Depression and anxiety associated with chronic pain
Patients who experience chronic pain have a higher incidence of chronic depression and anxiety, which can sometimes be disabling. Regular practice of QuietPath meditation helps by reducing anxiety, depression, and pain. It’s important to recognize that pain, anxiety, and depression are all brain- or neurologically-related experiences. During meditation, more coherence gets generated in the brain, as measured by brain-wave frequencies. The whole brain becomes more balanced, and this is reflected in more happiness, less stress, and reduced tendency for anxiety, depression, and pain.
Reduced use of (and need for) medications
Many people have found that meditation helps reduce the need for medication. This is significant, because chronic pain is a huge problem in America today. Chronic pain clinics typically treat with strong medications such as morphine, and many sufferers become addicted. Pain medications can affect cognition, making it difficult to concentrate, and can even cause memory impairment. QuietPath meditation is the opposite, as it reduces the perception and anticipation of pain without negative side effects. With continued meditation practice, symptoms of anxiety and depression lessen considerably and can even disappear, while concentration and memory improve, resulting in greater alertness and efficiency in action.