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:12/16/2016)... 2016 The global wearable medical device market, in terms ... from USD 5.31 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 18.0% ... ... advancements in medical devices, launch of a growing number of smartphone-based ... among healthcare providers, and increasing focus on physical fitness. ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... , Dec. 15, 2016 ... driving experience, health wellness and wellbeing (HWW), ... one in three new passenger vehicles begin ... recognition, gesture recognition, heart beat monitoring, brain ... monitoring, facial monitoring, and pulse detection. These ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Market Research Future published ... Market. The global Mobile Biometric Security and Service Market is expected ... to 2022. Market Highlights: ... , , Mobile Biometric ... due to the increasing need of authentication and security from unwanted ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... and Markets ... addition of the "Implantable Biomaterials Market Analysis & ... to their offering. Report Highlights: ... current and future market trends to identify the investment opportunities ... numbers Key market trends across the business segments, Regions ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Mass. , Jan. 19, 2017 AquaBounty ... focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture and a majority-owned ... announces that it has completed the listing of its ... the equity subscription from Intrexon. "AquaBounty,s listing ... that will broaden our exposure to the U.S. markets ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 18, 2017 The global biotechnology services ... billion by 2025, according to a new report ... been adaptive of the function of outsourcing certain ... Among the services outsourced, clinical trial management and ... & Johnson was the first pharmaceutical company to ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , January 18, 2017 According to a new ... Diagnosis, Neuroscience, Cytology, Infectious Disease), & End User (Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories, Academic and ... expected to reach USD 739.9 Million by 2021 from USD 557.1 Million in ... Reading ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ...
Breaking Biology Technology: