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Pain [physical]

To the answer why is there pain?  The answer is simply that unless there was physical pain we would not know something was wrong with us.  It is an autonomic response, in that cells and organs in our body are simply signalling to our Mind to do something to alleviate what to them is a Threat.  The fact we may be unable to do anything is irrelevant to the cell or organ, all it knows is that it is being attacked and needs help and your mind is the commander of the ship they sail on.

One very specific response that you can produce to pain is to lie down, rest and let your Immune system fight the Threat as best it can. 

And sleep, if you can sleep, because during sleep the Immune system works at full tilt in repairing.  To try to continue operating when the body is sending you messages that it is sick, is not a clever move.  Go to bed for a month and sleep it out.

If the body realises that the Immune system has an uphill job on its hands, it will send out - eventually  - the body's own natural pain killers, Endorphins, but the wait can be diabolically long.

You do not help yourself if you destroy the receptors in your body that give you pain relief by using, at every slight opportunity, pain killers that bind to those receptors.  Taking co-codamol which has opioids in it, for example, will kill off your pain receptors over time as the body adjusts its receptor balance to cater for the ingested neurotransmitter.

Try to find the cause of the pain and tackle that.  Only use pain killers as a last resort.

If all else fails go to an opium den [no sorry, I'm joking - or maybe I'm not]

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