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.
Brief PTSD therapy strongly reduces symptoms of chronic pain, study reports
Accelerated resolution therapy is not just for PTSD. It is also a potential treatment for chronic pain.
Talking-therapy treatments to manage osteoarthritis pain
Mindfulness-based talking therapies are suggested to treat chronic pain in osteoarthritis patients. Understanding how the brain works will help shape treatments.
A randomised controlled trial of the effects of Brain Wave Vibration training on mood and well-being
Brain Wave Vibration meditation both calms and stimulates the brain. In combination with other mindfulness-related practices, it improves sleep quality and reduces stress.
Chronic pain patients’ treatment preferences: a discrete-choice experiment
This study encourages doctors to take chronic pain patients’ preferences into account. Even when it comes to pain relieving medication, the effectiveness of treatment is – at least partially – in your own hands.
Canes Football teams up with University of Miami neuroscientist for ‘Cane Brain Project’
The football team is practicing mindfulness at the University of Miami. The players are subjects in a study involving stress and the brain.