Yoga And Meditation Reduces Healthcare Cost by 43% (Study)
January 3, 2016 | News | No Comments|
Harvard Study Reveals Major Healthcare Savings From Practicing Yoga And Meditation
Yoga and mediation have always been known to have long term health benefits. These benefits translate into major healthcare savings. In the following article, a recent study done at Harvard reveals how practicing yoga and meditation has the added benefit of reducing your cost of healthcare services.
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By TNM Staff
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 can also dramatically reduce health care utilization,” said James E. Stahl of the MGH.
By doing a comparative analysis of information available and data on individuals participating in the BHI Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP) from 2006 to 2014, researchers came to the conclusion that practitioners of yoga/ meditation/ prayer spent significantly lower than non-practitioners, on medical services.