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Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients

Source: Science Daily

After 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 setting.

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Opioid tapering may improve outcomes for chronic pain sufferers

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Dose reduction may improve pain, function, and quality of life for patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. Results of a systematic evidence review are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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New insights into rare chronic pain condition

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A new study focuses on the cognitive psychology behind Complex Regional Pain Disorder.

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