Loving-Kindness Meditation for Chronic Low Back Pain

  title={Loving-Kindness Meditation for Chronic Low Back Pain},
  author={James W. Carson and Francis J. Keefe and Thomas R. Lynch and Kimberly M. Carson and Veeraindar Goli and Anne Marie Fras and Steven R. Thorp},
  journal={Journal of Holistic Nursing},
  pages={287 - 304}
Purpose: Loving-kindness meditation has been used for centuries in the Buddhist tradition to develop love and transform anger into compassion. This pilot study tested an 8-week loving-kindness program for chronic low back pain patients. Method: Patients (N = 43) were randomly assigned to the intervention or standard care. Standardized measures assessed patients’ pain, anger, and psychological distress. Findings: Post and follow-up analyses showed significant improvements in pain and… 

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