WEIRD Ear Trick EASES Pain (No Pills!)

There’s a weird painkiller out there that you’ve got to hear to believe. It’s a method for using your EARS to ease your pain.

But here’s the thing. You’ve ALREADY heard it before.

The trouble is you had no clue that any pain-fighting properties could be attached. Or that those benefits can be SO powerful that, in some ways, they put drugs to shame.

This pain reliever won’t cost you a penny… You don’t have to lift a muscle to get it…

And there’s nothing to swallow, either.

Research reveals natural SOUNDS can help fight everyday aches and pains. Plus, this same “ear candy” can make you more resilient to pain, stress, and anxiety.

Heck, they reportedly can even boost cognitive performance.

Most of us enjoy certain natural sounds, such as the pitter-patter of rain, the rush of a mighty waterfall, or the lilting songs of birds. But how often do you stop and REALLY listen?

Well, if this study is any indication, maybe not often enough. Researchers found that folks who go out into nature and are more mindful of these sounds receive physical and mental benefits.

The soothing natural soundtrack eases pain and fights stress. And certain sounds may even deliver some very specific benefits.

Bird sounds, for example, can fight emotional stress. While flowing water can enhance positive emotions.

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking. Because it was MY reaction at first, too. You’re thinking this hippy-dippy idea seems far too woo to be true. Am I right?

I don’t blame you. If it were just one study, I’d still be skeptical myself. But I did some digging, and it’s not. Not by a long shot.

  • In 2014, a study out of Iran found that nature sounds over headphones eased pain during the 90 minutes the volunteers listened. Plus, those benefits stuck around for at least a half-hour after.
  • In 2015 researchers in Minnesota found nature sounds and soothing music can significantly ease pain after cardiovascular surgery.
  • Research in 2017 used an MRI to measure volunteers’ brain activity while they listened to natural and artificial sounds. Their brain connectivity showed an outward focus of attention when listening to the natural sounds. Plus, nervous system activity associated with relaxation increased.
  • Another study found listening to music during dental procedures significantly reduced pain and induced relaxation in children with low pain tolerances.

The overall benefits are modest, of course. We’re not talking about magically erasing major pain. After all, if it worked THAT well, none of us would ever feel pain when outside or listening to music.

But remember, many common painkillers… including powerful prescription meds… often FLUNK long-term studies on chronic pain.

Plus, they come with some serious side effects that can be nearly as bad as the pain itself.

In any case, the best approach to beating pain, especially the chronic variety, isn’t with a single strategy. A combination of methods is far more effective.

So, go ahead and step outside for a walk in nature (exercise is another proven way to ease pain).

And then, while you’re out there, be mindful of the birds and other natural sounds. Truly focus on them for some instant, free pain relief.

P.S. “Go Green” to SLASH everyday aches and pains.

Source:

Bauer BA, et al., “Effect of the combination of music and nature sounds on pain and anxiety in cardiac surgical patients: a randomized study.” Altern Ther Health Med. 11 Jul-Aug;17(4):16-23. PMID: 22314630.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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