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Even Beginners Can Curb Pain With Meditation | December 6, 2021

This from NPR:

Meditation has long been touted as a holistic approach to pain relief. And studies show that long-time meditators can tolerate quite a bit of pain.

Now researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found you don’t have to be a lifelong Buddhist monk to pull it off.

Novices were able to tame pain after just a few training sessions.

Sounds a bit mystical, we know, but researchers using a special type of brain imaging were also able to see changes in the brain activity of newbies. Their conclusion?

“A little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation,” says Fadel Zeidan, a neuroscientist and the study’s lead author. That finding’s a first, Zeidan says….

For the full story, go to:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/04/06/135146672/even-beginners-can-curb-pain-with-meditation?ft=1&f=100

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Meditation does help! I help in pain! It helps in sleep, too!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Toni Robison — December 6, 2021 @ 6:53 PM


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