Meditation reduces the feeling of pain – WDDTY

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Disentangling self from pain: mindfulness meditation-induced pain relief.

Mindfulness meditation can help reduce pain intensity by as much as 32%.

They key is in not associating with the pain, but instead observing it as if it was happening to someone else, say researchers from the University of California at San Diego.

“For many people struggling with chronic pain, what often affects their quality of life most is not the pain itself but the mental suffering and frustration that comes with it,” said lead researcher Fadel Zeidan.

Functional-MRI confirmed how neural plasticity changes how & where pain signals are processed as a result of mindfulness meditation.


Meditation reduces the feeling of pain – WDDTY

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