Relaxation Techniques to manage pain!!!

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   Posted 11/1/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I use a yoga type of meditation to help me manage my pain. . . Has anyone else tried this or has any links or other techniques of relaxation to help manage your pain???  Let us all list our different relaxation methods to help each other out, because I also notice that the pain has caused many of us some form of anxiety too, and this is a great thing to help lower all that extra tension :)  If you search "free meditative sounds", you will find a lot of downloadable stuff that is wonderful!!! wink
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   Posted 11/1/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   

This is something that Jeannie has posted before.  Here is the link.


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   Posted 11/1/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no idea what it's called, but I was once taught a type of meditation in which you can control the blood flow to various parts of your body with your mind. I'll try to explain it the best I can. Lets say you wanted to increase the blood flow to your legs. As you breath in, you simply visualize how your blood is flowing through your body imagine pushing more blood toward your legs. The same can be done in reverse if you want to decrease blood flow to a certain area just imagine pulling the blood away from that area with every inhale.

Other than helping with pain, I've also found this to be useful in other situations. They always have a hard time finding a vein when I go to get blood work done, and me concentrating on increasing the blood flow to my arm has actually made the difference in them finding a vein on the first try.

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   Posted 11/1/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Swimming or relaxing in water is considered a deeper form of relaxation and meditation than yoga. It is a good thing too because there is no way I am going to twist my body into a pretzel.


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   Posted 11/1/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Biofeedback has helped me in some need to relax just take yourself down and slow your pulse and heartrate. I also got those balls like in the gyms, and while I am not ever gonna be the gal in the yogurt commercial, the gentle bounce and exercises you can do on them, in my case basically a kind of series of stretches really helps deep core muscles relax. I have some nature cds like thunderstorms with soft jazz which helps too, like when I am too keyed up to go to sleep
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