Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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- What is neuroplasticity?
- How does mindfulness meditation help with headache disorders?
- Are there any negative side effects of mindfulness meditation?
- Is mindfulness meditation based on religion?
- What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
- How does meditation change the brain?
- What is the role of stress in migraine disease and what is the impact of mindfulness meditation?
- Is there evidence that mindfulness meditation can help with migraine disease?
- When should a person living with migraine disease consider mindfulness meditation?
Rebecca Wells, MD, MPH
Neurologist and Headache Specialist
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Dr. Rebecca Erwin Wells is an expert in Headache Medicine and Integrative Medicine, having completed fellowships in both specialties through Harvard Medical School. She has NIH funding to research mind-body interventions for migraine relief, evaluating the efficacy and mechanisms of meditative treatments for stress reduction and pain control. Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, where she founded and directs their Comprehensive Headache Program and serves as an Associate Director of Clinical Research at their Center for Integrative Medicine. She has been a “Best Doctor of America” since 2015, serves as Treasurer of the Southern Headache Society, and is actively involved in the American Headache Society.
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