Meditation and Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis?

Effects of Meditation on Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis?

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Research published in the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies has looked at the effects of meditation on patients suffering from osteoarthritis in their knees.

The researchers studied patients over an 8 week programme of meditation and found that, of the 9 subjects who completed the course (out of 11 starters), all had a significantly significant improvement in all of the measures of knee pain used.

(Key outcomes included recommended measures of knee pain (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index [WOMAC] and 11-point numeric rating scale [NRS]) and perceived global status (patient global assessment).

They also looked at measures like perceived stress; stress hardiness; mood; sleep; and sympathetic activation.

They concluded that a mantra meditation programme may help reduce knee pain and improve patients’ mood.

 

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/act.2013.19302

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