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Global Advances in Health and Medicine: "A Perspective on the Similarities and Differences Between Mindfulness and Relaxation."
UC Davis Health: "Heart Rate."
American Heart Association: "Managing Stress to Control High Blood Pressure," "Meditation to Boost Health and Well-Being."
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: "Specific Transcriptome Changes Associated with Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients After Relaxation Response Training."
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: "Mindfulness meditation-based pain relief: a mechanistic account."
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH): "Relaxation Techniques for Health."
JAMA: "Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Usual Care on Back Pain and Functional Limitations in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial."
Loyola University Medical Center: "How Breathing Exercises Relieve Stress and Improve Digestive Health," "How Your Brain and Emotions Control Your Gut."
International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders: "Relaxation Techniques to Manage IBS Symptoms."
Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Hyperventilation."
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: "How Breath-Control Can Change Your Life: A Systematic Review on Psycho-Physiological Correlates of Slow Breathing."
American Psychological Association: "Stress Effects on the Body," "The power of the relaxation response."
American Migraine Foundation: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches.”
American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes and Stress."
International Journal of Yoga: "Effect of 6 Months of Meditation on Blood Sugar, Glycosylated Hemoglobin, and Insulin Levels in Patients of Coronary Artery Disease."
Diabetes Care: "Stress Management Improves Long-Term Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes.
Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Obesity: "The Effect of Relaxation on Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Changes of Women with Gestational Diabetes: a Randomized Control Trial."
Cleveland Clinic: "What Happens When Your Immune System Gets Stressed Out?”
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies: "A relaxation technique enhances psychological well-being and immune parameters in elderly people from a nursing home: A randomized controlled study."
Frontiers in Immunology: "Immunosenescence and Its Hallmarks: How to Oppose Aging Strategically? A Review of Potential Options for Therapeutic Intervention."
Frontiers in Psychiatry: "Self-Regulation of Breathing as an Adjunctive Treatment of Insomnia."
Mayo Clinic: "Biofeedback."
Medicine: "The effect of Benson relaxation method on anxiety in the emergency care."
National Institutes of Health: "Relaxation Techniques for Health."
Cleveland Clinic: "IBS: What Your Brain Has to Do With It."
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine: "Cardiorespiratory Dynamic Response to Mental Stress: A Multivariate Time-Frequency Analysis.:
CDC: "Type 2 Diabetes."
American Psychological Association: "Taking control of your diabetes."
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