How shiatsu could help those with chronic pain get a better night’s sleep

Shiatsu study to use

Global News

Watch above: Local researchers say an ancient therapy could offer people with chronic pain who have trouble sleeping, get some rest. Su-Ling Goh reports.

EDMONTON – It’s estimated up to 80 per cent of people who live with chronic pain have trouble falling and staying asleep. But a new study out of the University of Alberta is hoping to ease their pain with an ancient form of therapy.

Nancy Cheyne has lived with chronic joint pain since the mid-1970s, after she was in a car accident.

“My shoulder, my hips, my knees, my ankles. It’s everywhere.”

Cheyne’s pain has gotten increasingly worse over the years and has progressed so much she now has trouble walking. Cheyne says getting to sleep at night also causes her troubles.

“If I get to sleep by 1:30 in the morning, that’s good. And I’m up at 5:30,” she says. “It’s always interrupted sleep.”

Dr. Cary Brown…

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