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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Holmes

Hypnosis and meditation for pain relief

"Adults who pursued pain relief through mindfulness-focused meditation and hypnosis had better long-term effects than those who received education in pain management, according to one of the largest studies of its kind on nonpharmaceutical pain control and relief."

A report in the journal Pain offers some insight into the benefits researchers are finding with using the mind to help the body deal with pain.

“For many years, I noticed that patients with chronic pain were only offered pain medications. But even with so-called painkillers, these patients continued to experience significant pain, but now also with side effects of the medications. I thought there had to be a better way,” said senior author Mark Jensen, professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Read the story published by the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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