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October 8, 2019

Cancer patients who exercise have less heart damage from chemotherapy

The science of mindfulness — what do we really know and where do we go?

RMTAO Announces New Executive Director and CEO

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Visceral massage: The mind gut interaction and the role of the massage therapist

“The vagus nerve may play an important role in pain modulation by inhibiting inflammation, oxidative stress, and sympathetic activity, and possibly by inducing a brain activation pattern that may be incongruent with the brain matrix of pain. Finally, vagal activation may mediate or work in synergism with the effects of the opioid system in pain modulation. All these mechanisms are thought to influence neuronal hyperexcitability, culminating in the perception of less pain. For all the above neurobiological reasons, it seems justified to increase vagal nerve activity to reduce pain as this targets all five mechanisms with one intervention. This hypothesis is supported by experimental studies on animals and preliminary intervention trials on humans.” » Learn more