If you want to reduce the effects of allergies, you need to breathe because, according to a study conducted by the Ohio State University College of Medicine, stress increases inflammatory proteins, which makes the situation worse. The study involved people who spoked in public and were pricked with an allergen prior to the event. Those people [...]
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PLoS One, an interactive open-access journal, published a study conducted by Jeffery A. Dusek and colleagues from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. The study found the relaxation response (RR) achieved through mind-body practices—such as yoga, meditation, repetitive prayer, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, guided imagery, and Qi [...]
Although not all stress is harmful to the body, chronic stress can cause physical, emotional and psychological strain on the body. It can affect the body in a negative way because when you are chronically stressed, the adrenal glands are in high gear making cortisol, and cortisol can damage the body.
Endless parties, rounds of shopping, constant baking, daily cleaning, and unending guests can often squash your holiday spirit. If you want to make sure your holidays are as cheerful as the the festive moments portrayed on TV, you need to realize stress can undermine your holiday cheer, and holiday stress is based on three main triggers.
Duke University researchers have discovered some things about colds sores. For instance, they now know where the dormant virus responsible for cold sores hangs out, which means in the future they may find a way to disable it when it decides to flare up. According to Bryan Cullen, Duke professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, [...]
Two weeks ago, the yellow brick road I had been traveling on seemed to curl up under my toes and disappear. I discovered my younger brother had acute myeloid leukemia, which then precipitated numerous phone calls, doctor appointments, meetings, and decisions that ended with an emergency trip to the hospital for an indeterminate stay.
A study published in March 2008 in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and conducted by Jeffery A. Dusek, et al., involved 122 patients over fifty-five years old who were taking two or more medications to lower their blood pressure. The test was to evaluate lifestyle modification versus relaxation response techniques in relation to systolic blood [...]
Migraines can be debilitating. Symptoms before a migraine can last eight to ten hours and often include feeling off balance, mood changes, cravings for sweets, or overall tiredness or lethargy. During a migraine, symptoms usually last from four to seventy-two hours and can include all or just one of these symptoms: sensitivity to light and/or [...]
If you’ve ever thought about getting a pet, numerous studies have shown you could be healthier if you own a dog. According to one 2008 UK study, older adults benefit physically when interacting with dogs, and a study by Hayley Cutt from the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia found dog owners are seven times [...]
f you’re suffering from high blood pressure or want to reduce stress one way you can lower it is with a great new machine, called the RESPeRATE. It harnesses the natural therapeutic power of breathing in combination with musical cues to lower blood pressure and alleviate stress. Here’s how it works: