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I don't have the experience to say what the relationship might be, but it does sound about the same. It has been a few years since my biopsy. I do not remember any pain. I think the doc gave me a valium to get me relaxed for the procedure. When you meditate to help with pain, you can't really ignore the pain. You do acknowledge that you have the pain and try to identify the characteristics of the pain. So, instead of trying to put pain out of your mind, you cuddle up to it and try to find out as much as you can about it. Somewhere in this process, the pain is suppose to become less of a problem. I know that several clinics use this approach to pain and report that 1/2 or more patients have less pain. Especially those suffering from the chronic pain that interferes with their lives.