Brief Training In Meditation May Help Manage Pain, Study Shows

Living with pain is stressful, but a surprisingly short investment of time in mental training can help you cope.

A new study examining the perception of pain and the effects of various mental training techniques has found that relatively short and simple mindfulness meditation training can have a significant positive effect on pain management.

Though pain research during the past decade has shown that extensive meditation training can have a positive effect in reducing a person’s awareness and sensitivity to pain, the effort, time commitment, and financial obligations required has made the treatment not practical for many patients. Now, a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte shows that a single hour of training spread out over a three day period can produce the same kind of analgesic effect.

Science Daily: Brief Training In Meditation May Help Manage Pain, Study Shows

1 Comment

  1. Like many foundation skills, one can spend a life-time practicing, but an hour of the right instruction is certainly enough to allow people to up their alphawave production and at least partially dampen most types of pain.

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