PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) can help improve or prevent chronic pain, depression, anxiety that can come from the everyday stress of life. Practices of daily meditation, mindfulness and yoga can help improve Scores that measure pain, depression, anxiety, functioning and wellbeing.
PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: Future research could include but not limited to:
1-Including Larger number of candidates in the next study
2-Include Other chronic conditions that come from chronic stress such as insomnia, addiction, obesity
3- Include other types of stress reduction methods such as Tai Chi or QI gong
Marske C, Shah S, Chavira A, Hedberg C, Fullmer R, Clark CJ, Pipitone O, Kaiser P. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Management of Chronic Pain and Its Comorbid Depression. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2020;120(9):575–581. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2020.096.
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