Meditation and Pain

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Mindfulness meditation can help a person with pain focus on the pain sensation—and this causes changes in both the subjective response to pain and the brain’s reaction to it, said Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, in an NCCIH video interview. Focusing on specific pain sensations—such as tingling, pressure, or heat—seems to diminish the emotional aspects of pain, and that helps people cope with the pain they’re experiencing.