MIND-BODY Pain Relief Program

The Mind-Body Pain Relief Program

Guided Pain Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs!

A report from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center states that meditation can be more effective than morphine. “This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation,” said Fadel Zeidan, PhD, lead author of the study and post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “We found a big effect – about a 40 per cent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 per cent reduction in pain unpleasantness. Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs, which typically reduce pain ratings by about 25 per cent.”

Studies (Mills, 1981; Kabat-Zinn, 1985; Harmon, 1999) demonstrate that by doing only 20 minutes-a-day of a Guided Pain Relief Meditation Technique, over a five-week period showed significant improvement for:

            • A higher tolerance to pain
            • Decreased anxiety, stress and depression
            • Increased activity levels
            • Decreased use of pain-related medications
            • Increased levels of self-esteem

The meditative technique called mindfulness meditation, has been successfully used in treatment programs to reduce pain and improve mood in patients with chronic pain from a variety of conditions, including facial pain, coronary and non coronary chest pain, gastrointestinal pain, low back, neck and shoulder pain and headache (Kabat-Zinn, 1982).

The mind is the most powerful pharmaceutical factory on earth. We need to learn how to tap-into it. This program utilizes mind-to-body pain relief techniques, that helps the user tap into his or her own inner resources to better manage the pain.

This is an easy-to-use, three-week mind-to-body-pain relief program that works! it is a compilation of the experience of many persons suffering from acute or chronic pain. The program is aimed at encouraging those who are experiencing pain to look at it from a new perspective and to realize that they have vast inner resources upon which they can rely to cope with it. If mental and emotional states can make you ill…. they can also make you well! Mind-to-body mechanisms can trigger within us relaxation responses and the release of “endorphins” — the body’s natural morphine.