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  Release of relaxation hormones has positive effects, researchers say.   Receiving soothing massages for eight weeks after the death of a loved one can provide much-needed consolation during an intense, stressful period of grieving, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.  Hand and foot massages can help […]


Acupuncture needles placed into two specific spots on the head may reduce anxiety levels of highly nervous dental patients, according to a study published in Acupuncture in Medicine.   The needles induce relaxation and reduce fear that paralyzes some people facing dental treatments, say researchers from England and Denmark.   The acupuncture treatment was performed […]


Recent research has indicated concern for the degree of stress and emotional well-being among university staff. This study examined the effectiveness of yoga in enhancing emotional well-being and resilience to stress among university employees.   British researchers conducted a randomized clinical study, involving 48 people.  They were either placed into a yoga program, or wait […]


The authors of the review of several massage studies, acknowledge difficulties with research on the effects of massage, including the fact that it’s impossible to “blind” study participants or care providers to whether a person is receiving massage or a comparison treatment.   Nevertheless, they say there is “good evidence to suggest that massage therapy […]


Many researchers and clinicians now believe that chronic, low grade inflammation plays a role in disease development.  It is thought to play a significant role in the development of disease in obese people.  Researchers in the Netherlands tested their theory that certain dietary components can reduce low-grade inflammation as well as metabolic and oxidative stress.  […]


Scientists believe anger may alter the immune system in a similar manner to how stress causes chronic inflammation. Anger kills—isn’t a new concept in medical circles.  Since the late 1960s researchers have evaluated its link to heart disease.   A study consisting of 670 men, from 45 to 87, participants in the US Normative Aging […]


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of “energy medicine,” a psychological form of acupressure (without needles), that’s based on  our growing awareness of the connection between our body and it’s electromagnetic field, also called, “subtle energies,” your emotions, and your health. EFT has been reported successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range […]


Researchers at Ohio State University, who’ve previously conducted landmark research on the mind-body connection, Dr. Jane Kiecolt-Glaser and her associates, conducted a study to determine the stress reduction benefits of hatha yoga, and its chemical pathways.    They compared inflammation and endocrine chemical levels, in experienced yoga practitioners and novices before during and after a […]


We all experience varying degrees of stress in our daily life. It is also quite common to have been prescribed a tranquilizer, to help you cope with stress. Juggling between a load of tasks and things to worry about has become a daily routine in all our lives. But amidst this stressful life that you’re living, did you ever stop to think how you need to take better care of yourself? Did you ever stop to think about taking charge? Have you ever tried to destress?

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