Dr. Pat Randolph, Director of Psychology Services at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, used meditation to help patients improve their pain management skills. Randolph created a pain and stress management program that combined techniques from meditation and yoga with medical and psychological treatments. This pain and stress management program was used alongside medical and psychological intervention. According to patients, among the program’s benefits were improvements in coping with pain. Randolph explained that pain occurs from interacting sensations, thoughts, and feelings. Therefore, his program addresses these types of mental perceptions by using a combination of both medical and psychological exercises that train patients to manage pain more effectively.