Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.
Conquering ‘Mental Defeat’ of Chronic Pain to Improve Quality of Life
Researchers say that when a person views chronic pain as the ‘enemy,’ it can help them overcome their chronic pain. Rick Nauert takes a look at how beneficial ‘mental defeat’ can be.
Breathwalking: A Meditative Exercise
Finding time for exercising and meditation can be difficult, but we know both can do wonders for chronic pain. Dr. Andrew Weil suggests a way to combine the two in order to save time but still reap the benefits!
New Study Assesses Benefits of Cognitive Pain Relief Methods
A new study reported in The Journal of Pain has revealed that those who are able to accept their chronic pain are best able to tolerate the pain
Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It’s Good For Your Mental and Physical Health
Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years and has countless health benefits. Amanda Chan highlights 20 of the best benefits mindfulness can have on your health.
The Science Behind Meditation, and Why it Makes You Feel Better
Meditation has proven to help in a number of health benefits, including stress reduction. Here’s a detailed look from Joseph Bennington-Castro at how meditation changes the way your brain functions to produce these benefits.
Yoga for Back Pain: Enhancing Body Awareness to Facilitate Healing
This interview with Dr. Loren Fishman discusses two new review studies on the effects of yoga for back pain and other chronic pain issues.