A new study has suggested that practicing meditation, mindfulness, and yoga can help to reduce your stress levels. It suggests adding these practices to treatment plans for stress-related illnesses and conditions, or practicing them to reduce stress associated with the current coronavirus pandemic. This idea of mind-body medicine is not new, and is employed at several practices. Stress can lead to chronic conditions like digestive problems and heart disease, so practicing techniques like meditation can be very helpful.
- Medical experts have unfortunately found that increased stress overtime can lead to several chronic diseases.
- Clinical researchers have been exploring the mind-body connection in how our emotions impact our physiological health since 2006.
- Chronic pain that has been induced by psychological stress has actually become an epidemic since it is so frequently seen in the medical community.
“In the commentary, experts in mind-body medicine have called for including stress-reduction practices, such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, in treatment plans and medical research.”