Yoga and meditation keep the doctor away every day: confirmation in a new study

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A new study has found that relaxation techniques dramatically reduce the need for medical visits, particularly for stress-related disorders. A great reason to start and continue practicing Yoga and meditation.

A new study found that the relaxation techniques drastically reduce the need to undergo health examinations, particularly for disorders related to stress. A great reason to start and continue practicing Yoga e meditation.





In fact, Yoga and meditation are able to give our body and mind a deep feeling of relaxation, using specific relaxation techniques. Healthcare professionals have long known that the use of relaxation techniques is beneficial to health, but it is not easy to prescribe these practices without relying on scientific evidence.

Here then is that the researchers of the Massachusetts General Hospital decided to conduct a retrospective analysis that took into account data from nearly 4000 patients between 2006 and 2014. These patients had followed their doctors' recommendations regarding the practice of relaxation techniques. Another 13 patients, on the other hand, had not used these techniques.

The results were surprising: the use of relaxation techniques reduced the incidence of health visits by 43%. We think how important it is to learn to relax in a life where strss situations are just around the corner like today.

Thanks to relaxation techniques, patients have learned to manage stress-related disorders and to feel better without needing to often go to the doctor. Problems caused by stress are the third leading cause of health care spending in the United States.

I stress-related disorders including headaches, back pain, insomnia, gastric reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and chest pains cost US citizens more than $ 80 billion in health care costs.

Suggesting patients to practice yoga and meditation and teaching them effective relaxation techniques helps them both feel better and less financially on the health care system.

Practicing relaxation techniques is much less expensive than a visit to the emergency room, a hospitalization but also compared to other techniques of complementary or alternative medicine.


Even if you feel good right now, the advice is to start practicing Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques. So you will already know how to take care of yourself in times of need, for example with the sudden arrival of a stressful situation to deal with.



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