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Re: Pain and coping skills (meditation? Mindfulness?)
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 03:51:55 pm »
Would any of you be willing to recommend any online guided meditation videos? I've done quite a bit of research on this (or it seems like I have.) And since I don't really know who is a "good" teacher and who isn't, I'd appreciate a recommendation or 2. Thanks!

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Re: Pain and coping skills (meditation? Mindfulness?)
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 08:35:54 pm »
To all:
I am interested in learning ways of dealing with occasional physical pain in a better way. Is daily meditation/mindfulness the way to do this?  I get occasional tension headaches.

Hi, librarian.

Suggest you begin with your personal physician to eliminate any physiological causes, which might be crippling or life threatening.  Tumors are an example which immediately comes to mind.  There are also vascular issues, which may be at the root of  your pain experiences.


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But I also have older relatives who have daily physical pain and sleep all day.


This is another reason to investigate through your physician as your problem may be related to genetic issues, which should be investigated as well.  Problems such as high blood pressure, which can result in strokes or embolisms also seem to run in families.

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I want to be able to cope with any future pain issues in a more effective way.
I took a Buddhist meditation class about a week ago.
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions!

Once you have eliminated any underlying physical causes, then continuing with meditation practice makes sense.  Here are a few links to  meditation techniques, which you can certainly investigate and practice:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/guided.html

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/ariyadhamma/bl115.html

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/silananda/bl137.html



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Re: Pain and coping skills (meditation? Mindfulness?)
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2018, 10:38:03 am »
To Ron-the-elder,
Thank you for the meditation links. Much appreciated.
Regarding consulting a physician, I have already done so. I've had 2 sinus surgeries over 6 years. The only thing that's "wrong" with me is anxiety, which causes headaches. These aren't headaches on a daily basis. Usually weekly (or twice weekly.)
But your point is spot on and your concern is appreciated.
And thanks again for the meditation URLs.

Best,

Librarian11111

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Re: Pain and coping skills (meditation? Mindfulness?)
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 11:36:34 pm »
 :r4wheel:

Pain is known as unpleasant energy or sensation..

So the best way to get rid of pain is to use accupressure techniques

Or follow this simple philosophy..

Pain only happens when energy centers have a build up of energy or knotted or prevented energy..

So therefore the best way to prevent pain is to just let go and go with the flow of energy.. allow your self to breath comfortably and let the chi pass through your body and let the life force heal you
Freedom reigns over everything!

 


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