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The effects of meditation-based interventions on the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Curr Pain Headache Rep 2012; 16(5):383-7CP

Abstract

Meditation is the third most commonly requested complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy reported in a US survey. Those who suffer from chronic pain are those who most frequently use CAM therapies. This review aims to evaluate whether meditation-based interventions can help the treatment of fibromyalgia. A PubMed search was conducted using the terms "fibromyalgia" and "meditation", or "mindfulness", or "mantra" or "relaxation response". We selected articles which clearly described a meditation intervention being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Only four articles were classified with score 3 in the Jadad scale. Another seven articles were included in this review. Most of the results indicate improvement in fibromyalgia-related symptoms in patients who participated in a meditation-based intervention. Considering only 4 of the 13 studies achieved a score of 3 on the Jadad scale, researchers of meditation interventions should discuss the best methodologic control for these studies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto do Cérebro, Inst. Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein, Av. Albert Einstein, 627/701, CEP 05601-901, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. ehkozasa@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22717699

Citation

Kozasa, Elisa H., et al. "The Effects of Meditation-based Interventions On the Treatment of Fibromyalgia." Current Pain and Headache Reports, vol. 16, no. 5, 2012, pp. 383-7.
Kozasa EH, Tanaka LH, Monson C, et al. The effects of meditation-based interventions on the treatment of fibromyalgia. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012;16(5):383-7.
Kozasa, E. H., Tanaka, L. H., Monson, C., Little, S., Leao, F. C., & Peres, M. P. (2012). The effects of meditation-based interventions on the treatment of fibromyalgia. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 16(5), pp. 383-7. doi:10.1007/s11916-012-0285-8.
Kozasa EH, et al. The Effects of Meditation-based Interventions On the Treatment of Fibromyalgia. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012;16(5):383-7. PubMed PMID: 22717699.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effects of meditation-based interventions on the treatment of fibromyalgia. AU - Kozasa,Elisa H, AU - Tanaka,Luiza H, AU - Monson,Carlos, AU - Little,Stephen, AU - Leao,Frederico Camelo, AU - Peres,Mario P, PY - 2012/6/22/entrez PY - 2012/6/22/pubmed PY - 2013/7/9/medline SP - 383 EP - 7 JF - Current pain and headache reports JO - Curr Pain Headache Rep VL - 16 IS - 5 N2 - Meditation is the third most commonly requested complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy reported in a US survey. Those who suffer from chronic pain are those who most frequently use CAM therapies. This review aims to evaluate whether meditation-based interventions can help the treatment of fibromyalgia. A PubMed search was conducted using the terms "fibromyalgia" and "meditation", or "mindfulness", or "mantra" or "relaxation response". We selected articles which clearly described a meditation intervention being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Only four articles were classified with score 3 in the Jadad scale. Another seven articles were included in this review. Most of the results indicate improvement in fibromyalgia-related symptoms in patients who participated in a meditation-based intervention. Considering only 4 of the 13 studies achieved a score of 3 on the Jadad scale, researchers of meditation interventions should discuss the best methodologic control for these studies. SN - 1534-3081 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22717699/The_effects_of_meditation_based_interventions_on_the_treatment_of_fibromyalgia_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-012-0285-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -