I am a firm believer that we have the power to heal ourselves. I have developed a system for myself when my pain gets too high and I am able to help my brain shift into a place to release “happy hormones.” That system often includes classical music, funny movies or eating alone in a restaurant. I am not a scientist and i cannot really explain why these things help in different ways but they absolutely do (for me). I used to see a pain psychologist who suggested eating a meal alone out when my pain was too high because it stimulates the parasympathetic system (which, in turn, calms the sympathetic). I have used that many times, especially for RSD headache, and it helps me. Here’s an interesting article about self healing.