The addition of SFTE to the atherogenic diet significantly improved the relaxation response
There are many ways to elicit the relaxation response
Everyone is familiar with stress response," said Lee, "but what about relaxation response
(first identified by Harvard cardiologist and researcher Dr.
The relaxation response
can be evoked using various relaxation techniques, such as autogenics, progressive muscle relaxation and meditation.
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): A new study has found that elicitation of the relaxation response
- a physiologic state of deep rest induced by practices such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing and prayer - produces immediate changes in the expression of genes involved in immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion.
Twenty-three patients were randomized into three groups: Positive Psychology (PP), Relaxation Response
(RR), and Recollection.
Herbert Benson's 1975 classic The Relaxation Response
, which suggests relaxing one's mind for 10 minutes--and then, even more important, spending the next 10 minutes reading and pondering a positive passage from an inspirational work.
Bensen, Beary, and Carol, 1974 (1974), asserts that it is the attention to the target stimulus that is the primarily responsible for the production of the relaxation response
The self-help content is utilized to elicit the relaxation response
and teach the inmates how to cope under times of distress.
According to Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise, "Exercise produces a relaxation response
that serves as a positive distraction.
have recently used a statistical-mechanical projection-operator method developed by Zwanzig and Robertson (89) to model dielectric and magnetic relaxation response
and the associated entropy production (19), (40), (41), (43), (44).
The study hypothesis was that acupressure would result in improved scores on cognitive tests as a result of an enhanced relaxation response
with resultant stress reduction.