Healing Tao Institute

Stress Reduction & Relaxation Therapy

Over the latter half of the 20th century, chronic stress and its debilitating effects have been cited as either primary or secondary causes in the onset or prognosis of over one hundred diseases.

Oriental Medicine has, for its entire history, acknowledged the influences of stress, chronic negative emotions and their causative and contributory effects on health problems. Many of the modalities of stress management used in Western medicine are drawn from Oriental medicine. These include such methods as breathing exercises, visualization, meditation, progressive relaxation, and physical exercise.