Medical News Today: Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use.
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Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is the most common type of arthritis. Usually, it occurs among people of advanced age. But it can begin in middle age or even sooner, especially if there’s been an injury to the joint. While there are treatments available — exercise, braces or canes, loss of excess weight, various pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines — these are no cures, and none of the treatments are predictably effective. In fact, often they don’t work at all, or help only a little. Injected steroids or synthetic lubricants can be tried as well. When all else fails, jo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Arthritis Bones and joints Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Kounosuke Hirata, Yuto Nishiki, Ryosuke Goto, Mikito Inagaki, Katsuo Oshima, Yoshihito Shimazu, Mamoru TakedaAbstractSystemic administration of the dietary constituent, resveratrol, was previously shown to inhibit the nociceptive jaw-opening reflex (JOR) via the endogenous opioid system. The present study investigated whether resveratrol could similarly affect the JOR under in vivo conditions via 5 H T3 receptor-mediated GABAergic inhibition. We used electrical stimulation of the tongue in pentobarbital-anesthetized rats...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We reported our multidisciplinary protocol for the management of fibromyalgia associated with imbalance. Our aim was to verify the effectiveness of a proprioceptive training program as a complementary therapy for a traditional protocol of education, mindfulness, and exercise training for the management of fibromyalgia associated with imbalance. METHODS Retrospective cohort study on 84 women, with primary fibromyalgia associated to imbalance. A group of patients performed traditional exercise training; in a second group the training was supplemented with proprioception exercises. Each session lasted from 40 to 60 minutes an...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsShiatsu was able to improve some domains of the HRQoL of the specific person with SPMS. It was a safe treatment with no adverse events. Mixed methods n-of-1 trial within a WSR case study was an appropriate design for the study.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The findings of this study will provide helpful evidence of EA treatment for patients with OSPS. PROSPERO registration number: PROSPERO CRD42019146696.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Ahead of Print.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundOpiate dependence (e.g., morphine) is one of the most important problems affecting human health. Morphine reduces the irritability of neurons in the pain pathway by attaching to some such opioid receptors such as μ receptor (MOR). Exercise can improve destructions due to opiate dependence in many of the body organs including nerve systems. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of endurance exercise training (8 weeks of moderate exercise) and methadone on μ-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) expression in morphine-dependent rats following withdrawal syndrome.Methods48 male Wistar r...
Source: Sport Sciences for Health - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This study was approved by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Institutional Review Board (No. M10617). RESULTS: Repeated measures ANOVA analyses showed that there was significant decrease (P 
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study is the first to apply Chinese body constitution concepts and measurable variables to assess the risk of having CAD of the patients with chest pain prior to receiving cardiac catheterization. The higher scores of Yang-Xu and Stasis were found to be risk factors. Our results revealed that BCQ has the potential to be a first-line diagnostic tool for patients with chest pain to facilitate early recognition and diagnosis of CAD. PMID: 31636687 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of reflexology on fatigue, pain, and sleep quality in lymphoma patients. METHOD: This study was a randomized clinical trial with pre-post design. Seventy-two lymphoma patients admitted in hematology wards affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran in 2018 were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Patients in the intervention group underwent foot reflexology for five consecutive days. The control group received usual care. The data were collected by the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, a numerical pain scale, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
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