In Your Own Hands – Chronic Pain Relief and Psychological Science

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.

Chronic pain relief is more likely when psychological science involved
Psychological interventions such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy are able to address disparities in the treatment of chronic pain that traditional medical treatments cannot.

A potential mediator between the heart and mind
A mediating role of emotion regulation in the development of depression and physical illness causes a reduction in stress-elicited emotions leading to physical disorders.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Pain
MBSR targets the physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual elements of one patient’s experience with chronic pain.

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? What the MRIs show
After an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, MRI scans show that we can change how we think permanently.

How long does it take for mindfulness meditation to relieve stress? The answer might be shorter than you think
This research is the first to show that mindfulness mediation does not need a lengthy training program to prove that it is effective.

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