A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reported that meditation is an effective method of pain management. In the study, participants were given the same pain test before and after meditating for eighty minutes, but reported feeling noticeably less pain after meditating. Participants then learned a new meditation technique and were administered the same pain test a second time. Again, the participants reported feeling significantly less pain after meditating. The study claimed that meditation could induce pain-relieving effects twice as effective as some medications. Although this claim needs to be further substantiated, it is clear that meditation is an effective way to manage pain by promoting a different state of mind that reduces pain sensitivity.