Psychological Therapies Ease Arthritis Pain

Arthritis sufferers can alleviate their pain by using mental imagery and hypnotherapy.

This is the finding of Bryan Bennett and colleagues from Bangor University who presented their findings on the11 September 2008, at The British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference held at the University of Bath.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive and disabling auto-immune disease affecting 0.8% of the UK adult population. It is an incredibly painful condition and can cause severe disability and ultimately affects a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. Even with current medical treatment many people still report high levels of pain. A rising number of chronic sufferers now turn to complementary and alternative medicines to lessen the main symptoms of pain and fatigue. Read More…

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