Pain management can only be taught on the strength of a doctor's referral and frequently in consultation with and supervision by him/her. There is good reason for this: pain is a symptom of something wrong in body and/or mind.
If the primary cause of the pain is physical, the client can be taught to induce analgesia or anesthesia in the painful area. In these situations it is usually adviseable to reduce the pain but not eliminate it. The residual discomfort reminds the client that there is a