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    Meditation and pain

    Post  Violet on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:14 pm

    If you suffer chronic pain, such as arthritis for example are there methods of meditating when the pain is at it's worse? I'm sure i've heard or read of a way where you kind of ride the waves of pain in a semi meditative state anyone heard of anything similar?



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    Post  Topaz on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:39 am

    I don't know of any specific methods that I have read, but I do suffer chronic pain and I can block it completely, but only for short periods as it wipes me out somehow. I sort of imagine the pain melting away into a pleasant warmth, whilst I'm in the meditation zone. It can deal with intense pain - I used it when I had my kids and managed with no pain relief.
    I suppose it's a form of self hypnosis, which is fine, just as long as I don't tell myself to cluck like a chicken
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:30 am

    I had an uncle who believed in meditation for pain.
    When he was in raf,he was stationed in India and was taught how to meditate to keep pain at bay.

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    Post  skye on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:04 pm

    I have found meditation relieves pain both during a session and for sometime afterwards. I liken it to a medium going on the podium to do a service, all signs of pain and discomfort seem to disappear. As soon as a service is over, the discomfort and pain returns.
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    Post  Violet on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:27 pm

    When he was in raf,he was stationed in India and was taught how to meditate to keep pain at bay.



    Was it the RAF who taught him this Joanie, or was he taught this by an Indian?



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    Post  Violet on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:28 pm

    Topaz wrote:I don't know of any specific methods that I have read, but I do suffer chronic pain and I can block it completely, but only for short periods as it wipes me out somehow. I sort of imagine the pain melting away into a pleasant warmth, whilst I'm in the meditation zone. It can deal with intense pain - I used it when I had my kids and managed with no pain relief.
    I suppose it's a form of self hypnosis, which is fine, just as long as I don't tell myself to cluck like a chicken



    That's good Topaz, even if it's just for short periods.



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    Post  Violet on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:31 pm

    skye wrote:I have found meditation relieves pain both during a session and for sometime afterwards. I liken it to a medium going on the podium to do a service, all signs of pain and discomfort seem to disappear. As soon as a service is over, the discomfort and pain returns.



    Yes i've heard that too about mediums on the podium.



    It must be good to keep the pain at bay for a while after too.



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