Eight-week Mindfulness Training Helps Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Pilot Study Suggests

Eight-week Mindfulness Training Helps Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Pilot Study Suggests
Completing an eight-week program of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) helps lessen clinical symptoms of fibromyalgia, including disease severity, depression, perceived stress, and cognitive difficulties, a pilot trial suggests. The practice also seems to ease patients' pro-inflammatory condition, helping to normalize blood levels of an anti-inflammatory cytokine called IL-10. The study, “Immune-inflammatory pathways and clinical changes in fibromyalgia patients treated with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): A randomized, controlled clinical trial,” was published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. There is some promising evidence that training in mindfulness, including engaging in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program, can relieve 
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