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How Mind Body Approaches Reduce Blood Pressure Better Than Medication

How Mind Body Approaches Reduce Blood Pressure Better Than Medication

“Our results suggest that the relaxation response reduced blood pressure — at least in part — by altering expression of genes in a select set of biological pathways,” co-first author John Denninger, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Mass General and director of research at the Benson-Henry Institute, noted. “Importantly, the changes in gene expression associated with this drop in blood pressure are consistent with the physical changes in blood pressure and inflammatory markers that one would anticipate and hope to observe in patients successfully treated for hypertension.”

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Do Our Perceptions Precede Our Decisions?

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Health, Mind-Body Connection, Prevention with 1 Comment
Do Our Perceptions Precede Our Decisions?

Have our decisions been made far before we make them? Walking down a specific street, choosing a career path or even reaching for a cup of coffee make not be as conscious a decision as we think, new research by Yale University psychologists suggest. The belief in free will is thought to engender levels of cooperation that allows for the emergence of social order. Our fate and destiny is shaped by not only the course our life takes but a combination of conditions which many believe are pre-determined and then molded by our free will.

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