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Doctor's orders: Cross your legs and say 'Om'; Interest in meditation grows with evidence it might reduce the brain's reaction to pain and increase pain tolerance.
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Hospitals; Studies; Hypnotherapy; Fibromyalgia; Back pain; Rheumatoid arthritis; Mental institutions; Medical procedures; Children & youth; Pain management; Meditation; Medical research
Author: Vaucher, Andrea R
Date: Oct 29, 2007
Start Page: F.4
Section: Health; Part F; Features Desk
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In a new study, published in October in the journal Pain, Natalia Morone, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, tracked the effect of mindfulness meditation on chronic lower back pain in adults 65 and older.

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