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
November 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm
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.