A reanalysis of a randomized trial on meditation for migraine headaches: Distraction is not enough but meditation takes time.

A reanalysis of a randomized trial on meditation for migraine headaches: Distraction is not enough but meditation takes time. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Oct;46:136-143 Authors: Wachholtz A, Vohra R, Metzger A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Migraine headaches affect about approximately 15% of the population and some notable efforts have been made to develop meditation interventions to address pain and mood among this population. However, key active ingredients and the necessary duration of meditation interventions to produce an effect are still unknown. The purpose of this study is to assess key meditation ingredients that positively impact mood and headache factors across different meditation techniques and to establish an initial time or" dose" needed to reach proactive treatment efficacy. METHOD: In this longitudinal study, three active management forms of meditation were compared to a cognitive distraction meditation to assess the effects on migraine headaches and emotions over a 30 day period when practiced 20 min per day. RESULTS: The active group showed significant decreases in anger (p = .005) and migraine pain (p = .002) over time. Further analysis showed that the bulk of the change for the active management group occurred in the final 10 days, after 20 days of practice of the technique (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
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Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
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Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Headache Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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