Meditation is stronger than some painkillers
,,Just over an hour of meditation creates a powerful effect in reducing pain in the brain”
This is the first study to show that a little over an hour of meditation can dramatically reduce the experience of pain and the brain activity associated with pain, explains lead researcher Fadel Zeidan from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s.
” We found a large effect, about 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and 57 percent reduction in pain unpleasantness, added Zeidan ”.
Meditation has caused greater reduction in pain even more than morphine or other drugs to relieve pain, and they usually reduce the level of pain by about 25 percent.
For the study, groups of healthy volunteers were taken and they were people who had never meditated. It was attended by four 20-minute classes to learn a meditation technique which focused attention is essential.
It is essentially a form of careful attention, where people learn to think only about the breathing and its disturbing thoughts and emotions are put aside.
Both before and after meditation, the participants examined the brain activity using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging, which captures the processes in the brain that last longer, such as for example the meditation.
During these scans, a device that generates heat and thus causes pain, is set on the right leg on all the participants. This device for five minutes its warm up a small area of the skin of subjects to 50 degrees Celsius, the temperature that most people find painful.
Diagnostic images that were recorded after meditation, showed that the level of pain decreased with each participant, with the decline in the range of 11 and 93 percent, says Zeidan proudly.
After this study Reducing pain with Meditation become fact not just a research and i now days for many people become an everyday practice.