Mindfulness Meditation Helps Relieve Fibromyalgia

Zen StoneA study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 2007 in which a group of fibromyalgia sufferers were given an 8-week training in mindfulness meditation and then studied to see how their pain, anxiety, depression, coping, and other general measures of Quality of Life compared with those of patients who did not receive the training.

The patients who received the mindfulness intervention were found to have significantly better scores across the board compared with the control group. Even more impressive – in a follow up evaluation 3 years later, the comparative improvement was still present. It appears that even a short exposure to meditative techniques can have long term impact on clinical measures of pain and Quality of Life.

The health benefits of meditation are becoming clearly established as continued scientific research is conducted.

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4 responses to “Mindfulness Meditation Helps Relieve Fibromyalgia

  1. ABSOLUTELY! THE MIND, BODY, SOUL, PRAYER-MEDITATION FACTOR THAT EBCUMBASSES DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUES MUST BE CONTINUED FOR LIFE FOR THE FIBROMYALGIC (IN REMISSION OR ACTIVE), TO KEEP ON ELEVATING BRAIN AND BODY CELLS, COMMUNICATING POSITIVE THOUGHT PATTERNS OPPOSED TO NEGATIVE, ALWAYS. IF THE FIBROMYALGIC TRANFERS THE TEACHINGS TO EAVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY UNCONCIOUS THOUGHT WILL PREVAIL, DEEP BREATHING BECOME AUTOMATIC, THE ANS (AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM – THE ONE THAT CONTROLS INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT), WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE TIME, WHAT THE PERSON WHOSE BRAIN INITIALLY COULD NOT UNDERSTAND AT ALL! SHARON LEVIN http://www.fibromyalgiasa.co.za; fmssha@ibi,co,za

  2. Thank you for the comment Sharon. It’s great to know of your work in South Africa and informative website.

  3. Hi Allan – great to put a face to the writer!! Am always so humbled when comments are openly accepted – my passion to inform on all holistic topics comes from an original deep need to find ‘other answers’ to help with my THEN life for myself and pass on to all – no matter where in the world.
    Great site you have! Love Mindfulness, spiritual, soulf ul, universal-thinking people! ‘Out of the box’ ideas, immed response to the idea, bring s instant RELIEF AND RELEASE from any problem. Hope that adds to your Mindfulness concepts. Were there more of you in my world!! Sharon Levin http://www.fibromyalgasa.co.za

  4. Am waiting patiently for next column….. end August…. summer winds….Sharon Levin

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