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First, improved endothelium-dependent relaxation response to Ach was taken as a functional evidence of enhanced NO release.
In fact, a randomized, controlled trial of older adults showed that an eight-week program of relaxation response plus other stress management techniques lessened the amount of medication some of the participants needed to control their blood pressure.
When a cardiac rehabilitation programme was combined with relaxation response training, participants experienced significant reductions in blood pressure, decreases in lipid levels, and increases in psychological functioning when compared to participants' status before the programme.
3) who observed a decrease in the same variable during exercise and rest while eliciting a practiced relaxation response.
9[degrees]/0) and the relaxation response group (64.
The self-help content is utilized to elicit the relaxation response and teach the inmates how to cope under times of distress.
Practice the technique once or twice daily, but not within two hours after meals, since the digestive processes seem to interfere with the elicitation of the Relaxation Response.
The relaxation response is a common stress management technique intended to replace the stress response (Seaward, 2004).
The answer seems to be that those who did value meditation, found Jewish meditation to be more attractive than a parve relaxation response.
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.
More recently Dr Herbert Benson introduced his relaxation response to combat stress.