Minding the Mind-Body Literature

Publication Harvard University

Wayne, Peter, Mehta, Darshan, and Yeh, Gloria.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Vol. 22, No. 11

T’ai ChiIs Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis and the Grief It Causes

Author information: Peter Wayne, PhD
Director of Research, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Citation: Wang C, Schmid CH, Iversen MD, et al. Comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2016;165:77–86.

Mindfulness and Pathways of Pain Control: Opportunity Knocks

Author information: Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH
Director, Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
Director or Mind-Body Research
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Citation: Zeidan F, Adler-Neal AL, Wells RE, et al. Mindfulness-meditation-based pain relief is not mediated by endogenous opioids. J Neurosci 2016;36:3391–3397.

Mind-Body Approach to Low Back Pain: A “No-Brainer” or “All-Brainer,” Depending on How You Look at It

Author information: Darshan Mehta, MD
Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Director of Education
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Citations: Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Balderson BH, et al. Effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction vs cognitive behavioral therapy or usual care on back pain and functional limitations in adults with chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2016;315:1240–1249.