In our latest Insight, we post a wise letter from a reader, who gives Whitley some wonderful advice about his pain problem.

Among other things, he suggests that, "You might also try opening yourself to divine healing energy. The divine is always sending us healing energy as soon as our physical cells request it, but with our free will we may decline it, because it does not fit within our preconceptions or belief systems."
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Meditation actually HEALS by producing powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show, as well as to a wonderful talk with Echo’s interviewer, psychic medium Marla Frees). Nearly one in 3 Americans suffers from chronic pain, which costs more than $600 billion in medical bills every year (back pain alone coasts $90 billion). Rsearchers have found that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more gray matter than the brains of individuals in a control group.read more

What do you learn by looking at the spines of hundreds of Finnish twins? You discover that back pain is not just caused by exertion?it’s caused to a large extent by genetics. And if YOU have it, at least you can tell when it’s going to rain.

Researcher Javad Parvizi says you should believe your grandmother, friend or co-worker when they tell you it’s going to rain?even if it’s simply because their aching knees, hips, hands or shoulders “say so?When pressure in the environment changes, we know that the amount of fluid in the joint or the pressure inside the joint fluctuates with it. Individuals with arthritic joints feel these changes much more because they have less cartilage to provide cushioning.”
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Is that pain in your chest a heart attack or indigestion? You can’t treat it if you don’t know where it is. New research reveals that more areas of the brain than previously thought are involved in determining the location of pain.
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