Meditation Various meditation techniques can be used to focus attention and calm the mind from distractions such as chronic pain. At this point, there is little data on the effects of meditation on migraines. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in Baltimore, which is involved in a clinical trial trying to determine whether Vipassana – an ancient Indian meditation technique that focuses on the mind – can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and improve the overall quality of life. A little research on migraine sufferers find that spiritual meditation reduces headache frequency and pain tolerance better than secular meditation and muscle relaxation.
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