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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.



For adults with chronic low-back pain, two mind and body practices resulted in greater improvement in pain reduction and physical functioning when compared to standard treatment.


A study involving people with arthritis who practiced yoga experienced about a 20% improvement in physical health with similar improvements in pain, energy, mood and carrying out day-to-day activities and tasks.