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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Get The Facts: Asthma


This fact sheet provides basic information about asthma, summarizes scientific research on the effectiveness and safety of complementary health practices for asthma, and suggests sources for additional information.
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Relaxation Techniques for Health: An Introduction


Relaxation techniques include a number of practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-hypnosis, and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all: to consciously produce the body’s natural relaxation response, characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of calm and well-being.
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