Can Meditation Help Those Who Deal With Chronic Pain?

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At the International Center for Nutritional Research, we believe in the power of natural medicine and alternative treatments. After all, because many commercial products and regular treatments focus on only the symptoms and not on underlying causes, it’s impossible to get to the root issue. Luckily, there are many options available, and our goal is to help you find the treatment that works best for you.

Everyone is different, and that means that instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness, it’s important to consider your choices. That’s why in today’s post, we’ll be taking a look at meditation and what it can do to help people who suffer from chronic pain. Keep reading to learn more, and if you need personalized help, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Managing Your Pain With Meditation

In this day and age, it seems that the first approach many doctors take is to write a prescription. For those looking for an alternative treatment, meditation may be the perfect solution. Can it solve every problem? No, but according to a variety of studies, it can help to reduce your pain significantly.

In fact, according to a recent article in The Atlantic, “As knowledge of the nervous system has expanded and technology allowing scientists to visualize the nervous system has advanced, the last five to 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of studies focusing on how meditation works.” The results? One study “showed an approximately 40 percent reduction in pain intensity ratings during meditation when compared with non-meditation.” The best part is that even beginners seem to experience some relief from pain.

Although there are many different types of meditation that a person can try, the important thing seems simply to be choosing one, learning about it, and sticking with it for awhile. For many beginners, meditating can be difficult. There are many distractions to deal with both mentally and physically, and getting relaxed and settled can feel strange. Thankfully, like many things in life, the more you practice, the easier it becomes.

Finding the Combination That’s Right For You

At the International Center for Nutritional Research, Dr. Smith integrates a variety of different health care specialties, utilizing a broad spectrum of knowledge to help patients determine the approach that is right for them. As we mentioned above, everyone is different — and that means that finding a personalized treatment can make all the difference in the world. For some, it’s a combination of meditation, therapy, and relaxation. For others, it’s meditation, supplements, and regular consultations with a doctor. 

The truth is that there are many different ways to approach chronic pain. In fact, Dr. Smith’s book Alternative Treatments for Conquering Chronic Pain: Breakthroughs in Chronic Pain Therapy contains over 300 pages with 70 patient case summaries highlighting the benefits of choosing a complementary total body approach. Dr. Smith’s philosophy for treating pain focuses on non-invasive approaches that include correcting nutritional deficiencies, craniosacral manipulation, soft helium neon laser, microcurrent stimulation, dental orthopedics and orthodontics, myofascial release techniques, biocompatible dental materials, balancing body pH, eliminating carbohydrate intolerance, detoxification, acupuncture, and other natural approaches. In other words, it is a comprehensive method, ensuring that no approach is left out of consideration. The end result is a customized treatment plan that works best for your specific needs.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Smith Today

No matter where you are in the world, the International Center for Nutritional Research can help you to take steps towards making your chronic pain a thing of the past. Working with a holistic medical doctor has a number of benefits, and getting started is as easy as scheduling your personal telephone consultation. Each consultation with Dr. Smith focuses on providing patients with a comprehensive assessment of specific symptoms and concerns. We are proud to utilize the latest technologies to ensure that we get a full picture of what is going on with your body. Of course, Dr. Smith also uses the knowledge gained from clinical research around the world.

With over five decades of clinical experience, Dr. Smith seeks to help patients determine the underlying causes of what’s going on rather than providing medications that only address the symptoms. By looking at cranial distortions, dental abnormalities, structural distortions of the spine, nutritional deficiencies, and psychological stressors, Dr. Smith is able to provide a comprehensive evaluation that’s designed to reverse bodily imbalances and leave you feeling better than you have in years.

Learn more about the International Center for Nutritional Research, take a look at our products, view Dr. Smith’s upcoming seminars, and read testimonials left by Dr. Smith’s patients. Ready to get started making your pain a thing of the past? We’re here to help, so contact us today or schedule your consultation to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!