1265095_99638927Every 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.

Disrupting the downward spiral of chronic pain and opioid addiction with mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement: a review of clinical outcomes and neurocognitive targets.
MORE, a new behavioral treatment is effective in disrupting the downward spiral of chronic pain and opioid addiction.

Teaching mindfulness meditation to adults with severe speech and physical impairments
Mindfulness mediation can help people with severe speech and physical impairments cope with anxiety, depression and pain.

Traumatic stress may affect DNA, but psychotherapy may heal it
A new study suggests that traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, but researchers found that psychotherapy may heal it.

Mindfulness based interventions in multiple sclerosis – a systematic review
Three studies that were conducted showed that mindfulness based interventions benefit some MS patients’ quality of life, mental health and physical health.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse
This study showed that participants of MORE had greater decreases in pain severity and opioid cravings than participants in a conventional support group.