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Guided Imagery With Music Therapy Relieves Fibromyalgia Symptoms And Improves Quality Of Life

University of Granada researchers have shown that music therapy combined with other relax techniques based on guided imagery reduces significantly pain, depression, and anxiety, and improves sleep among patients suffering from fibromyalgia. Thus, this therapy enhances patients’ quality of life. This pioneer experimental study in Europe has shown that these two techniques enhance the well-being […]

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iPads Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety In The Children’s Emergency Room

Nurses in the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital are pioneering techniques – including the use of iPads – to improve the patient experience by eliminating or minimizing pain. The Children’s Comfort Program (CCP) has expedited assessment and treatment of pain and has implemented the use of innovative techniques, such as using an iPad, […]

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Wheelchair Yoga Speeds Healing In Patients With Debilitating Medical Conditions

While making dinner for his daughters one night, James Abram, 59, collapsed on his kitchen floor. He was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center where doctors determined he had suffered a stroke. He later suffered a second stroke and underwent emergency surgery to reduce life-threatening swelling in his brain. Included in this report is a […]

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Raising Pain Tolerance Using Guided Imagery (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, I provide an overview of pain tolerance, factors that affect pain tolerance, and assessment of clinical pain. Today’s Part 2 focuses on a detailed discussion of several guided imagery and healing techniques, such as “Mind Controlled Analgesia,” positive and negative imagery, and the importance of relaxation. Readers are […]

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Integrative Body-Mind Training (IBMT) Meditation Found To Boost Brain Connectivity

Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part of the brain that helps a person regulate behavior in accordance with their goals, researchers report. The technique – integrative body-mind training (IBMT) – has been the focus of intense scrutiny by a team […]

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Guided Imagery Reduces Pelvic Pain And Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

Researchers from William Beaumont Hospital’s Department of Urology in Royal Oak, Michigan, conducted a pilot study to see if guided imagery might have an effect on the symptoms of interstitial cystitis, a condition involving urinary urgency, frequency, and pelvic pain, which affects more than a million women in the U.S. The results were published in […]

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