I have been a long-time integrative practitioner dating back to the 1970′s and have been using meditation practices for pain and stress since then. When my son was sick with cancer, I listened to the medical establishment and, at the same time, followed my instinct to investigate integrative practices. Even back then, I was using the power of imagery to help my son recover.
Integrative medical practices have also been called alternative medicine, collaborative medicine and adjunctive medicine. Over the past thirty years, it has been quite common in the treatment of cancer and other significant illness with both conventional and integrative medical practices.
I’ll have a lot to say about this field as time goes on because I am very passionate about people becoming their own advocates when it comes to healing. To get a small idea of my passion, check out my class on Mindfulness in Healing in San Anselmo, California.
Meditation Practices for Pain and Stress
This brings me to the main subject of this posting.
The Seattle Times reported recently that integrative methods involving meditation practices have helped reduce pain and stress in patients using them. This article by Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden is a fascinating read. The studies that they report on are becoming more and more common. They conclude with,
If you have chronic pain, anxiety, or stress in your life, cultivating a daily meditation practice is a great way to enhance your well-being, and it might also reduce your need for medication…
If you are new (or not) to meditation, sign up on the right for my mailing list and receive my seven day course on meditation practices. You can then apply the meditation practices for pain and stress in your life and probably will find them significantly reduced. Continue practicing for a minimum of twenty-one days to instill a new habit in your brain and nervous system.
Do you know anyone with pain and stress?
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