Our last blog post discussed mindful meditation as a means to reduce chronic pain. This blog will further explain the benefits of this practice. If you have tried mediation before, you are already aware of the relaxation it provides.
Here are a few additional benefits of mindful meditation:
- Meditation can substantially reduce pain: Previously it has been thought that you could only see the benefits if you had a great deal of time to dedicate to meditation. This has since been shown to be untrue. Even if you only have 20 minutes per day, three days per week to dedicate to sessions, you can achieve results.
- Meditation can produce long lasting results: Those who meditate have shown to have an overall lessening of pain, even after the meditation is completed. This tells us that meditation may produce a lowered perception of pain overall.
- Mindful Meditation is much better than a simple distraction from pain: Interventions or distractions have been known to lower pain, meditation is more effective.
There are many different forms of meditation practices, and the right one for you may differ from someone else suffering from chronic pain. There is no right or wrong way to meditate and just a small investment of time in learning to meditate can bring you pain relief.
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