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How To: Reduce Chronic Pain in the Body

How To: Reduce Chronic Pain in the Body

 

Chronic pain can be quite debilitating but there’s one solution that is low in cost and can be done in your own home.  Meditation!  Clinical trials published in Psychology Today show that meditation can reduce the sensation of pain by 57% and that experienced meditators report a reduction as large as 90%.  Regular mindfulness meditation soothes brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that pain is no longer felt with the same intensity. People with chronic pain actually become more sensitive to pain as time wears on, but meditation can basically “turn down the pain volume” and bring freedom without unwanted side effects or chemical dependencies that many pharmaceutical pain killers cause! So start meditating today and eventually you’ll be in a pain free tomorrow!

Salud!
Claire

Herb Shoppe Internship Coordinator & Educator


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Claire Porter

Claire serves as Internship Coordinator and Educator for The Herb Shoppe, and loves sharing her passion for plants – from their chemical properties to their uses in salves and tea blends. She plans to continue exploring Oregon’s native ecosystems, teaching, crafting medicine and eventually publishing.

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I love it, Claire! There’s so much great research out there on mindfulness for chronic pain, led by Jon Kabat Zinn’s research. Thanks for posting.

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