Author: Tamara L Goldsby1, Michael E Goldsby2
1 Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego; California Institute for Human Science, Kentucky.
2 Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego; Department of Public Health, University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Conference/Journal: Integr Med (Encinitas)
Date published: 2020 Dec 1
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 24-30 , Word Count: 97
Eastern integrative medicine includes centuries-old practices and treatments which have quite recently garnered significant attention in Western society. Numerous traditional medicine techniques such as yoga, sound healing, Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, and acupuncture have recently been studied in relation to their potential for reduction of human chronic stress, a widespread societal health problem. These ancient treatments present considerable potential for stress reduction globally. Thus, the present authors recommend that substantial resources be devoted to the study of these practices as potential tools for stress reduction and improvement in public health.
PMID: 33488307 PMCID: PMC7819493 (available on 2021-12-01)