Effects of mental relaxation and slow breathing in essential hypertension.

  title={Effects of mental relaxation and slow breathing in essential hypertension.},
  author={Rajeev Mohan Kaushik and Sukhdev Krishan Mahajan and Vemreddi Rajesh},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  volume={14 2},
OBJECTIVES To compare mental relaxation and slow breathing as adjunctive treatment in patients of essential hypertension by observing their effects on blood pressure and other autonomic parameters like heart rate, respiratory rate, peripheral skin temperature, electromyographic activity of the frontalis muscle and skin conductance. METHODS One hundred patients of essential hypertension either receiving antihypertensive drugs or unmedicated were selected randomly. Various parameters were… CONTINUE READING
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