Meditation Relieves Pain

We knew that. Now we know a little more about how it does so.

The brains of zazen practitioners receive the incoming pain signals but do not “interpret” them as pain. At least, the brains of practitioners practicing zazen inside an fMRI scanner.

Mind Over Matter: Can Zen Meditation Help You Forget About Pain? – TIME Healthland

Wait! What’s that sound I hear coming from the Democratic side of the aisle? Sounds like “Oooommmmmm.”

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