Mindfulness is not a traditional way of healing pain. However, it is becoming ever more popular amongst the masses in the modern generation, traditionally originating from Buddhism. It is about becoming aware of your body, what it says and how it is feeling. It is a technique used to heal in terms of accepting, understanding and knowing.
Mindfulness teaches us to accept our pain and deal with it more effectively rather than making ourselves more ill than we already are. It is often about our mental state and how we choose to see things, which can change the way we react to and accept pain.
This paired with exercise is a recipe to success in terms of healing and dealing with pain. Physiotherapists can help to teach this to patients to reduce stress, negativity and becoming more ill over time. Carrying out yoga and tai chi exercises are great forms of meditation practice, and are the gateways of improving physical and mental health.
So whether you have ever considered physiotherapy or not, remember there are many ways we can help to treat you both physically and mentally! Let us know if you have ever tried this technique and if it has worked for you!