Mind-Body Therapies Linked to Improved Pain, Lower Opioid Dose

Amidst the opioid crisis, practitioners are seeking alternative therapies for pain. In a systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers sought to evaluate the association of mind-body therapies (MBTs) with pain and opioid dose reduction in a diverse adult population with clinical pain. Moderate-to-large improvements in pain outcomes (reduction in pain and opioid dose) were identified for meditation, hypnosis and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

Links: Healio (12/2019), JAMA Internal Medicine abstract (12/2019)