Mindfulness Over Migraines
Put a Stop to Your Migraines within Minutes, Naturally and Affordably, with This Simple Mindfulness Technique
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Mindfulness Over Migraines is rooted in the fact that studies abound proving mindfulness is being used quite successfully in alleviating migraines and chronic pain syndromes of all kinds, and I have found this to be true in my own life. In a study by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others, individuals with chronic migraine, tension headaches, as well as backache were able to significantly reduce their pain, as well as other symptoms that often accompany pain like anxiety and depression and loss of functionality, with mindfulness-based meditation.
In another study of migraineurs and meditation, 72 percent of the participants experienced fewer migraines, developed a higher pain tolerance, less anxiety, and a higher level of headache-related self-efficacy and overall sense of well-being. Other studies have found that participants were able to significantly reduce pain associated with IBS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS, and even cancer.
Numerous studies have found meditation to be beneficial for improving a variety of conditions besides chronic pain, including high blood pressure, stress, heart disease, insomnia, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, AIDS, and emotional pain of all kinds.
Mindfulness meditation is proving to be of significant help in not only reducing migraines or chronic pain, but improvements in mood, outlook on life and illness, increased coping skills, enhanced sense of well-being, changes in perception of pain, higher tolerance of pain, enhanced immune function, less fatigue and stress, and better sleep.
Beyond that, other benefits that are derived from mindfulness include improved cognitive functioning and memory, more inner peace, empathy and compassion, higher levels of self-awareness, joy, pleasure, creativity, insight, and intuition, all of which result in a life that is deeper and more fulfilling on many levels. In less than 90 minutes you can learn this simple and effective technique and be alleviating your migraines instantly.
How Does Mindfulness Work on Migraines?
Although the exact science of why migraine occurs is not fully understood at this time, what we do know for sure is that it is a complex condition involving a variety of overlapping factors like the brain stem, neurons and neurotransmitters, the vascular system, and blood vessels, hormones, the trigeminal nerve, and the autonomic nervous system.
The predominant theory for many years in regard to the underlying cause of migraines was that it was primarily a vascular condition. However, more recent studies challenge this theory and suggest that it is dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system that is at the seat of the problem, with the swelling of blood vessels and other aspects being secondary, as each of them is interconnected to one another and the autonomic nervous system.
Mindfulness meditation is capable of targeting each of these aspects because it stimulates the frontal lobes of our brain, which increases neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, GABA, and endorphins. Endorphins are our natural opiate-like chemicals produced by our bodies to relieve pain.
Additionally, mindfulness opens up the communication pathway between our efferent and afferent neurons, thus enabling the brain to zero in on the area of pain and alters the way the thalamus modulates our pain sensations.
This combination of factors restores balance to the autonomic nervous system which has a cascading effect on all the other systems involved and thus turns off the migraine.
So, what this tells us is that although mindfulness is often thought of as a method of spiritual enlightenment, the underlying principles for healing are based on science. In a nutshell, mindfulness is capable of changing our brain chemistry, which impacts each and every one of our systems and organ.
What Makes Cynthia's Mindfulness Technique Unique?
As someone who has lived with chronic migraines for more than 20 years and practiced a variety of different types of meditation in my life, I have discovered that although any basic mindfulness practice can help you reap many benefits, to alleviate migraines most efficiently there is a specific method, process, and timing that is required.
I have spent years refining this technique with myself as the guinea pig. However, it’s a simple and convenient technique that doesn’t require any special skills or training. Anyone can learn and you will know how to do it adequately and put it to use by the time you finish reading this book, which takes less than 90 minutes.
Furthermore, I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in counseling, a certificate of completion in functional medicine, and a certificate of completion in MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), so you can take comfort in the fact that you are also dealing with a trained mental health professional with more than 30 years of research in holistic health.
With my forthright and cut-to-the-chase style, Mindfulness Over Migraines is a quick and easy read that is free of any rigid spiritual, religious, or philosophical dogma, traditions, or customs, which makes it amenable to all belief systems. You won’t be bogged down with any unnecessary spiritual mumbo jumbo, definitions, or ancient traditions.
Benefits of Mindfulness Over Migraines
There aren’t many things in life more painful than a migraine. In my experience, it is more painful than childbirth. So, if mindfulness can eliminate this type of intense pain, it can work on any pain. Once you know how to apply these principles to alleviating your migraines, it can be applied to pain of all types, even emotional pain.
Over the years, I have used this practice successfully for not only migraines but headaches, TMJ, IBS, atypical trigeminal neuralgia, myofascial pain, Fibromyalgia, grieving the loss of a relationship, grieving in general, backache, gallbladder pain, and others. There is no limit to the types of pain that you can apply the technique.
Additionally, because of its impact on immune function, the autonomic nervous system, the brain, and neurotransmitters, mindfulness will benefit your life in ways that go far beyond pain relief.
It also boosts immune function, decreases stress and anxiety, improves mood, heightens our sense of well-being, helps us achieve higher states of consciousness, creativity, intuition, insight, and self-awareness, promotes empathy and compassion, and improves memory and cognitive function.
The regular use of mindfulness is truly one of the most comprehensive, holistic, and natural ways to optimize your physical, emotional, and spiritual health overall.