Mindfulness meditation is associated with improvements in quality-of-life measures, depression, and anxiety over time compared with usual care in patients with ALS.
Meditation practice followed by an interaction in pairs increased participants' perception of social connectedness.
"I believe that the best care is individualized care. And the most effective approach is sometimes whatever the patient will actually do," concluded Melanie Storrusten, LCSW.
Researchers identified patterns of opioid and NSAID use among patients with low back pain.
Meditation has been found to compare favorably to other types of therapy for low back pain.
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