Alpha brain waves and chronic pain treatment

There was a fascinating study done on brain activity and how people respond to treatment. They found, for example, that people who were more susceptible to being hypnotized responded less to cognitive therapy.  I can't be hypnotized but I did respond well to cognitive therapy, so I suppose I fit into this criteria well.  The … Continue reading Alpha brain waves and chronic pain treatment

OSKA Pulse study on Fibromyalgia

Shurman, J., Wiederhold, BK., Kasendorf, R., Qian, J., Miller, I., Wiederhold, MD. Treating Chronic Pain Using the Oska Pulse Device: A Double Blind Clinical Trial Using Placebo.www.practicalpainmanagement.com. 2018 Feb I like to see this research because I use the Oska Pulse and in fact I affiliate with them to have a Blogger coupon code because I value the … Continue reading OSKA Pulse study on Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?

Listen to this abstract: "Depressive symptoms complicate pain management for people with FM, with adverse consequences such as a greater need for pain medications and limited pain coping strategies. Determining risks and protective factors associated with depressive symptoms in persons with FM could inform the development and implementation of mental health interventions." Study That is from … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?

Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

I came across an interesting long term study in Finland on Fibromyalgia spanning 26 years published in the journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Severity of symptoms persists for decades in fibromyalgia-a 26-year follow-up study. There has been this sort of rumour that fibromyalgia improves with time that I have heard several times and so this study is … Continue reading Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

Central nervous system and Sympathetic Skin Response

  We know from precious research that the central nervous system is involved with fibromyalgia. It seems to be the main problem. There have been studies showing sympathetic nerves are involved with findings of damage to small nerve fiber damage in the skin, eyes and perhaps even other areas. We have a post about that … Continue reading Central nervous system and Sympathetic Skin Response