pain drain

pain drain,

n healing touch technique; practitioner holds one hand above an area of complaint until the pain recedes and then places the other hand near the area of relief. Used to alleviate acute and chronic pain symptoms.
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To be told City had won 1-0 helped the pain drain away much better than the morphine drip I was on - it was a bit dreamy.
Continuous pain drains a person physically, mentally and emotionally, and can make everyday activities difficult or impossible.