All Approaches to Preventing or Reversing Effects of Stress are Not the Same

@article{OrmeJohnson1998AllAT,
  title={All Approaches to Preventing or Reversing Effects of Stress are Not the Same},
  author={David W. Orme-Johnson and Kenneth G Walton},
  journal={American Journal of Health Promotion},
  year={1998},
  volume={12},
  pages={297 - 299}
}
With increasing evidence that sustained stress can have serious pathologic effects, 1 and modern medicine’s lack of adequate remedies for these effects, it is no wonder that patients are now trying meditation and relaxation for their stress-related disorders. 2 Research supporting the value of such approaches also is increasing, as is institutional recognition. A recent NIH Technology Assessment Panel concluded there is "strong evidence for the use of relaxation techniques in reducing chronic… Expand
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