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Titolo:
Functional relaxation as a somatopsychotherapeutic intervention: A prospective controlled study
Autore:
Loew, TH; Sohn, R; Martus, P; Tritt, K; Rechlin, T;
Indirizzi:
Univ Erlangen Nurnberg, Dept Psychosomat Med & Psychotherapy, Erlangen, Germany Univ Erlangen Nurnberg Erlangen Germany sychotherapy, Erlangen, Germany Univ Erlangen Nurnberg, Inst Med Informat & Epidemiol, Erlangen, Germany Univ Erlangen Nurnberg Erlangen Germany & Epidemiol, Erlangen, Germany Cty Hosp, Rendsburg, Germany Cty Hosp Rendsburg GermanyCty Hosp, Rendsburg, Germany
Titolo Testata:
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE
fascicolo: 6, volume: 6, anno: 2000,
pagine: 70 - 75
SICI:
1078-6791(200011)6:6<70:FRAASI>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE; PSYCHOTHERAPY-RESEARCH; PEDIATRIC HEADACHE; ASTHMATICS; PLACEBO;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Loew, TH InnoVision Commun, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA InnoVision Commun 101 Columbia Aliso Viejo CA USA 92656 92656 USA
Citazione:
T.H. Loew et al., "Functional relaxation as a somatopsychotherapeutic intervention: A prospective controlled study", ALTERN TH H, 6(6), 2000, pp. 70-75

Abstract

Context . Functional relaxation is based on concentration on body perception while moving the joints of the skeleton smoothly and simultaneously breathing out. Case reports have shown that patients with headaches can profit from functional relaxation. Objective . To examine whether patients with chronic tension headaches (International Headache Society diagnosis) who use functional relaxation as a complementary treatment will report less pain than before they learned thistechnique. Design . Randomized, prospective, single-blind controlled trial. Standardized elements of functional relaxation were compared to a placebo-relaxationtechnique, a simple isotonic exercise of the hand. Setting . Primary care, ambulatory private practice. Participants . Twelve matched pairs were chosen according to age, sex, andinitial pain intensity This poststratification was performed on patients, who kept a complete pain diary covering 60 days before and 60 days after the introduction to the therapy. After a PS-minute introduction in small groups, the patients were told to do the exercises as often as possible for thefollowing 2 months. Main Outcome Measures . Pain diary. Results . In the functional-relaxation group, a significant reduction was found in the sum of total pain hours and in high- and medium-intensive pain(Wilcoxon signed rank test). Conclusions . This study supports the concept that this psychosomatic therapy ran bring relief from tension headaches. This procedure can be viewed as an easy-to-learn relaxation technique to be used either prophylactic or complementary to pharmaceutical treatment.

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