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Stress-busting mind-body medicine reduces need for health care

Anyone can develop better emotional and psychological resilience through practices such as rhythmic breathing, mindfulness meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, or prayer. These practices not only improve mental health but have real physiological benefits. A recent study found that people who completed a program designed to help bolster resilience actually used fewer health care services compared with those who didn't take the program, although more studies are needed to know whether such programs could help ease the burdens on the health care system.

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Published By: Harvard Mental Health Blog - Friday, 16 October, 2015

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