Pain is a matter of perception by the brain, whether from a sports injury, surgery or a chronic condition like back pain, arthritis or fibromyalgia. Guided imagery and hypnosis for pain have been shown in clinical research to provide relief, lowering the need for medication by raising serotonin levels through diverting the mind to pleasant thoughts and images. Meditation for pain is equally beneficial. Health Journeys and Belleruth Naparstek use guided meditation for pain to calm the mind, relax the body, refocus attention, and encourage positive physical changes. Try one of our physician endorsed guided imagery MP3s and CDs for neck or back pain relief or help with arthritis and other pain conditions. Click here to learn more about the range of programs we offer and which mind-body practices might appeal most to you.