Meditation For Pain: How Often Should You Meditate
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has found that three 20-minute sessions of meditation are sufficient to reduce the perception of pain at https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-11/uonc-ssb110909.php.
Additionally, Brown University research (https://news.brown.edu/articles/2013/02/mindfulness) has found meditation can change how the brain functions, thus reducing pain perception. This, for chronic pain patients, is life changing.
In addition to the links provided above, there are a wide variety of websites and apps on offer that can guide you through a variety of different types of meditation.
Whether you are looking to control your stress levels or depression to help relieve your chronic pain, or you’re simply targeting the pain itself, there is a solution for you.
Because there are a variety of meditation types you can try the different options to find the one that is most effective for you and your condition.
You don’t have to continue relying on prescription painkillers just to get through your day, you can take back control of your life and start to enjoy it again.
Quite simply, meditation can be used for pain relief and has already been used for hundreds of years. The studies may only be recent, but the results are clear – it is known to relieve several types of pain.
One of the reasons meditation is becoming so popular in pain relief is because there are no side effects. Unless, of course, you count stress reduction a side effect. If so, then there are side effects and they are great.
Perhaps the most heartening outcome of the research studies that have been carried out is how dramatic the results are even for those just starting out. Meditation impacts the activity of brain waves, as well as blood flow, and the functions of neurotransmitters.
In addition to its ability to serve as a pain reliever, it can improve your mental health. You can’t be well in your body when you are not well in your mind, so meditation improving your mental health can improve your body’s capacity to heal.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, meditation means saying goodbye to painkillers, though you can keep them on hand for the most painful bouts of pain.
You can forget opioids and narcotics and rely on meditation to shift your focus away from the pain and on relaxation and healing. As mentioned above opioids are dangerous and can be addictive.
That isn’t even addressing the many side effects that accompany them and the other issues that present through those. While medication is effective in reducing your pain, it isn’t a long-term solution for chronic pain sufferers.
Meditation is effective in diverting your mind away from the feelings of pain and allowing to refocus your brain to other things. This brain diversion allows you to recover quickly and experience duller pain.
It can also help you address mental health issues. Through focusing on your breathing, you learn to dismiss negative thoughts and sensations and refocus your mind to positive, comforting thoughts.
According to researchers, this is because while you meditate the area of your brain that is responsible for processing emotions and maintaining focus becomes more active. This means your pain levels drop.
With very little time required for meditation, anyone who suffers from chronic pain should try out one of the guided sessions mentioned above and see what a difference just 10 minutes can make.
You can learn much more here about using meditation and other alternative health remedies in my online guide https://www.discoveryhub.net/how-to-improve-pain-management.html
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