Meditation Helps Migraines After 20 Days of Practice

Those who want a quick fix for headaches are going to be disappointed because a study showed benefits after 20 days of use…

Complement Ther Med. 2019 Oct;46:136-143. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.08.011.
A reanalysis of a randomized trial on meditation for migraine headaches:
Distraction is not enough but meditation takes time.
Wachholtz A et al
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31519270

“RESULTS:
The active group showed significant decreases in anger (p = .005) and migraine pain (p = .002) over time. Further analysis showed that the bulk of the change for the active management group occurred in the final 10 days, after 20 days of practice of the technique (p < .05).”

Comment – people who expect immediate results will give up before the first 20 days is over; don’t do that…

 

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