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mindfulness-and-painWebMD (http://tinyurl.com/mindfulness-and-pain 11/11, Warner) reported that, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain, “as little as an hour of mindfulness training is enough to reduce pain.” In “a group of 22 college students [who] received three, 20-minute mindfulness training sessions over the course of three days,” researchers found that “mindfulness meditation training reduced the pain ratings of both ‘high’ and ‘low’ levels of pain more than math distraction and relaxation techniques,” and that “the meditation training seemed to have reduced general pain sensitivity even after the experiments were over.”

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