Tag Archives: Pain

Mindfulness meditation study shows changes in neural responses to pain and fear

Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. In a study that will appear in the Nov. 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry, a team led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report that mindfulness meditation appears to help extinguish fearful associations. A common way to… Read More »

NIH Awards $3 Million to Study Cannabidiol for Pain Relief

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced that it will grant nine new research awards, totaling approximately $ 3 million, to study the potential pain-relieving properties of cannabidiol (CBD) and other non-psychoactive components of cannabis. “The treatment of chronic pain has relied heavily… Read More »

Best supplements for arthritis: Could this plant extract ease your joint pain?

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It initially affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint – this makes movement more difficult than usual, leading to pain and stiffness. Although the condition is incurable, making certain lifestyle… Read More »