Headaches are a pain, literally. They can be debilitating, they can make us irritable and distracted, and in some cases cause us to miss work or other important events in our lives.
Headache medicines can treat the symptom of pain, but do little to address the cause, which in fact, is often stress. They also come with potentially dangerous side-effects.
Recently researchers have discovered that meditation is an effective treatment for chronic headache and migraine pain. HOW?
First, meditation is the single most effective way to reduce stress. By reducing stress levels, meditation reduces the frequency, severity, and duration of headaches. Secondly, meditation actually changes the way the brain processes pain sensations. People who meditate report reduced aches and pains, as well as perceiving pain with less intensity than people who don’t.
So give it a try. Ask your boss or HR officer if they would like MeditationWorks to stop by with our rolling relaxation room. We will give you and a group of your co-workers a relaxing, revitalizing, headache-helping 10 minute meditation session. Free of charge for up to 15 people!
Until we meet again…