Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Break The Stress Spiral Of Chronic Pain And Give Meditation A Try

Today's short post from (see link below) may or may not convince you about meditation as a pain relief but the point of the article is that it will do no harm to give it a try. This requires an open mind as to the possibilities that it might work - something I personally find difficult when the nerve pain is at its worst. However, the basis of meditation is relaxation and you all probably know that if you can take a few deep breaths and relax, then the pain certainly seems to be less invasive. There are thousands of sites on the internet showing you how to meditate but it does require a bit of self-discipline and as I open mind. During any given day with neuropathy symptoms, you realise that there comes a point when you're so stressed and tense that nothing seems to help. At that point we often reach for another pain pill but learning how to relax and let the tension fade (however fleetingly) away must be something we should at least explore. If it's not for you then it's not for you but you lose nothing by giving it a go.

Looking for a Home Treatment for Chronic Neuropathic Pain? Reasons to Give Meditation a Try
by Editor | Feb 8, 2018

Could Meditation be an Effective Home Treatment for Chronic Neuropathic Pain?

Meditation is a free wellness tool that you can use anytime and anywhere. And it’s not as complicated as you might think.

It might surprise you to hear that meditation can be an effective home treatment for chronic neuropathic pain. Maybe it doesn’t seem like something that would be an accepted neuropathy treatment, like medications or other traditional approaches to chronic pain.

In fact, there is a type of meditation that is actually considered to be evidence-based. In other words, multiple studies have looked at this method and seen positive results for chronic pain. A program called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been used in many renowned hospitals and medical centers, incorporating a type of mindfulness meditation that focuses on noticing thoughts and sensations without judgment.

There are books and tapes available about this program, but you don’t even need that kind of specialized training to begin using meditation for wellness on your own. All you need is to understand why mindfulness meditation works with chronic pain.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, who developed this evidence-based program, says that when we have chronic pain, there are two things that make us suffer: the physical pain itself, and our thoughts and emotions about the pain that intensify what we are feeling. Our story about the awfulness or unbearableness of the pain builds a layer of tension around it, like wearing a shirt with a collar that’s too tight.

Meditation lets us change the way we feel ABOUT the pain, so that we can be more relaxed and accepting of it. That way, we can experience peacefulness even when physical pain is present.

Those are the reasons why meditation can be an effective home treatment for chronic neuropathic pain. Soon, we’ll discuss some different ways to meditate and how you can find the method that works best for you.

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