Can mind body treatments cure chronic pain?

Gabrielle Lis

Bold claims are emerging about chronic pain eliminated by psychological treatments with a mind-body focus.

It’s a good news story if ever we heard one: a 17 year old boy who’s suffered from debilitating abdominal pain for three years cured after just three months of treatment. The clinician who treated him believes that many others – including patients with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – could receive similar benefits, if only they were diagnosed and treated appropriately. (If you’re wondering what abdomina...

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