In Your Own Hands – Complementary and alternative medicine for veterans and military personnel

Woman With Painful WristEvery 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.




Complementary and alternative medicine for veterans and military personnel
Researchers have found evidence that CAM treatments such as mindfulness and meditation practices are effective in treating veterans and military personnel with PTSD.

Disrupting the Downward Spiral of Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction With Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement
A new behavioral intervention called MORE can combat the downward spiral of chronic pain and opioid misuse.

Treatment of mood disorders in multiple sclerosis
Only cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness-based interventions have shown efficiency in in improving depression disorders in MS patients.

The Efficiency of Physical Therapy Associated with Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety
This complex treatment combines psychotherapy with physical therapy to treat patients with severe anxiety.

Anxiety can damage brain, research shows
MBSR has been shown to reduce anxiety and other psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s patients.

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