Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Health Tips on Zen Meditation | Zen Meditation Reduce Pain
According to Universite de Montreal researchers, Its Ancient old practice that helps people gain mental, physical and emotional balance can keep pain at bay. According to a Psychosomatic Medicine study, Zen meditators have lower pain sensitivity both in and out of a meditative state compared to non-meditators.
According to a doctoral Grant student in the Department of Physiology "Slower breathing certainly coincided with reduced pain and may influence pain by keeping the body in a relaxed state. While previous studies have found that the emotional aspects of pain are influenced by meditation, we found that the sensation itself, as well as the emotional response, is different in meditators,"
The ultimate result is that Zen meditators experienced an 18 percent reduction in pain intensity