally and psychologically abused people can also begin to feel physical pain. Such pain can manifest in specific parts of the body or as pain in all of their joints. This fact alone makes pinning down a single course of treatment tricky. Nadi Pariksha is the perfect diagnosis to nail the root of physical as well as psychological and emotionally induced pain.
When we can diagnose the root cause or the origin of pain, we do not have to try a number of different types of curative steps. We will just know how to identify the cure for pain. Whether the pain is a low back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, joint pain, or knee pain, the root cause can be an injury or the outcome of psychological or emotional abuse. With Nadi Pariksha we can identify the root cause and provide the cure for pain.
Why do people enjoy pain?
Common sense tells us that people seek pleasure and avoid pain. But that’s not always the case.
The link between pleasure and pain is deeply rooted in our biology. One example is chilli. Most young children are averse to chilli, but they learn to enjoy it through repeated exposure as they learn to disassociate chilli with real physical harm.
Another example is attachment to a person. Attachment causes a person to expect care and attention from one another. This can cause one person to endure pain for the purpose of serving the expectation of the other or to prove the strength of their bondage. Acts such as; absorbing other’s emotional sufferings, letting go of one’s own happiness for the sake of the other’s sorrow, getting a tattoo art on one’s body part, etc,.
By birth, we are able to distinguish between good pain and bad pain. Bad pain indicates that something is not right, something we have to pay instant attention to. Then there’s good pain which is enjoyable. For example; physical pain that results from accomplishing a task involving physical labour feels good. Children who are not conditional in their behaviour would instantly react to pain and will never get there again.
People who have experienced emotional and psychological abuse may also feel physical pain. Such pain does not come from physical abuse. Emotional and psychological abuse is not normal. People who have been psychologically and emotionally abused become numb to pain over time. They begin to enjoy such pain and will unconsciously live in painful pleasure or even harm themselves to bring more pain upon themselves.
We had two clients recently who came with undiagnosed physical pain. This means, none of the tests revealed any physical abnormalities that could point to the origin of pain. One of the person’s, a man of 40 years, puts up with pain. He endures even extreme pain without expressing physical discomfort and pain. He has been living in painful pleasure and doesn’t even recognise it.
The second client is a lady who believes she is an empath. This means, she is able to perceive the emotional and mental state of another person. She not only experiences physical pain, she also has rashes in different parts of her body. From her diagnosis through Nadi Pariksha, we were able to ascertain that both the symptoms are manifestations of psychological and emotional abuse.
From our experience with working with thousands of individuals, we have come to realise that the only people whom we meet mirror our mental and emotional states. This is one way for us to realise the emotional and mental planes we are operating from.
Cure for pain
Chronic pain management does not advocate medication alone. Cure for pain must also be induced into your attitude, behaviour, beliefs and your feelings that control the emotional and psychological part of your being. When we have suggested Cure for pain practices, we have seen people get cure from chronic pain almost instantly.
From illness to wellness
Belief is a big chunk that helps get cure from chronic pain symptoms. Sometimes, even the best practitioners have difficulty in helping their clients get relief from chronic pain when their clients don’t believe in the treatment they are receiving.
Being well is as much a belief and a necessity to function in society. Being well is more a emotional and psychological condition. When you are well, it shows on your skin.
The choice to be well ultimately rests with the client whether they want to live in painful pleasure or live life pain-free.
About the author
The author, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, has more than two decades of experience diagnosing physiological and emotional distress and how that can manifest as chronic illness. He has since helped over 43000 people.