Complementary Health Approaches Proven to Be Effective at Managing Pain

Did you ever consider yoga, acupuncture, or tai-chi as forms of pain relief? A review of U.S.-based clinical trials conducted by a group of scientists at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health concluded that these complementary health approaches can effectively manage common pain conditions. Pain cannot always be fully relieved by medications, complicating the lives of millions of Americans. These complementary health approach...
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SmartMat: The world’s first intelligent yoga mat.

SmartMat is the first intelligent yoga mat with a companion app to coach you through individual exercises and correct your positioning. It contains a number of sensors that measure pressure. You calibrate the mat by giving it information about your age, gender, height and weight, then you lay down on the mat to measure the length of your arms and legs. Once the mat is set to your unique stats, it will be able to understand exactly where your hands and feet are placed, if you’ve achieved balance ...
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Study reveals how relaxation could cut health care costs

Relaxation-response techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and prayer, could reduce the need for health care services by 43 percent, according to a study at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that looked at participants in a relaxation-response-focused training program. Previous studies have shown that eliciting the relaxation response, a physiologic state of deep rest not only relieves stress and anxiety, but also affects physiologic factors such as blood pressure, heart rat...
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