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This Is How I Reduced Pain With My Mind

I was eight years old

Photo by Zulmaury Saavedra on Unsplash

The year I was eight I had to have a massive amount of dental work. When I was a few years younger, a case of scarlet fever turned into days of a high fever just as my molars were coming in. As a result, I would need giant fillings in most of those molars.

It was back in the ’60s and there was no such thing as a pediatric dentist. The only dentist…

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Ilana Rabinowitz

Ilana Rabinowitz

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Writing on health, and the mind-body connection. Author of Inside Therapy, an anthology about psychotherapy, and Mountains Are Mountains, about mindfulness.