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Human Studies

2020 Apr 20

Eur J Pain

Mindfulness meditation is related to sensory-affective uncoupling of pain in trained novice and expert practitioners.


Mindfulness meditation can alleviate acute and chronic pain. It has been proposed that mindfulness meditation reduces pain by uncoupling sensory and affective pain dimensions. However, studies to date have reported mixed results, possibly due to a diversity of styles of and expertise in mindfulness meditation. Furthermore, the interrelations between mindfulness meditation and pain catastrophizing during acute pain remain little known.