People in pain usually crawl into the foetal position as it helps to reduce physical pain and psychological pain like a bad news or stress. But have you wondered why the pain eases?
Relief experienced in foetal position can be explained via mental and a physiological reasons, said Dr. Bob Adams, sports medicine specialist, who called the position as 'natural defensive posture'. Outside Online stated that mental reason relates to the womb, as it was here that we first felt warm and safe, reported News.com.au.
Adams while giving the physiological reason explained that curling up during pain helps your body to relax the skeletal muscles by hindering their movement in the belly. Both the reasons support the same thesis that curling up reduces physical as well as psychological pain.
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