A recent method of pain management developed by Dahn Yoga and Brain Education founder Ilchi Lee gives practitioners this sense of control. It expands on the “shaking medicine” of shamans and the healing powers of meditation and music. Called Brain Wave Vibration, its simplest form involves shaking the head while focusing on the center of the head cavity. As tension in the head and neck relaxes, the vibrations created by the shaking travel down to the shoulders and then to the rest of the body. While moving their body, it’s important for practitioners to follow their own internal, natural rhythm in order to create a stronger connection between mind and body.
It’s often thought by many holistic healthcare providers that a strong mind-body connection helps natural healing to take place more readily in body and mind. In the case of Brain Wave Vibration, the vibrations created help reduce or eliminate mind chatter and increase focus—like a moving meditation. With extraneous thoughts out of the way, the brain can better pay attention to the body.
Anecdotal evidence about Brain Wave Vibration has indicated that keeping a goal in one’s mind while doing the technique helps with that goal’s achievement. As Patrick Ruz demonstrated, focusing on the pain while keeping thoughts of healing in the mind and moving the body instinctively helps relieve or eliminate pain.
Besides eliminating pain, Brain Wave Vibration has the added benefit of lightening your mood, relaxing your body, and bringing you inner peace. Using that or other simple methods of pain management you can do on your own will enable you to take control of your pain and your health without as much reliance on medication.