Autogenic Training - Topic Overview
Is autogenic training safe?
(AT) is safe for most people. Before beginning a program to learn AT, see your
doctor for a physical exam and discuss what physiological effects AT might have
on you. If you have a serious disease such as
diabetes or a heart condition, learn and use AT only
under the supervision of your doctor.
Some people have a sharp
increase or decrease in their blood pressure when they do AT exercises. If you
have high or low blood pressure, have your doctor or nurse check to see whether
AT is bringing your blood pressure closer to normal.
If you use AT
to help control any disease, including all heart and circulatory problems, do
not use it to replace any conventional treatments, such as medicines.
AT is not recommended for:
- Children younger than age 5.
- People with severe mental or emotional disorders.
If you feel very anxious or restless during or after
doing the exercises, stop AT or continue only under the supervision of a
professional AT instructor.
Always tell your doctor if you are
using an alternative therapy or if you are thinking about combining an
alternative therapy with your conventional medical treatment. It may not be
safe to forgo your conventional medical treatment and rely only on an