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The purpose of this study is to determine whether relaxation and guided imagery techniques are effective in reducing childbirth pain.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Pain at Childbirth
relaxation (breathing and muscles) and guided imagery ("safe place")
Hadassah Ein-Kerem Haspitol
Not yet recruiting
Hadassah Medical Organization
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:14:15-0400
Interstitial cystitis (IC) affects more than one million women in the United States. It has been thought that IC patients who have been unable to obtain adequate relief from medical remedi...
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of relaxation, with or without guided imagery, for treating children with functional abdominal pain. The study will evaluate a chi...
Parkinson's disease patients may have pronounced ON-OFF motor fluctuations. These motor fluctuations are currently treated with medication and surgery, which are limited by their efficacy ...
The purpose of the study is to identify non-invasive strategies that will optimize the neurobiological environment and improve learning and memory in the treatment of chronic pain. The ove...
The purpose of this study is to investigate novel methods from CAM aimed at alleviating chronic pain related to functional bowel disorders in children. To that end, two CAM modalities wil...
Psychological models propose that the amotivational negative symptoms (ANS) of psychosis are influenced by expectations of future events; both anticipatory success (believing one can achieve something...
Breathing techniques are commonly used to alleviate pain. Despite their frequent use, surprisingly little is known about their efficacy as well as their underlying physiological mechanisms. The purpos...
We examined the effects of a guided imagery intervention on perceived stress in pregnant adolescents.
Accessory muscles are relatively rare anatomic duplications of muscles that may appear anywhere in the muscular system. Though a wide array of accessory and supernumery muscles involving the ankle hav...
Rectus capitis posterior (RCP) muscles have physical attachments to the pain-sensitive spinal dura. Atrophy of these muscles is associated with chronic headache in some patients. The authors suspect t...
The use of mental images produced by the imagination as a form of psychotherapy. It can be classified by the modality of its content: visual, verbal, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, or kinesthetic. Common themes derive from nature imagery (e.g., forests and mountains), water imagery (e.g., brooks and oceans), travel imagery, etc. Imagery is used in the treatment of mental disorders and in helping patients cope with other diseases. Imagery often forms a part of HYPNOSIS, of AUTOGENIC TRAINING, of RELAXATION TECHNIQUES, and of BEHAVIOR THERAPY. (From Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, vol. 4, pp29-30, 1994)
Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.
A type of pain that is perceived in an area away from the site where the pain arises, such as facial pain caused by lesion of the VAGUS NERVE, or throat problem generating referred pain in the ear.
Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)
Abnormal breathing through the mouth, usually associated with obstructive disorders of the nasal passages.
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...