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Meditation is a Relief from Migraine and Chronic Pain

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Whether your pain is related to migraines or other chronic illnesses, there is a method that actually works! No, it’s not a drug or a quick fix.


Migraine headaches are more common today than ever before.


The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks migraine as one of the top 10 most disabling medical conditions on Earth. It is estimated that up to 148 million people worldwide suffer from chronic migraines. I was one of them.


Chronic illnesses lead to suffering due to fatigue, worries, stress, and doubt. Not to mention the depression caused by the stress and anxiety of not being able to live life the way one wants!


How I found my remedy

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I have personally suffered from chronic migraines for many years and have tried numerous methods and medications to break free from the vicious cycle of chronic pain. Among other things, I tried different types of meditation; I even trained as a yoga and mindfulness instructor. Unfortunately, none of these worked for me, and I was on the verge of giving up.


My sister and her husband, who live in the USA, had tried a meditation method focused on emptying the mind. They both recommended that I give it a try. Since I live in Norway, I was advised to contact Stockholm Meditation, which teaches the same meditation method my sister and her husband practiced. Two years later, I have been participating in regular meditation sessions via Zoom and can confidently say that I feel so much better!


While I want to be cautious about making any medical claims about the effects of meditation, I want to emphasize that my migraines have essentially ceased since I started meditating with Stockholm Meditation. Previously, I could have up to eighteen attacks per month, often landing me in the hospital, and now I only have a few!


What do I do differently today?


Migraine attacks occur much less frequently, and they are much shorter because I actively apply meditation in my daily life.


Before I started meditating (about two years ago), when I experienced anxiety or worry, I used to distract myself. I kept myself "busy" by engaging in intense training, pursuing courses, and acquiring degrees. Momentarily I could feel better, but it was not a solution. It was merely a way for me to sweep the problems under the rug and pretend they weren't there. Of course, people are different and have different coping mechanisms; while I was very physically active, some may try to avoid their pain by, for example, distracting themselves with social media, or Netflix while others may just freeze and not be able to do anything productive. In the end, it is all the same: avoidance of dealing with the root cause of the problem.


Through the self-introspection I have experienced during meditation, I have gained insight into how my migraines are triggered and worsened when I suppress my emotions. Meditation has provided me with an effective tool to release my stress-related thoughts and feelings, as well as my fear of not feeling well or being able to handle my situation. This has allowed me to break the pattern of how I previously dealt with stress and worry.


Does meditation help with migraines? How do I meditate?

Now, it is so natural for me to empty my mind instead of holding on to or suppressing anxious thoughts. As I mentioned above, this has had positive effects on my health. Migraines have significantly reduced, and I feel free and comfortable with myself like never before! (No, I do not work for this meditation group, and I don't receive any money for saying this!)


I enjoy my life more than ever before, and I feel more confident, calm, and composed. I hope that as you read this, you can find hope in this information. There is a way out!


Do not hesitate to contact Stockholm Meditation for more information and to have all your questions answered! Why wait? I feel grateful for being able to share this experience with you.


Happy meditation and thank you! 🌻🙏


Antoinette


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