10 Surprising Medical Conditions Meditation Can Treat

8. Pain

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Whether suffering from chronic pain or pain related to a specific disease/injury, consider meditation as a natural type of pain relief. Since many of the pain medications used today may cause other health problems, consider the fact that meditation has no side-effects. There are only benefits when using meditation as a way to alleviate pain.

7. Addiction Recovery

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Whether trying to give up smoking or other substances, many people struggle unsuccessfully with addiction their entire lives. However, in one study, smokers that practiced meditation showed a 60% reduction while the other group practicing relaxation only did not have any significant effects. Meditation practices not only alleviate addiction, they can be used to find the reason why people often turn to drugs or alcohol and become addicted. The end result is a healthier life for that person.