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In Your Own Hands –Evaluating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Management of Chronic Pain

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.

A Pilot Study Evaluating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Massage for the Management of Chronic Pain
MBSR may produce longer lasting results for mood improvement and reducing pain in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Dispositional mindfulness moderates the relationship between psychological distress and the cortisol awakening response
It’s not what you think, it’s how you relate to it. Mindfulness reflects how people relate to negative emotions and can help explain the inconsistent CAR response.

An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation
Chronic patients trained in mindfulness mediation during an outpatient program were taught self-regulation for pain.

The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain
Chronic pain patients trained in mindfulness meditation decreased pain-related drug utilization and increased feelings of self-esteem.

Depression Makes Time Estimates More Accurate
Mindfulness treatments are more effective for depression because it helps people focus on the moment, rather than its passing.

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