Two Articles That Look At Meditation To Deal With Chronic Pain

3 Comments August 24, 2008 / Posted in Mindfulness
Dr. Robert Bonakdar, MD is the director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM) in San Diego. He has been a long time friend and associate at SCIM.  He has been a champion of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)  Here are two articles  in which he along with others  look at the impact of meditation and mindfulness when dealing with chronic pain.
Dealing with their pain through meditation, more and more chronic pain sufferers have been able to come to terms with their pain, diminish the intensity of their pain while using less medications, and experience more calm than they thought possible.  How Meditation Releases and Relieves Pain
In this next article people suffering from chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and migraines are being encouraged to use meditation as a method to manage their pain symptoms. 3 Chronic Pain Conditions That Can Be Relieved Through Meditation
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  1. HealingMindN said on August 25th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Actually, I’ve seen these case studies wherein emotional freedom techniques, an energy psychology discovered by Gary Craig, are more effective than simple mindfulness meditation. The person with the chronic ailment literally “taps” their way into a healing pattern by way of higher gauge symmetry of their energy meridians coupled with human intention of healing.

    The original purpose of meditation is spiritual cleansing and internal alchemy. There are all kinds of meditation, but mainly for human advancement.

    Yes, meditation can help with pain with the correct discipline and dedication, but pain sufferers may lack that sort of discipline.

    EFT is a much quicker fix that can eventually lead to disciplined meditation given the impetus.

  2. Richard said on September 20th, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Excellent resources! Thank you for these, I have just found your blog and it is very interesting.

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