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> Hi All
> My name is Harry and I live in the UK (someone has to!) I've often
> thought about meditation but never bothered learn nore. Now I'm
> sorry to say I have an ulteia motive for being here.
> My wife has a condition known as CRPS (complex regional pain
> syndrome), its been likened to putting your hand in boiling water
> and never being able to take it out, in her case it is in her leg.
> Drugs dont help much, she is on the strongest possible and she says
> it only takes the edge off.
> We asked at the pain clinic about meditation and he said 'it cant
> hurt' smilling, but he did not say where or how to learn.
> Well thats us and why we are here.
> Thanks for letting us join.
I am confident that you and your wife can benefit greatly from
meditation. As an RN, I've had the experience of seeing a patients
pain go away just by distracting them by talking about something they
are interested in. I particularly remember watching as a nurse chatted
with the patient whose pain was the hardest for us to control
chemically, about the local baseball team, and the patient comnpletely
forgetting the pain. This connects with Sandeep's correct observation
that pain can be very associated and primed by the mind, as well as
On our web site, Meditation Station, we have a good healing technique
that has been used successfully by many, and can be found on many
other sites as well (like the physicians againstpain site), that has a
pain relief component in it. Here's the URL:
We also have a Guided Meditation CD that I will be glad to mail you
that has 7 different guided techniques which will be able to teach
your wife how to meditate as well as let her guide and control her
attention towards the objects of her meditation and away from her
pain. Just email me with a mailing address, and I'll send it right
out. The Email # is: medit8@...
In any event, I feel you both will be pleased by the results you get
from meditation in dealing with pain. It also has the potential to let
you find the root causes of stressors that affect one daily and
prevent the calm that allows our mind and emotions, as well as our
body, to flow functionally with maximum wellness. And, as you were
told, it can't hurt :-)
I wish you both all good.
Peace and blessings,