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Relaxation Techniques

What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Many Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. This fact sheet presents an overview of CAM, types of CAM, and information on safety and regulation.

Review Date: January 02, 2015

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

About Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Learn how it may help you or someone you know.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

How to Meditate

Find systematic tips for relaxation and meditation.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

American Meditation Institute

Mind-Body Medicine

Learn about the the mind-body connection and disease prevention.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Meditation Institute

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response.

Review Date: March 31, 2015


Terms Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Use this glossary for a brief introduction to common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) terms and definitions. These terms include: the Alexander Technique, ayurevedic medicine, hypnosis, pilates, qi gong, reiki, tai chi, yoga, and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Yoga for Health: An Introduction

Yoga is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. This web page provides a general overview of yoga and suggests sources for more information.

Review Date: March 31, 2015

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

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