Meditation for

Chronic Pain

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Do you suffer from chronic pain? For many people, conventional medication offers a disappointingly incomprehensive response to the challenges of living with chronic pain, and in certain cases its use over the long term can become problematic. Meditation is a sustainable source of natural pain relief and can give you another tool for managing pain, which can be easily incorporated alongside other treatments if this works best for you.

Beeja meditation for chronic pain helps bring the body into a healthy state of balance, providing a natural way of coping with pain and allowing us live life to the full.

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  • The problem

    Life with chronic pain can be extremely challenging. 

    Often an “invisible illness”, chronic pain can have a knock-on effect in our relationships, careers and ability to enjoy life, but despite this it is still often underestimated by wider society. 

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the experience of chronic pain can lead to attendent feelings of depression and anxiety, and it appears that pharmaceuticals - although valuable in some cases - aren’t a holistic solution. 

    According to BBC News, GPs in England prescribed 23.8 million opioid-based painkillers in 2017, the equivalent of 2,700 items every hour. This demonstrates both the widespread nature of pain amongst our population, and our over reliance on opioid medication (which has high addiction potential) to solve it. 

    Another study into low-back pain discovered that this extremely common issue is mistreated on a global scale - including the use of unnecessary surgery and dangerously addictive painkillers. 

  • How it affects you

    While chronic may be the result of a injury or illness, in some cases there is no clear source. Whatever the cause, the experience of long-term pain is an arduous one - and it is something that both creates and is worsened by stress.

    Stress is an acute aggravator of pain, affecting how we process the pain response. 

    Chronic intermittent stress affects the source, transmission and interpretation of pain, and as a result, intensifies the sensation and in many cases causes it too.

    Whenever we get stressed or have programmed a degree of stressful alertness into our system, the amygdala becomes over-activated and starts releasing all sorts of neurotransmitters that are responsible for the sensation of anxiety. 

    This anxiety then bleeds into a hypersensitivity to all potential threats and maladies, and the brain starts interpreting everything as being more dangerous than it probably is, and thus, we have stress-induced hyperalgesia (sensitivity to pain).

    Luckily, this is something that meditation can help with.

  • How can Beeja help?

    When we use meditation for chronic pain, the amygdala and the nervous system are brought back into a more healthy state of balance. 

    This allows us to stop interpreting our pain in such a negative way, and the result is, we feel an awful lot more comfortable, both physically and emotionally.

    The deep rest gained from Beeja meditation means our systems are less strained and are able to function more naturally, which means immune system starts responding more correctly, and the cellular repair function is no longer inhibited. The result is effective alternative pain relief.

    The production of naturally occurring opioids reaches more optimum levels, the receptors get cleaned out so that they can fully receive this welcome release, and we are thus able to take advantage of a far more sustainable and superior way of self-medicating.

    Our naturally occurring opioids are three times more effective than morphine at diminishing the sense of pain, and unlike the external medicinal substitutes, they don’t come with side effects that compromise our ability to function.

    In addition, meditation will also offset any cognitive impairment that may arise in tandem with chronic pain sensations by bringing greater functioning to all aspects of the brain, including short-term memory, long-term memory and learning functions.

    Gentle exercise can be very effective in reducing chronic pain, but unfortunately being in pain can make the idea of moving at all highly unattractive. 

    Meditation can bring you to the point of comfort which allows you to embrace other self-help techniques, and make your experience of pain far more manageable. 

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  • Reviews

    Karen, Pilates teacher, Brighton

    When we use meditation for chronic pain, the amygdala and the nervous system are brought back into a more healthy state of balance.  This allows us to stop interpreting our pain in such a negative way, and the result is, we feel an awful lot more comfortable, both physically and emotionally. The deep rest gained from Beeja meditation means our systems are less strained and are able to function more naturally, which means immune system starts responding more correctly, and the cellular repair function is no longer inhibited. The result is effective alternative pain relief. The production of naturally occurring opioids reaches more optimum levels, the receptors get cleaned out so that they can fully receive this welcome release, and we are thus able to take advantage of a far more sustainable and superior way of self-medicating. Our naturally occurring opioids are three times more effective than morphine at diminishing the sense of pain, and unlike the external medicinal substitutes, they don’t come with side effects that compromise our ability to function. In addition, meditation will also offset any cognitive impairment that may arise in tandem with chronic pain sensations by bringing greater functioning to all aspects of the brain, including short-term memory, long-term memory and learning functions. Gentle exercise can be very effective in reducing chronic pain, but unfortunately being in pain can make the idea of moving at all highly unattractive.  Meditation can bring you to the point of comfort which allows you to embrace other self-help techniques, and make your experience of pain far more manageable. 

    Dan, Plumber, Brighton

    Beeja meditation had an instant massive impact on my life. I’m more productive at home and at work and I’m a better dad. My energy levels are up. I’ve gone from a night owl to a morning person without trying. My headaches and migraines are gone. We are all benefiting from a more harmonious household. I have more creative ideas, empathy, patience and my stress management has greatly improved. I feel inspired to build a community.

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“Meditation produces real effects in the brain and can provide an effective way for people to substantially reduce their pain without medications"

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