Visual and auditory stimulation in the alpha-band range has analgesic effects.
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The authors noted that comparative effectiveness studies to evaluate the incremental benefits and harms of a treat-to-target strategy over a treat-to-avoid-symptoms strategy should be a priority.
This study provides the first comprehensive, quantitative demonstration of the metabolomic deficiencies that characterize chronic fatigue syndrome.
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“Coaching is the most effective modality to help patients utilize their own logic to get where they didn’t know they wanted to go,” stated Becky Curtis, PCC.
Use of neurostimulation devices is associated with a number of drawbacks, including high costs and the potential for procedurally related complications such as lead migration and infection.
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