Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain
A healthy person is the one whose body and mental health are both intact, and the person is not experiencing pain since everything is functioning normally. When the body is sick, the most common symptoms that manifest to alert the person is pain; it manifests in many places such as the joints and where the disease infests most. To deal with this pain, people seek medical attention from health workers who prescribe medicines that help ease it and make the person feel better. With mental health because of stress, it can lead to anxiety and depression, which are very dangerous when not checked. Treating this sickness requires help from counselors with experience on how to handle this situation that people find themselves in and cannot deal with them alone.
Chronic pain and depression affect people around the globe, and to ease their pain, they consume anti-depressants to help with the situation at hand. According to a study conducted in Oregon, where people have affordability, addiction, and medical care issues; they found out that mindful based meditation and yoga helped them cope with the situation. The study shows that at least 90 percent of the participants in this research showed improvements as they claimed that the pain reduced, and they were at peace since taking the mindful-based stress reduction course that uses yoga and meditation. This process helped them in the reduction of pain, change their moods, and improved the way they function to make them better at production. Most who partake in the course term the process successful, although it requires a commitment to work and help reduce the pain and stress.
The mindful-based stress reduction course is a course that takes about eight weeks and requires the participants to take part in meditation and yoga for the period to work. Yoga helps improve the body structure and the way it functions, which gives the body a faster chance to heal and the ultimate reduction in chronic pain. Meditation allows the participants to focus on the meaningful things in life that matter and makes them happy and let go of those that don’t matter, which leads to lower stress levels and depression. Chronic pain reduces abruptly since doctors always associate it with depression.
These researchers stay optimistic that the course will help more patients to cope with these health issues. They hope that patients can adopt a healthier way to solve them rather than consume anti-depressants, which are addictive.