Mindfulness meditation reduces pain by separating it from the self
- Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:01
[UC San Diego study reveals neural circuitry supporting mindfulness-induced pain relief]
For centuries, people have been using mindfulness meditation to try to relieve their pain, but neuroscientists have only recently been able to test if and how this actually works. In the latest of these efforts, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine measured the effects of mindfulness on pain perception and brain activity.