What we are studying
The purpose of this research study is to see if and how breathing based practices like meditation affects pain. Specifically, we are interested in assessing if breathing practices are associated with the release of naturally occurring opiates in your body. You may receive intravenous administration of saline or naloxone, a relatively safe drug (FDA approved drug) that blocks the transmission of opioid activity in the brain, and thermal stimulation that produces the feeling of pain.
$300 for completing all study visits