Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: benefits from massage therapy.
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Studied children with mild to moderate juvenile rheumatoid arthritis who were massaged by their parents 15 minutes a day for 30 days (and a control group engaged in relaxation therapy). The children's anxiety and stress hormone (cortisol) levels were immediately decreased by the massage, and over the 30-day period their pain decreased on self-reports, parent reports, and their physician's assessment of pain (both the incidence and severity) and pain-limiting activities.
Field, T; Hernandez-Reif, M; Seligman, S; Krasnegor, J; Sunshine, W; Rivas-Chacon, R; Schanberg, S; Kuhn, C
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