- What’s the Bottom Line?
- Who Teaches Relaxation Techniques?
- What the Science Says About the Effectiveness of Relaxation Techniques
- What the Science Says About the Safety and Side Effects of Relaxation Techniques
- NCCIH-Funded Research
“How much do we know about relaxation techniques?
A substantial amount of research has been done on relaxation techniques. However, for many health conditions, the number or size of the studies has been small, and some studies have been of poor quality.
What do we know about the effectiveness of relaxation techniques?Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of health conditions, including anxiety associated with illnesses or medical procedures, insomnia, labor pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Psychological therapies, which may include relaxation techniques, can help manage chronic headaches and other types of chronic pain in children and adolescents. Relaxation techniques have also been studied for other conditions, but either they haven’t been shown to be useful, research results have been inconsistent, or the evidence is limited.”
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