Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans

Posted by - July 25, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteThose who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use, a study that included 150 veterans with chronic low back pain found. The findings jibe with those from two past clinical trials involving non-veterans.

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Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients

Posted by - July 25, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteAfter participating in a single, 15-minute session of certain mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This study is the first to compare the effects of mindfulness and hypnosis on acute pain in the hospital

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