Meditation is a practice that uses a defined set of techniques intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and increase focused attention. Meditation helps to transform your mind to achieve a clearer and calmer mental and emotional state.
Meditation allows patients to become more aware, and reach a healthier sense of perspective and self. In pain management, this helps you detach the emotions from your pain. As you learn to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgment, you may start to understand how those emotions affect the way your pain impacts your daily life, and how you can make changes in how you think about it to control it.