Meditation as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

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Ruwan Jayatunge, MD

Considering the high death rate by overdose of prescription pain medication, our friend, Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge has written a timely and helpful article about treating chronic pain with meditation practice.

When I was part of our Admissions Team at Brookhaven Hospital, I met many people from all walks of life who had become addicted to pain pills, and a growing number of people who started with prescription pills and then went on to heroin as a way to manage their pain. ┬áIf you’ve ever experienced significant pain, you can understand how daily severe pain can contribute to depression and anxiety. ┬áIncreasing research into meditation practice shows that it can help individuals manage their pain in a way that can prevent mental health and substance use problems.

Check out Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge’s recent article here.

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