Chronic pain could use an attitude adjustment. According to both The Huffington Post and US News a study done recently at Johns Hopkins shows a direct relationship between how chronic pain suffers think and how intense the pain and the duration. The study focused on CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and how it improved sleep in chronic pain suffers by reducing the pain.
Hypnotist have known this for years and the AMA (American Medical Association) has verified and ratified hypnosis as a legitimate medical protocol for pain and other uses for over 50 years now. Here is some of what the Huffington Post reported…
Chronic Pain Could Use An Attitude Adjustment
Chronic pain sufferers who avoid dwelling too much on their pain sleep better,according to a new study. The research also suggests this group might experience less pain overall.
“We have found that people who ruminate about their pain and have more negative thoughts about their pain don’t sleep as well, and the result is they feel more pain,” study co-author Luis F. Buenaver, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a statement.
He added that if cognitive behavioral therapy can help people who suffer from chronic pain to change how they think about it, they could end what he called a “vicious cycle,” allowing people to feel and sleep better sans medication.
In the new study, published online in the journal Pain, researchers looked at more than 200 women with chronic jaw and face pain. Participants filled out questionnaires about their sleep patterns and pain levels, as well as their feelings about that pain. So-called “pain catastrophizing” was tied with greater sleep disturbances, the authors write.
This isn’t the first time researchers have looked at how reactions to pain affect pain levels.
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Click here to read how US News reports the chronic pain study, sleep and thinking.
In a recent article about the poor showing of recent chronic pain drug studies we here at Holistic Health Daily suggested that this sort of thing be tested along side different pain medications to see what improvement could be made by combining the physical with the mental. The interesting thing is the studies were being done at Johns Hopkins on the drugs and on the thinking and feeling side of it both at the same time.
Now if we can just get the two together we would probably be delightfully surprised. Chronic pain could use an attitude adjustment since the drugs alone are not getting the job done.
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