Navigation Links
A massage is proven to relieve psychophysiological state of patients with chronic headache
Date:7/8/2010

This release is available in Spanish.

Researchers at the University of Granada -in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio and the University Rey Juan Carlos- have proven that the psychological and physiological state of patients with tension headache improves within 24 hours after receiving a 30-minute massage.

As researchers explained, tension headaches have an increasing incidence in the population. This type of disorder is usually treated with analgesics, that relieve symptoms temporarily. One of the main causes of this type of headache is the presence of trigger points. Recently, new strategies for controlling this disabling pain are being studied.

Physiological improvement

The researcher Cristina Toro Velasco, leader of the study, under Professor Manuel Arroyo Morales supervision- has proven that a 30-minute massage on cervical trigger points improves autonomic nervous system regulation in these patients. Additionally, patients exhibit a better psychological state and "reduce the stress and anxiety associated to such a disturbing disorder".

Similarly, patients report a perceived relief from symptoms within 24 hours after the massage. This might mean that massages may reduce the pain caused by trigger points, which would involve an improvement in the general state of patients.


'/>"/>

Contact: Manuel Arroyo-Morales
marroyo@ugr.es
34-958-248-030
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. After 5 years, free systems biology markup language has proven popular
2. Vidalia onions: Alternative to hand-transplanting proven effective
3. UB specialized exercise regimen shown to relieve prolonged concussion symptoms
4. Study shows pine bark naturally relieves symptoms of acute hemorrhoids
5. Arid aquaculture among livelihoods promoted to relieve worsening pressure on worlds drylands
6. UNC team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer
7. NY state the focus of Congressional hearing on how research and innovation fuel local economies
8. Florida State researcher uncovers proteins role in cell division
9. Major magnet grant to advance state-of-the-art in chemical analysis
10. Thymoquinone induced oxidative stress targets highly aggressive prostate cancers
11. NC State to develop next generation HazMat boots
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical imaging industry.  As ... added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. Photo - ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision ... Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , a complete ... MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple complex biometric transactions ... of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. It leverages ... and MegaMatcher Accelerator , which have been ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... April 20, 2016 The new ... a compact web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door ... reader or the door interface with integration authorization management ... control systems. The minimal dimensions of the access control ... the building installations offer considerable freedom of design with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN DIEGO , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... that more sensitively detects cancers susceptible to PARP ... individual circulating tumor cells (CTCs). The new test ... of HRD-targeted therapeutics in multiple cancer types. ... therapies targeting DNA damage response pathways, including PARP, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in ... peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject of a new article on ... biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma patients that ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... announce the launch of their brand, UP4™ Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The ... is proud to add Target to its list of well-respected retailers. This list ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or ... of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for ... as WDR5 represent an exciting class of therapies, ... medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances have been ...
Breaking Biology Technology: