Ok, I'm seeing a new acupuncturist and she asked me the other day if I meditate and I said YES, but do lapse with this process, so I'm concentrating more on doing meditation daily. She asked me what meditation process I use and I said "silent mediation and/or using a mantra that I repeat in my mind over and over.... What we feed our brain is what we get...we feed it negative, we get negative....I'm convinced of this... So we changed my mantra to PainFree, PainFree, PainFree etc.....this tells the brain to be painfree.....this can help and certainly does not hurt. One could even do this with Energy, Energy, Energy.....re-program the brain and who knows....again it cannot hurt...and could help.... Words are so important and the more negative, the more negative our body will be.....Also, I do not like to OWN FM, OA and the stuff I "deal" with, so use I deal with or am challenged with, etc...... Just some tips, and Meditation is very very very helpful......jam PS: This does not take away from all else I do, but programming the brain in a more positive way. We can go a step further, as we go thru our days, use these words in your sub-conscious mind.....keep PainFree in the front of the brain/mind.