I saw this scientific article -- Learning to Accept Discomfort Could Help You Thrive -- on overcoming pain, discomfort and negative emotions. There is one part in the article which seems incredible:
painful exposed nerve in his tooth.....the dentist touched the tooth, my colleague felt bubbles of joy
While I understand the notion of using equanimity to overcome difficulties in life, I am rather curious about its ability to overcome physical pain.
Perhaps anyone who had practised equanimity in their meditation can share their experiences? Otherwise, any insights or theories on how this might work is equally appreciated, thanks!