Researchers at Stanford University's Neuroscience and Pain Lab use brain scans to educate subjects about their brains' reactions to pain and to help them learn to control the reactions by using distraction and emotional responses. The center was recently awarded a $9 million grant to study mind-based therapies for chronic low back pain from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Studies have shown that meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy and telephone-based therapy can reduce pain.
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Researchers Find Success With Mind-Body Techniques for Reducing PainWritten by Abby Callard | November 17, 2011
Neuroscientists say the way in which patients think about pain can affect the painful experience itself, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
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