Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peripheral neuropathy and meditation

Here we have another benefit of meditation:
Peripheral neuropathy, the most common form of neuropathy, usually affects the legs and feet. The sensory nerves are affected by atrophy and loss of the longer peripheral nerve axons. Symptoms begin in the toes and move up. Typically, the disease affects both legs.

Patients with diabetic neuropathy may experience a wide range of pain and discomfort, from a mild annoyance that lasts only seconds or minutes to extreme pain that lasts for hours or days. Sometimes, mild analgesics can help relieve the pain-but not always. That's when your patient can benefit from nonpharmacologic techniques, such as guided imagery, meditation, and progressive relaxation therapy.
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Whatever the technique, many patients who use meditation achieve a level of relaxation and pain relief similar to that achieved with drugs.
Once more, I offer these medical findings as material for motivation. Anything that gets us meditating - and keeps us meditating - is worth knowing about!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:33 PM

    your mind gets pain signals, the more anxious and focused you are on the pain the worse it can be.Calming the mind through meditation techniques eases the pain especially noticeable in things like nerve pain. Time consuming and is necessary for you to practice but great alternative instead of drugs with many side effects.

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  2. Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment is usually directed at the underlying cause. On the off chance that the condition is because of a specific medication, the medication can be exchanged. On the off chance that the condition is brought about by a vitamin insufficiency, vitamin supplements may improve symptoms.

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