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Mindfulness therapy may not be effective for managing fibromyalgia

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Mindfulness therapy may not be effective for managing fibromyalgia

 

In a recent study, fibromyalgia patients using mindfulness-based stress reduction, such as practising yoga, showed no significant improvements in either physical symptoms or emotional well-being.
A program aimed at easing stress with meditation and yoga may not be much help for people with the chronic-pain condition fibromyalgia, a recent study suggests.
The study, published in the journal Pain, looked at the effects of so-called mindfulness-based stress reduction — a technique developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts in 1979 that combines mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga
For the new study, researchers led by Dr. Stefan Schmidt, of the University Medical Center in Freiburg, Germany, tested the program’s effects among 177 women with fibromyalgia.
They found that women assigned to the mindfulness program showed no greater gains in health-related quality of life than those assigned to a waiting list for treatment.


Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/life/chroniccare/Mindfulness+therapy+effective+managing+fibromyalgia/4041961/story.html#ixzz1BHHtryyc

Yes, I think we need a little more than that… like some actual pain relief might help. Nevertheless reduction of stress and being mindful of ones emotional state can’t do any harm and may have some benifit. https://w.atcontent.com/-/4CP3i-xjm4i/nikki.albert/5teaJAg0ldj.text/Panel/Autocheck

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