Healthy mind, healthy body

Stefanie Garber

Mind-body therapies, which focus on creating mental well being, could play a significant role in pain relief

In one European study, up to 20 percent of adults reported suffering from chronic pain lasting up to six months. Twenty percent of these people reported losing their job over their condition. Craig Hassed, a senior lecturer at Monash University, suggests that one strategy to deal with this widespread issue is to heal the mind as well as the body. In a recent paper in the Australian Family Physician, he claims that mind-body therapies, in c...

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Published 19 March, 2013 | Updated 30 April, 2013