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Meditation Techniques Used As Pain Treatment Alternatives

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People are turning to meditation techniques and other alternatives to treat their chronic pain

There are 74 million people suffering chronic pain in the US.  Meditation techniques, acupuncture, herbal treatments and other alternatives are being eagerly explored by many medical practitioners.

The evolving field of pain management is looking beyond pain killer drugs like morphine and Oxycontin because of the serious side effects and addiction problems associated with standard treatments for chronic pain.

Meditation Techniques For Pain Management

Desperate pain victims are turning to complementary and alternative medicine — acupuncture, meditation, mineral baths, yoga and other treatments.Four out of 10 adults used complementary and alternative medicine therapy in 2007 — mostly natural products and deep breathing exercises — according to the most recent National Health Interview Survey released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pain treatment was one of the most common reasons people used complementary and alternative medicine, according to the study.  Read the original story here

Do you know anyone who has used various meditation techniques as a treatment for pain?  What did they use, TM, mindfulness meditation, vipassana, or some other technique?

Have you ever used meditation to alleviate your pain?

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