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What Kind of Chronic Pain Affects Veterans

What Kind of Chronic Pain Affects Veterans

by MindBody Matrix May 25, 2020 3 min read

55% of patients treated at the Veterans Health Administration are diagnosed with a musculoskeletal disorder. This usually involves pain in the bones, connective tissue, muscles, or nerves.
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CBD Oil for Worries? Here's Everything You Need to Know About It

CBD Oil for Worries? Here's Everything You Need to Know About It

by MindBody Matrix April 20, 2020 3 min read

What is CBD oil?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. Cannabinoids naturally occur in the body and are known as endocannabinoids. They act as a bridge between the body and mind.

CBD oil is made by taking potent hemp plants and using an extraction solvent and applying it to ground hemp plants. When the solvent is removed, the CBD oil remains.

CBD oil does a lot for your brain. For the most part, it changes how different receptors in your brain function. The biggest one related to worries is serotonin, which plays a big role in your mental health.

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Meditation Actually Decreases Chronic Pain

Meditation Actually Decreases Chronic Pain

by MindBody Matrix April 15, 2020 3 min read

Despite what you may think, meditation does not have to be difficult. In fact, you can teach yourself how to meditate in 10 minutes or less with the help of some online resources.

One study found that after an 8 week meditation program, 95% of those with worries and pain had a moderate reduction in their symptoms. 

 

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Being Grateful Literally Changes Your Brain Chemistry

Being Grateful Literally Changes Your Brain Chemistry

by MindBody Matrix April 02, 2020 3 min read

Being Grateful Literally Changes Your Brain Chemistry

One of the most important aspects of positive psychology is gratitude. Studies show that gratitude can change how your brain is wired.

Gratitude is not the same as being happy. Being grateful just means that you are making an effort to show appreciation for kindness and for the good things you have in your life. 

If you want to get similar results to those in the study, you have a few options. You can also write letters of gratitude to people in your life each week, but that's not the only option.

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As seen on The Doctors TV Show

As seen on The Doctors TV Show

by MindBody Matrix January 02, 2020 5 min read

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The Worst Treatments for Chronic Pain

The Worst Treatments for Chronic Pain

by MindBody Matrix January 02, 2020 2 min read

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