Mindful meditation could help feel less pain
Mindful individuals feel lesser pain - short science articles and news

Mindfulness, which means being aware of the present without emotional reactions is not just a latest craze in psychology. Researchers have shown that those individuals who are more mindful during a painful stimulation feel less pain. Importantly, these individuals have a greater deactivation of the brain region, the posterior cingulate cortex that is an important part of the default mode circuit of the brain. Previous research has also shown that one can increase mindfulness through short periods of mindfulness meditation training and thus could possibly help in providing pain relief to millions of people who are suffering from chronic pain.

Read the full story: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Scientific publication: PAIN