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Could Green-Light Eyeglasses Help Manage Anxiety About Fibromyalgia Pain? — Everyday Health

Thursday, 3 November, 2022

Could Green-Light Eyeglasses Help Manage Anxiety About Fibromyalgia Pain? — Everyday Health

People with fibromyalgia who wore special green eyeglasses for several hours a day had less anxiety and used fewer opioids to manage chronic pain than people who didn’t wear the glasses, according to a new study presented at Anesthesiology 2022 conference, held in San Francisco October 13–17.

“Our research found that certain wavelengths of green light stimulate the pathways in the brain that help manage pain,” said the lead author, Padma Gulur, MD, the executive vice chair of Duke Anesthesiology and Duke Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in a press release. “There is an urgent need for additional treatments to reduce the use of opioids among patients with fibromyalgia and other types of chronic pain, and green eyeglasses could provide an easy-to-use, nondrug option,” she said.

Read more at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia/greenlight-eyeglasses-help-manage-fibromyalgia-pain-related-anxiety/

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