ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

 
Print Page
Email Article

Writing may ease symptoms

  [ 81 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Source: Healthwatch • www.ProHealth.com • April 14, 1999


Many CFIDS patients have found benefits in writing, and a new study suggests those benefits may be more than emotional.

Patients with asthma or rheumatoid arthritis who wrote about the most stressful experiences in their lives experienced a substantial, clinically observed reduction in physical symptoms, according to a study published in the April 14, 1999, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, by Joshua M. Smyth, PhD, and colleagues at North Dakota State University in Fargo, involved 112 patients who were assigned to write about stressful events or emotionally neutral topics. Those who wrote about traumatic life experiences had significant changes in health after four months, compared to the control group.

“These gains were beyond those attributable to the standard medical care that all participants were receiving,” the authors wrote. “It remains unknown whether these health improvements will persist beyond four months or whether this exercise will prove effective with other diseases.”

A growing amount of literature suggests that addressing patients’ psychological needs produces both psychological and physical health benefits. Expressive writing is one such technique that has been used successfully in several controlled studies. While the mechanisms underlying these effects have not been established, the authors noted that participants experienced considerable emotional upset during the writing sessions along with changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Perhaps, as other studies have suggested, the immune response is affected by those physiological responses, or memories of past traumas may be altered by the writing process, making it easier to cope with stress.

In an accompanying editorial, David Spiegel, MD, of Stanford University, wrote that the study “provided evidence that medical treatment is more effective when standard pharmacological intervention is combined with the management of emotional distress. Ventilation of negative emotions, even just to an unknown reader, seems to have helped these patients. It is not simply mind over matter, but it is clear that mind matters.”




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra ATP+, Double Strength


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt
Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant Improvements in Memory, Learning, and Cognition.3 Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant Improvements in Memory, Learning, and Cognition.3

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map