Bioscience

Slow breathing helps chronic pain

January 26, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Sourec: ] – The study has implications for sufferers of diseases that cause chronic widespread pain, and offers an explanation for why previous studies have found yoga and Zen meditation both reduce painful sensations.

Researcher Arthur Craig of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, said that the finding fitted in with other research about the effects of fibromyalgia upon the moods and pain responses of sufferers.

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