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The Role of the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Mindfulness-Based Analgesia

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abstract
Pain is a multidimensional experience that combines sensory, affective, and cognitive factors, causing its treatment to be extremely complicated and often ineffective. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to be an effective approach to decreasing pain. While these benefits have largely been seen over extensive, eight-week long training regimens, we have repeatedly shown that just three to four days of mindfulness meditation training can significantly reduce pain. Mindfulness-based analgesia after brief mental training is associated with
subject
heart rate variability
mindfulness meditation
pain
placebo
contributor
Adler-Neal, Adrienne (author)
Zeidan, Fadel (committee chair)
Diz, Debra I (committee member)
Eisenach, James C (committee member)
Waugh, Christian E (committee member)
Rejeski, Jack (committee member)
date
2018-05-24T08:36:12Z (accessioned)
2020-05-23T08:30:20Z (available)
2018 (issued)
degree
Neuroscience (discipline)
embargo
2020-05-23 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/90734 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Role of the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Mindfulness-Based Analgesia
type
Dissertation

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