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Open-loop audio-visual stimulation might help improve sleep in older adults with osteoporosis pain
A recent study examined an open-loop neurofeedback audio-visual stimulation (AVS) program as a way to manage insomnia in older adults with osteoporosis pain. AVS is a self-care approach using light and sound patterns to promote sleep. The study found that a 30-min open-loop AVS program achieved delta induction, which can promote sleep.
Certain dietary ingredients can relieve musculoskeletal pain
A steering committee recently convened to evaluate whether there is sufficient evidence on the impact of certain dietary ingredients in chronic musculoskeletal pain to help inform clinical decisions and self-care, specifically for Special Operations Forces personnel. The review found that certain dietary ingredients, included as part of a balanced diet or as a supplement, may alleviate musculoskeletal pain with little to no risk of harm.