Meditative analgesia: the current state of the field.

  title={Meditative analgesia: the current state of the field.},
  author={Joshua A. Grant},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Since the first demonstrations that mindfulness-based therapies could have a positive influence on chronic pain patients, numerous studies have been conducted with healthy individuals in an attempt to understand meditative analgesia. This review focuses explicitly on experimental pain studies of meditation and attempts to draw preliminary conclusions based on the work completed in this new field over the past 6 years. Dividing meditative practices into the broad categories of focused attention… CONTINUE READING
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