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Rapid stress reduction and anxiolysis among distressed women as a consequence of a three-month intensive yoga program.

@article{Michalsen2005RapidSR,
  title={Rapid stress reduction and anxiolysis among distressed women as a consequence of a three-month intensive yoga program.},
  author={A. Michalsen and P. Grossman and A. Acil and J. Langhorst and R. L{\"u}dtke and T. Esch and G. Stefano and G. Dobos},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={
          CR555-561
        }
}
  • A. Michalsen, P. Grossman, +5 authors G. Dobos
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
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