Lately, I have been reading a lot of articles about how to help combat my chronic pain. What a lot of them say is to do mindful meditation. This is usually in conjunction with a functional restoration program.
I found a functional restoration program that wanted 6 hours a day for 5 days a week. Jeez. If i could do anything for 6 hours a day, I wouldn't be in this mess.
However, I did think that it would be a good idea to try the meditation portion of the program.
Therefore, I went to the Audible store, and with my Audible coupon, I picked up 2 meditation books. I'm really looking forward to seeing if they have any effect on my pain. It is supposed to help you relax, and decreased stress is supposed to help with reducing pain under the premise that stress increases your pain. There was a lot of talk in the articles I read that meditation will also help reroute all my failing neural connections in my brain that is having an over response to normal stimuli and telling me that it is pain.
Brain! Stop it!
I hope these books help. I'll let you know how it goes.
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