Meditation Techniques

Integrative Medicine: Meditation Can Relieve Pain, Stress


What you focus on in your mind can actually change your brain matter. Those are the findings of two recent studies that have been done on the effects of meditation on the brain. The connection between the thoughts and the pain is strong and if it can be modified without drugs that would be a wonderful treatment.

“Meditation can also lead to a reduction in the area of the brain that is associated with pain and stress. In other words, we can literally change our brain by what we focus on. And you don’t have to be an expert at this in order to benefit.”

In fact, there’s a new field of inquiry known as contemplative neuroscience, which is the study of how the brain physically changes when people meditate. This area of science has exploded in the past 10 years, especially with the development of ...

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It is wonderful to finally see doctors giving meditation advice instead of prescription advice . And when meditation is combined with yoga the improvement is even more noticeable. Yoga is a physical activity that can be modified for each persons level of ability.

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