Using visualation to heal low-back pain might sound like quackery, but when practiced regularly with intention and supported by belief, it can be nothing short of miraculous.
“INTELLIGENCE IS PRESENT EVERYWHERE IN OUR
BODIES…OUR OWN INNER INTELLIGENCE IS FAR
SUPERIOR TO ANY WE CAN TRY TO SUBSTITUTE FROM THE
OUTSIDE.”–Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Perhaps the most important step in this healing process is to get your head in the right place. You’ve taken the time to search for and read this post so that tells me you have the desire to heal naturally. Having desire to do something is important, but it is only a start. Believing at your very core that you can heal is critical to your success. There are ways that you can set yourself up to succeed or fail—this is true in life and in your quest to heal naturally, quickly and completely.
Everything begins with a thought
Your body has an innate intelligence—it wants to be healthy and it is constantly working towards homeostasis or balance. If your body is out of balance, there is the tendency to believe that you must look outside for answers. In some cases, you might need medical intervention; however, it is my sincere belief that when it comes to back pain, we can do great things with our minds. Now, I am not saying, as some physicians believe, that you can heal quickly and completely with your thoughts alone (though some may have experienced this), but I know firsthand how powerful healing thoughts can be.
It may be hard when you are frustrated and in pain to visualize your back as being healthy, but you must exercise mind control by shutting out negative thoughts and emotions. There are countless visualization techniques, but I will share my favorite and the one I used to heal my back in less than 30 days. I would awake in the morning and put the cloth ice pack under my spine—then I would take eight to 10 deep breaths to get totally relaxed. I would let all “clutter” in my mind drift away and then I would visualize myself doing something athletic—something that I enjoy very much. Usually I would visualize myself on the soccer field—playing well and totally pain free. Other times I would picture myself running on the beach with my back feeling strong and healthy. As these visions became clear in my mind, emotions would start to surge through my body—good feelings that I associate with doing the things I love. When you can actually “feel” what you are visualizing, you supercharge your ability to affect
positive change in your body.
If you have never practiced visualization or meditation, you might want to pick up a book on the subject. The above technique works very well and I found that 15 to 20 minutes each day provided great results. I still practice meditation and visualization today because it provides incredible benefits that go beyond healing.
Keep it positive
When you are in pain or feeling less than 100%, it is easy to get down and let negative thoughts creep in; however, it is really important to constantly give yourself positive feedback. Throughout the day and until you are completely healed, it is a good idea to be internally supportive of each positive step you take towards healing. Daily affirmations work wonders for keeping a positive mindset. I would tell myself silently several positive things throughout the day: “My back is healthy and strong and I am pain free”; “I am able to do all the activities I enjoy free from pain”; “My back is
completely healed and I feel amazing”. Affirmations are not for everyone, but when spoken or thought silently, they can help you create a positive mindset for healing—especially when the affirmations are supported by genuine belief.
The above is an excerpt from my free ebook, Natural Back Healing. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can do so here.