Numerous research studies point to the fact that meditation can reduce chronic pain for patients who have not had success with other approaches, Dr. Yusuf Mosuro points out. He says that various types of daily meditation tend to help reduce stress, a key culprit in the pain paradigm.
Because almost every common type of meditation helps to relax the body and quiet the mind, there is an almost automatic reduction of stress as soon as a session begins, according to Dr. Yusuf Mosuro. He points out that studies on the effects of meditation are quite promising.
Meditation has been shown to increase the body’s tolerance for chronic pain, boost self-esteem, cut anxiety levels, help deal with depression and sometimes eliminate the need for certain medications, Dr. Yusuf Mosuro notes. People who regularly suffer from headaches, chest pain, stomach problems, and low-back pain have turned to meditation to, in many cases, successfully deal with their challenges.
One of the best things about meditation, according to Dr. Yusuf Mosuro, is that it involves no drugs, costs nothing, and can be safely done just about anywhere. Patients who use meditation on a daily basis often report that their pain has lessened considerably within just a few weeks of starting a program.
Decades of academic research have demonstrated the benefits of meditation for a wide range of medical problems; including the treatment of chronic pain, according to Dr. Yusuf Mosuro. He says that those studies are encouraging for many who cannot take any kind of drug for their pain, or who cannot treat their pain in any other way.
Meditation is “non-invasive” because it merely consists of sitting quietly and focusing the mind on either a word or phrase, or perhaps a serene place. Positive thoughts that follow a meditation session seem to last for at least several hours and in some cases many days.
While each person responds to meditation in a different way, according to Dr. Yusuf Mosuro, research indicates that a daily regimen of meditation is probably a smart way for some people to deal with chronic pain. Others use meditation as part of a multi-faceted approach to deal with pain, according to Dr. Yusuf Mosuro.
The mind can be a powerful tool in the battle against chronic pain for those patients who choose meditation as a weapon in their daily battle to lead normal, pain-free lives.