Mindfulness training has been reported as beneficial for reducing symptoms in several chronic pain conditions, including headache (1,2). One potential mechanism for the therapeutic effects of mindfulness may be a reduction in pro-inflammatory cytokine (PIC) levels. Cytokines are regulatory proteins secreted by numerous cells including immune cells in the periphery and microglia in the Central Nervous System (CNS).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Pain Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
CATHCART, S., Della Vedova, C., Immink, M., Proeve, M., & Hayball, J. (2013). Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine. Journal of Pain Management, 6(3), 235-238. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=47525