<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = "

For one in five adults with chronic pain – defined as pain that lasts more than 3 months – it is often difficult to find a solution.

Portrait of beautiful young woman meditating and doing namaste hand gesture on a sunny morning at studio. Photo credit: GettyGetty

Depending on the type of pain, various medications may provide some relief, but a more sustainable approach – in which you are personally empowered to make a difference – would certainly be more rewarding.

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses on the here and now – how do you perceive your environment moment by moment? This empowerment – by capturing your thoughts and feelings, can be an important part of reducing and managing stress, which affects the perception of pain. Meditation also offers the unique ability to regulate your heart rate and blood pressure, essential aspects of the autonomic nervous system, which have a significant effect on the perception of pain.

Based on a new study published in the newspaper, Evidence-based mental health, Mindfulness meditation is a promising option and a powerful tool for relieving the claws of chronic pain.

Not only can it reduce the degree or perception of pain, but mindfulness – practiced through meditation – can also mitigate the effects, which trigger anxiety or emotional distress, which can intensify the pain itself.

This finding is relevant because many people who rely on CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, may not achieve significant reductions in chronic pain using this approach alone. CBT is a psychosocial intervention used by therapists to help develop coping strategies that allow people to better regulate their emotions and thus reduce levels of anxiety and depression.

Adding attention to a daily diet can help supplement the effects of CBT to allow patients to manage and modulate their chronic pain more effectively.

For their study, the researchers performed a pooled analysis of the data, selecting 21 out of 184 trials involving 2,000 patients. They searched databases of CBT efficacy or awareness-based methods for stress reduction in the treatment of chronic pain.

The majority of participants in the study were women aged 35 to 65 years. Musculoskeletal pain was the leading cause of pain, some suffering from this pain for more than 10 years.

The researchers shared direct and indirect evidence of the possible effects of CBT compared to standard or non-existent treatment, full awareness versus standard or non-existent treatment, and full awareness of CBT.

It is interesting to note that the entire study did not reveal any significant difference between CBT and mindfulness, both approaches leading to improvements in physical functioning, reducing the severity of pain and depression, compared to standard treatment or no intervention.

However, the researchers qualified their findings by explaining that only one of the 21 trials reviewed compared CBT in a completely contradictory manner and that only 12 of the 21 trials were considered reasonable or of good quality to include in the study.

Interestingly, in the head-to-head comparison of CBT with mindfulness, the CBT group experienced a greater improvement in the symptoms of depression compared to mindfulness techniques. The results of this study should be replicated on a larger scale to put the results of this unique study in a better context.

And while the analysis as a whole revealed similar results for both approaches, the margin of error revealed wide confidence intervals, which means that the data may not differentiate between the two. approach best suited to patients suffering from various types of pain and psychological symptoms. They suggest that further research be done to better understand this lack of understanding generated by this study.

That said, researchers believe that adding an extra approach to CBT – and integrating mindfulness – could be the most effective way to treat chronic pain, while helping to reduce anxiety and depression.

"While CBT is considered the preferred psychological intervention of [chronic pain], not all patients with [it] experiment with a clinically meaningful treatment response, "write the authors. "Although a number of recommendations have been proposed to improve CBT in patients with chronic pain, an additional solution could be to offer patients a reduction in stress-based consciousness, as long as where it shows promise for improving the severity of pain and reducing the interference of pain and psychological distress. "

">

For one in five adults with chronic pain – defined as pain that lasts more than 3 months – it is often difficult to find a solution.

Portrait of beautiful young woman meditating and doing namaste hand gesture on a sunny morning at studio. Photo credit: GettyGetty

Depending on the type of pain, various medications may provide some relief, but a more sustainable approach – in which you are personally empowered to make a difference – would certainly be more rewarding.

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses on the here and now – how do you perceive your environment moment by moment? This empowerment – by capturing your thoughts and feelings, can be an important part of reducing and managing stress, which affects the perception of pain. Meditation also offers the unique ability to regulate your heart rate and blood pressure, essential aspects of the autonomic nervous system, which have a significant effect on the perception of pain.

Based on a new study published in the newspaper, Evidence-based mental health, Mindfulness meditation is a promising option and a powerful tool for relieving the claws of chronic pain.

Not only can it reduce the degree or perception of pain, but mindfulness – practiced through meditation – can also mitigate the effects, which trigger anxiety or emotional distress, which can intensify the pain itself.

This finding is relevant because many people who rely on CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, may not achieve significant reductions in chronic pain using this approach alone. CBT is a psychosocial intervention used by therapists to help develop coping strategies that allow people to better regulate their emotions and thus reduce levels of anxiety and depression.

Adding attention to a daily diet can help supplement the effects of CBT to allow patients to manage and modulate their chronic pain more effectively.

For their study, the researchers performed a pooled analysis of the data, selecting 21 out of 184 trials involving 2,000 patients. They searched databases of CBT efficacy or awareness-based methods for stress reduction in the treatment of chronic pain.

The majority of participants in the study were women aged 35 to 65 years. Musculoskeletal pain was the leading cause of pain, some suffering from this pain for more than 10 years.

The researchers shared direct and indirect evidence of the possible effects of CBT compared to standard or non-existent treatment, full awareness versus standard or non-existent treatment, and full awareness of CBT.

It is interesting to note that the entire study did not reveal any significant difference between CBT and mindfulness, both approaches leading to improvements in physical functioning, reducing the severity of pain and depression, compared to standard treatment or no intervention.

However, the researchers qualified their findings by explaining that only one of the 21 trials reviewed compared CBT in a completely contradictory manner and that only 12 of the 21 trials were considered reasonable or of good quality to include in the study.

Interestingly, in the head-to-head comparison of CBT with mindfulness, the CBT group experienced a greater improvement in the symptoms of depression compared to mindfulness techniques. The results of this study should be replicated on a larger scale to put the results of this unique study in a better context.

And while the analysis as a whole revealed similar results for both approaches, the margin of error revealed wide confidence intervals, which means that the data may not differentiate between the two. approach best suited to patients suffering from various types of pain and psychological symptoms. They suggest that further research be done to better understand this lack of understanding generated by this study.

That said, researchers believe that adding an extra approach to CBT – and integrating mindfulness – could be the most effective way to treat chronic pain, while helping to reduce anxiety and depression.

"While CBT is considered the preferred psychological intervention of [chronic pain], not all patients with [it] experiment with a clinically meaningful treatment response, "write the authors. "Although a number of recommendations have been proposed to improve CBT in patients with chronic pain, an additional solution could be to offer patients a reduction in stress-based consciousness, as long as where it shows promise for improving the severity of pain and reducing the interference of pain and psychological distress. "