Background: Pain medication with meditation has been practiced for a long time. Multiple meta-analyses have shown whether meditation is ineffective for treating pain, but there does not appear to be enough information for researchers to draw firm conclusions. At the same time, the trend of just using meditation as a pain therapy is still apparent in the search results for documents related to this subject.
Method: We collected the Scopus database of meditation as a pain therapy and then performed a quantitative analysis using Biblioshiny and VOSviewer software.
Results: The quantitative analysis's findings show the use of meditation as a pain therapy technique. Researchers continue to trust in the clinical benefits of mindfulness meditation in pain management, despite several studies showing the limited effect of meditation as a pain therapy. Many methods have been utilized to modify mindfulness meditation in recent studies.
Conclusion: Due to mounting clinical evidence supporting its efficacy, researchers are increasingly turning to mindfulness meditation as a kind of pain management.