Mind-body medicine: a model of the comparative clinical impact of the acute stress and relaxation responses.

@article{Dusek2009MindbodyMA,
  title={Mind-body medicine: a model of the comparative clinical impact of the acute stress and relaxation responses.},
  author={Jeffery A. Dusek and Herbert Benson},
  journal={Minnesota medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={
          47-50
        }
}
Although the physiological and biochemical changes that occur during the acute stress response have been well-characterized, the contrasting changes that underlie the relaxation response evoked by various mind-body techniques are less understood. To help guide future mind-body research, we present a conceptual model that integrates patterns of change at the physiological and molecular levels. In addition, we point to future research opportunities and discuss how repeated elicitation of these… CONTINUE READING

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