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Two mind-body techniques significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, offering a potential alternative to narcotic (opioid) medications.



Researchers from the University of Utah Pain Research Center evaluated the potential benefits of music for diverting psychological responses to experimental pain stimuli. They hypothesized that music may divert cognitive focus from pain. If true, the key to successful pain control from this method would be the degree of engagement by the patient in the […]



Acupuncture has spread around the world since originating in China but conventional western medicine has remained steadfastly skeptical. Although there is now good evidence that acupuncture can relieve pain, many of the other health benefits acupuncturists claim are on shakier ground.   Despite acupuncture’s 4,000-year history, little is known about the biological pathways that enable […]