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Doctors are Prescribing "Mindfulness" for Fibromyalgia

Improvements needed for mindfulness

An international organization composed of famous and well-respected neuroscientists and mindfulness researchers wrote an article entitled, “Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation.” They think that further research is needed before medical doctors and experts support and apply the use of mindfulness and meditation for diseases.

The terms should be explained more and clearly clarified to the patients who consider mindfulness. It can be as simple as downloading and listening to audio files to a more observed approach, such as Zinn’s method. Since patients have the right to know this kind of information, they should be well-informed.