Can meditation reduce pain ? Meditation for pain relief has been used by humans for hundreds of years. It is well known for relieving several types of pain.
Numerous studies have shown that meditation can help you get rid of pain without any side effects. Many researches claim that an hour of meditation training has the potential to dramatically reduce pain due to some changes in brain wave activity, blood flow, autonomic functions and neurotransmitters.
Meditation is still a vital mean in the process of healing. Beside its capacity as pain relief, you should consider to do meditation in order to help yourself to heal.
Meditation for pain relief reduces your sensitivity to pain and helps your body to relax, focusing on other things than thinking about present pain.
The main benefit of using meditation for pain relief is that it can help to keep you from having other types of pain relieving drugs and narcotics. Some pain relief drugs are harmful as they can lead to long term health problems and even addiction. Meditation can help patients to get rid of their nasty pain and also help patients to avoid pain relievers and drugs.
Meditation can help you divert your mind from feeling pain and helps you focus on other things. This way you will experience less pain and recover quickly. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, can help you cope with various mental and health problems, pain, and anxiety. Meditation allows you to focus on your breathing, diverting your mind from negative thoughts or experiencing sensations. Researchers claim that, during meditation, parts of the brain responsible for maintaining focus and processing emotions become more active, thus the person does not experience much pain.
Are you looking for some easy meditation techniques for pain relief ? Try some of the following meditation techniques:
Types of Meditation
According to Andrea J. Cohen, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Denver, meditation done on a regular basis can provide relief from body pain. While practicing walking meditation, you should focus only on your body movements. Use also guided imagery to help your cells to recover.
Mindfulness meditation is being seen as the best remedy for pain. The meditation technique for pain relief helps pacify bad thoughts, quiets and refreshes the mind. Researchers believe that there is an emotional component to pain. Focusing on your breath and staying in the present moment will help you divert your mind from the pain making it more manageable.
Mostly people who are suffering from arthritis can go for transcendental meditation. According to D. Edwards Smith, MD, rheumatologist in Fairfield, lowa, transcendental meditation can provide relief from flares. This type of meditation can be performed during morning and evening while sitting comfortably with closed eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes. While practicing this technique of meditation for pain relief, your mind and body will relax and you will feel refreshed again.
A recent study conducted by Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology, published in Pain Journal, states that deep, yogic breathing is an effective technique to reduce pain intensity, relax the mind and body, and ease chronic pain. Yogic breathing can calm the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, allowing the body to rejuvenate, relax, and heal itself.
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