And they are just now beginning to catch on to what my patients realize already. Harvard Study finds Yoga and Meditation helps!
Practices like yoga, meditation and prayer can help curb the need for general healthcare services by almost 50 percent according to researchers.
A study done by Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Institute for Technology Assessment and the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) reveals that evoking the relaxation response or a physiologic state of deep rest, helps alleviate stress and anxiety, while also affecting heart rate and blood pressure.
The study also found that practitioners primarily benefitted from neurologic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal ailments.