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Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found. Strength is controlled by a number of factors — the most studied by far is skeletal muscle. However, the nervous system is also an important, though not fully understood, determinant of strength and weakness. In this study, researchers set out to test how the brain’s cortex plays into strength development.


Pediatrics journal published the findings of a study using guided imagery conducted at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Thirty four children ages 6 to 15 years, with a diagnosis of functional abdominal pain were assigned to receive two months of at home guided imagery treatment and standard medical care.  Children who received only standard medical […]