Taking the Ouch Out
For the study the participants received a variety of electrical shocks. They discovered that after three daily meditation sessions focused on breathing all of the participants had noticeably less pain through the use of mindful meditation.
Other methods were tried as well. The participants were distracted, and asked to do complex math problems, or answer questions. But the clear winner was meditation. Most stated that they received relief after only a few sessions. Of course practicing over time will bring long term effects. You can download free mindful meditation similar to that used in the study by clicking HERE.
Just a friendly reminder that meditation is not a substitute for medical care by your health care provider.