Relieving Pain Through Meditation WIth A MindSpa
I’ve had many emails from people who have successfully used meditation to help with pain relief. I thought that this topic might be of interest to people who hadn’t thought of using meditation with a MindSpa Meditation Machine in this way.
Recently, meditation has been medically shown to help with pain relief, even though it’s been used for this purpose for hundreds of years in the East. And, of course, meditation has the advantage that that it has none of the side effects that drugs and medication can bring. When you meditate, your body learns to relax and your mind starts to shift to things other than your pain.
According to a study from the University of Manchester non-meditators have greater pain sensitivity compared to people who meditate on a regular basis. And it’s not just during a meditation session that meditators are less sensitive to pain – this lower pain sensitivity applies at all times.
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
Many people take drugs to relieve pain. But some drugs can lead to addiction and other can have unpleasant side-effects. Meditation can provide a natural way of relieving pain that can help people cut down on their use of potentially harmful medication.
Meditation for pain relief also has the benefit of relieving the various responses that the body has to pain. When pain occurs in the body, the body usually responds with adrenaline and the fight or flight reflex. When you learn to use meditation to relax, the body can help manage these responses and, in turn, help to alleviate the pain.
Meditation can be combined with powerful visualisation techniques that move your focus away from the pain. This shift of attention can have a significant effect in reducing the pain you feel as well as giving you a more positive outlook on life.
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.
Using a MindSpa Meditation Machine or a more traditional meditation method can be a great help in relieving pain. It’s worth giving it a go. And as a bonus, it will bring many other benefits and guide you to a happier, healthier life.