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  1. 13 Tips to Manage Stress

    WebMD explains how stress affects your health and how to manage it.

  2. Your Stress-Busting Checklist

    Check out this self-help checklist for steps to balancing your life.

  3. How Stress Affects Your Health

    How does stress affect your health? Find out now.

  4. Cupping Therapy

    WebMD explains the possible benefits and risks of cupping therapy, a form of alternative medicine.

  5. Ayurvedic Medicine

    Ayurveda is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in India. WebMD explains the history, principles, and practice of Ayurvedic medicine.

  6. Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

  7. Life and Wellness Coaches

    WebMD provides an overview of life coaches and wellness coaches: what they are, why people use them, and what happens during coaching sessions.

  8. Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Topic Overview

    Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...

  9. Manage Stress for Your Heart - Topic Overview

    Why is it important to manage stress?Stress is the way we all react to change. It includes our mental, emotional, and physical responses to the pressures of everyday life. Because change is a natural and normal part of life, everyone has some stress.But stress can be bad for your heart. If you have heart disease, stress can lead to angina symptoms and maybe a heart attack.Stress can:Raise your blood pressure. This could make your heart work harder. It could also break open a plaque in your coronary artery, which could lead to a heart attack.Raise your heart rate. This could make your heart work harder. It could also cause a dangerous irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).How can you manage stress?Taking steps to manage stress can improve your health and life. Try different ways to reduce stress, such as exercise, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Stop Negative Thoughts: Choosing a Healthier Way of ThinkingTry to change the situation that is causing your stress, if you can. Or maybe you

  10. Complementary Medicine - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use complementary medicine? ...

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