Harvard Study Finds Yoga And Meditation Reduces Healthcare Cost By 43%…

Harvard Study Finds Yoga And Meditation Reduces Healthcare Cost By 43%

Practices like yoga, meditation, and prayer can help curb the need for general healthcare, services by almost 50 percent, according to researchers.

A study done by Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Institute for Technology Assessment and the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) reveals that evoking the relaxation response or a physiologic state of deep rest, helps alleviate stress and anxiety, while also affecting heart rate and blood pressure.

“Our study’s primary finding is that programs that train patients to elicit the relaxation response — specifically those taught at the BHI — can also dramatically reduce health care utilization,” said James E. Stahl of the MGH.

“These programs promote wellness and, in our environment of constrained health care resources, could potentially ease the burden on our health delivery systems at minimal cost and at no real risk,” he added.



You can read the full study here

Comments

0
comments
ShowHide Comments

Sivana Spirit

We aim to bring inspirations from the East to the West through offering one-of-a-kind treasures, conscious design, and Eastern world…

View Profile

Daily Wellness Inspiration & News!

Complete Your Donation

Donation Amount

Personal Information

image description

Welcome back!

Don’t have an account yet? Join Here

or
image description

Join the Community

Join our growing community of mindful writers, and contributors. Follow your favorite authors and more!

Already have an account? Login here

or
image description

Reset your password

Send this to a friend