Mindfulness meditation: a primer for rheumatologists.

Author: Young LA.
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 8023 Burnett Womack Building, Campus Box # 7170 UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7170, USA.
Conference/Journal: Rheum Dis Clin North Am.
Date published: 2011 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 37 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 63-75 , Word Count: 78

Over the past decade, there has been an increasing interest in meditation as a mind-body approach, given its potential to alleviate emotional distress and promote improved well being in a variety of populations. The overall purpose of this review is to provide the practicing rheumatologist with an overview of mindfulness and how it can be applied to Western medical treatment plans to enhance both the medical and psychological care of patients.

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PMID: 21220086