Mindfulness Can Alter Brain’s Perception of Pain in Cancer Survivors

Mindfulness Can Alter Brain’s Perception of Pain in Cancer Survivors

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Mindfulness Can Alter Brain’s Perception of Pain in Cancer Survivors

Mindfulness can significantly improve brain health and pain perception in breast cancer survivors, according to a small Canadian study. The findings suggest that an eight-week mindfulness intervention can reduce activity in parts of the brain related to pain and to emotional reactivity (having a heightened emotional response to something unpleasant). The study, “Reduced Emotional Reactivity in Breast Cancer Survivors with Chronic Neuropathic Pain Following Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): an fMRI Pilot Investigation,” was published in Mindfulness.…

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