News from the Gupta Programme here for you, and I have also managed to negotiate a discount for you if you think the programme might help you.
New Study Shows Neuroplasticity “Brain Retraining” Program Is An Effective Treatment For Fibromyalgia
It is believed that around 10m people in the USA, and 2m people in the UK, may suffer from Fibromyalgia. It is a disabling syndrome of unknown cause, mainly characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, stiffness, sleep problems, cognitive dysfunction, and distress. It generates a huge amount of suffering in the population, and a great economic burden for public health.
Our new ground-breaking Fibromyalgia study on the Gupta Program has just been published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Medicine. In this study, the Gupta Program was tested for 8 weeks against a control group engaging in an equivalent amount of relaxation techniques.
Details of the Fibromyalgia Study
This study was a randomized controlled trial (RCT), with a total of 41 Fibromyalgia patients who were randomized into two study arms: the active intervention group using a combination of Amygdala and Insula Retraining and Mindfulness (MAIR), and an active control group engaging in an equivalent amount of time in relaxation techniques (RT), both as add-ons to treatment as usual.
The MAIR group demonstrated significantly greater reductions in functional impairment, anxiety, and depression, as well as significant decreases in pain catastrophizing, with large effect sizes. There were also significant improvements in clinical severity and health-related quality of life, with large effect sizes.
The study also analysed changes in a brain chemical known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Some studies have found this to be elevated in Fibromyalgia, with some authors suggesting its potential implication in worsening pain symptoms, as it plays a key role in a variety of neuroplasticity processes, including pain modulation, pain transduction, nociception, and hyperalgesia.
In the study, there were no changes in the BDNF levels in patients in the control group. However, in the active MAIR group, levels of BDNF were significantly reduced and approached those of pain-free controls, pointing towards a normalizing effect of MAIR.
In summary, the results found that after just an 8 week intervention, the group using the Gupta Program had significantly far greater reductions in symptoms and pain, and increases in overall health, compared to the control group. These are very promising results, especially since the Gupta Program is meant for a minimum 6 months, so we expect the results to be even better when committed to the program longer term.
37% Reduction in Fibro (FIQ) Scores (0% in Control Group)
47% Increase in Perceived Health (EQ-VAS) (16% in Control Group)
46% Reduction in Pain Catastrophizing (9% in Control Group)
45% Reduction in Anxiety (HADS-A) (15% in Control Group)
41% Reduction in Depression (HADS-B) (6% in Control Group)
To learn more about the study you can visit our webpage here.
You can read the full study here: Mindfulness-Based Program Plus Amygdala and Insula Retraining (MAIR) for the Treatment of Women with Fibromyalgia: A
Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial – October 2020, Journal of Clinical Medicine. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/9/10/3246
Obviously, with such a small sample size, this is encouraging and more research needs to be done. However, it is the first controlled study of its kind to examine the effects of neuroplasticity programs on chronic illnesses and it is hoped that this study will attract further funding for a larger scale trial, and bring hope to millions of sufferers.
Gupta Programme Purehealth Discount
Ashok has kindly agreed that if you wish to purchase the programme, he will give Purehealth people $50 off. Use this link here and quote PUREHEALTH.
You can read more about brain retraining and the Gupta programme in my Healing Plan too here.
I truly hope it helps ease your pain.