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2021 Dec 11

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Effect of Guided Imagery on Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life in Musculoskeletal Medicine: a Comprehensive Narrative Review.


Kaplun A, Alperovitch-Najenson D, Kalichman L
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2021 Dec 11; 25(12):76.
PMID: 34894311.


Guided imagery (GI) is a non-pharmacological method used to reduce pain, stress, and anxiety. No comprehensive review has yet investigated the application of GI in musculoskeletal medicine, its various types, and potential mechanisms. The aim of this comprehensive narrative review was to examine the types of GI used in musculoskeletal medicine and GI effect on pain and health-related quality of life.