How to Manage Your Pain Through Meditation: Meditation Techniques to Reduce Pain

Pain can be broadly classified into two categories: acute and chronic. Type of pain you experience due of injury or disease and that lasts for a short time ( a couple of days or few weeks at most) is acute pain. Chronic pain on the other hand is the type of pain that troubles for an extended period of time. The most common way to manage pain is through pain killers. However, if you have chronic pain and if you are using pain killers for a long time, you might be addicted to the prescription drugs. Using prescription drugs for a long time has many negative effects.

Meditation is basically a technique to manage psychological, emotional, mental problems as well as reach higher level of awareness. However, meditation can also be very effective in the treatment of physical disorders. Studies have suggested that meditation is very useful in chronic pain management. Research on Mindfulness meditation has shown that mindfulness meditation has positive effects on people suffering from chronic back pain, spinal injury, herniated disc, fibromyalgia and migraines. Mindfulness meditation has been found to increase pain tolerance level in the people suffering from chronic pain.

Meditation Techniques to Manage Pain

Mindfulness Meditation

Just like the word mindful refers, Mindfulness Meditation is a kind of meditation method where you are required to become aware of who you are without being involved with the emotions, feelings, sensations arising inside you and the situations outside you.

As mentioned above, Mindfulness meditation has shown to be very effective in managing chronic pain. Since the meditation method requires you to meditate on your inner self without being involved with your sensations and situations, your pain tolerance level will substantially increase. Instead of seeking way out from the intolerable pain, we will learn to love with the pain. Thus ending our pain and suffering.

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana Meditation, the Buddhist meditation system, was lost for thousands of years until Burmese monk Sayagyi U Ba Khin rediscovered it. Satya Narayan Goyenka learned Vipassana meditation from Sayagyi U Ba Khin than established a non-profit organization to promote Vipassana Meditation. When Satya Narayan Goyenka went to Sayagyi U Ba Khin, he was suffering from migraine and wanted a solution to his pain. After doing Vipassana Meditation for sometime, Goyenka discovered this his pain vanished. If you are suffering from chronic pain, find a Vipassana Center and do Vipassana Meditation. Unlike other meditation methods, where you have to spend money to learn meditation, Vipassana Meditation centers offer a 10 day free residential meditation program.

26 Comments

  1. Techniques to Reduce Pain by Through Meditation
    Thank you for your wonderful article, and for this valuable information

  2. Very good meditation technique. Thanx

  3. Thank you for this from today i do regular meditation thank you for information

  4. Great, health is wealth.

  5. There is a number of ways to prevent yourself from various pains. One of them is meditation. Meditation includes different methods like yoga, Ayurveda and astrology. It is said that the person who is fond of these three tools can easily get rid of tensions and pains.

  6. This article is very helpfull for relief of pain by doing meditation

  7. I think this is the nice way to remove pain by meditation. I like this way. Thanks

  8. Nice post. Got to know more knowledge about the importance of meditation and all. Thanks alot.

  9. As someone who lives in regular physical pain, I can say meditation does help.

  10. Very useful and helpful article,quite informative indeed

  11. I do agree. Meditation really helps in conquering pain.

  12. Thanks. This article truly helps.

  13. Thank you for this post. learned a lot about how meditation would reduce our pain. Loved it.

  14. Thanks a lot. Learned how meditation could reduce our pain. Really a helpful article. Luved it.

  15. Gotta try this to relieve my back pain, thanks for the info

  16. thanks for your article and for useful information . i have tried meditation many times before . it is very amazing method to heal from the pain of all the day . it had many techniques . i will recomend your article for my friends . thanks a lot .

  17. Very helpful post for the people who believe in self-hypnosis. Will highly recommend people to visit this post.
    Thanks

  18. very helpful information about pain reducing by meditation ……

  19. Thanks for sharing such an interesting and informative article. I learnt a lot from this website.
    These meditation techniques are very useful.

  20. Very important information and tips for Manage Pain Through Meditation, thank you for sharing.

  21. This has always been my everyday activity. Meditation is helpful and good for the soul. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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