Arthritis Foundation Recommends Mindfulness And Meditation To Combat Arthritis Pain
(EMAILWIRE.COM, March 25, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- Meditation is one of the most popular self-healing methods practiced by many people around the world. It is believed to significantly help individuals get rid of stress and maintain peace of mind. Now, it seems that arthritis patients too can take advantage of meditation.
The Arthritis Foundation has recommended mindfulness and meditation to help combat arthritis pain. According to the organization, sufferers should take time to stop, think, breathe and focus on their psychological and physical state. Some experts believe that this can help fight aching joints and chronic pain.
"There are quite a variety of meditation therapies available nowadays. Basic meditation has long been the subject of several studies for the management of arthritis pain." said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to renowned deep muscle therapist, Zen Buddhist priest and meditation expert, Andrea Minick Rudolph, people don't choose to have arthritis, but they do have a choice when it comes to responding to it and coping with it in a positive way. Rudolph practices meditation on a daily basis and is training others to use the therapy in order to cope with their arthritis pain.
Rudolph believes that patients should not let pain define their lives. Instead, she says, they have to believe in their ability to change how they see pain and relate to it. It is a simple practice of mindfulness and individuals can use it to change their feelings and thoughts around pain.
"Meditation is a type of mind-body practice that utilizes contemplative thought and techniques in relaxation. It is designed to ease pain, anxiety and stress. According to statistics, there are over 20 million individuals in the United States who practice meditation," added O'Sullivan.
Experts at the Arthritis Foundation have provided meditation techniques for arthritis patients on the website. Among these techniques are deep-breathing exercises, cognitive-behavioral therapy, body scanning, yoga-based meditation, chanting, guided imagery and contemplative walking.
Emergency medicine doctor Steven Rosenzweig, MD, studies the benefits of meditation and believes that there are three ways that it can help patients with chronic pain. One is that it can potentially lower the pain intensity among patients. It is also thought to place the cycles of pain escalation in moderation and make pain less intrusive on the thoughts or life of patients.
Meditation is believed to be effective in helping arthritis patients realize that pain is just a portion of their experience of life. Many arthritis sufferers also consume curcumin supplements in an effort to reduce joint pain. They believe that the natural supplement is a safer alternative to pharmaceutical drugs (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/).
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