By Ivor Murray
A very effective way of reducing pain is to practice meditation. You can use a traditional meditation method, or a modern technique, such as using a MindSpa Meditation Machine.
Medical evidence is starting to emerge that shows that meditation can help with pain relief without the possible long-tern damage to health that medication may cause. Interestingly, meditation has been used for pain relief for hundreds of years in many countries in the Far East.
The University of Manchester has conducted a study that demonstrates that people who meditate experience lower sensitivity to pain than people who do not meditate. This lower pain sensitivity occurs both during meditation and when the meditators are not meditating.
Dr Christopher Brown says that it’s not known why meditation has this effect and he would like to investigate the subject in more detail. He feels it’s important to understand why meditators anticipate pain less and are able to tolerate pain more easily
One of the benefits of using meditation for pain relief is that it can help keep people from having to take pain relieving drugs that may have harmful side-effects. Some pain relief drugs can lead to addiction and can cause long term health problems. Meditation can provide pain relief that will help patients cut back on pain relievers and, in some cases, quit taking them altogether.
Pain can often result in stress hormones, such as adrenaline, flooding the body triggering the ‘fight or flight’ reflex. Meditation teaches your body to relax and manage this response which can help to reduce the pain.
Meditation works to focus the mind on places and feelings other than what you are feeling at the current moment and this also works to help lessen pain . The feelings of pain are more than physical, they are both emotional and mental. Meditation for pain relief works by taking the mind and focusing it on something other than the of pain within the body. This helps to diminish the perception of pain that is being felt.
Many people who suffer from pain have to deal with anxiety and elevated blood pressure as a result of the pain they are suffering. Often, the anxiety can actually increase the pain that they are feeling. Meditation helps to reduce the levels of anxiety and can help to bring down blood pressure as well.
If you are suffering from pain, using traditional meditation techniques, or more modern methods such as a MindSpa Meditation Machine, is definitely worth while. As well as helping with your pain, it will also bring a much beter sense of physical, emotional and psychological well-being.
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