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Meditation is Better than Morphine

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Meditation is Better than MorphineI came across an article this week that made me smile, and affirmed I am doing things that are very beneficial to my health.

According to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center‘s website:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 5, 2011 Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research published in the April 6 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.

“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, Ph.D., lead author of the study and post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“We found a big effect – about a 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 percent 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 percent.”

You can read the rest of the article here.

I often use meditation instead of, or in addition to, pain medication when I am having a rough day. And now medical science has proven its effectiveness! Yay!

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