1974: Lowering Blood Pressure
"Decreased blood-pressure in pharmacologically treated hypertensive patients who regularly elicited the relaxation response."
1983: Improving Chronic Pain
"The role of relaxation in behavioral therapies for chronic pain."
1990: Infertility and PMS
"The mind/body program for infertility: a new behavioral treatment approach for women with infertility."
"Alleviation of premenstrual syndrome symptoms with the relaxation response."
2001: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
"The effects of relaxation response meditation on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: results of a controlled treatment study."
2006: Cognitive Function
"The relaxation response: reducing stress and improving cognition in healthy aging adults."
2015: Reduces Health Utilization (trips to the doctor)
"Relaxation Response and Resiliency Training and Its Effect on Healthcare Resource Utilization. "
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