CAN THOUGHTS HEAL MY HEART?

iD magazine - - Body & Mind -

There are thou­sands of ex­am­ples of how so-called PAIS (pos­i­tive ac­tiv­ity in­ter­ven­tions, which are es­sen­tially noth­ing more than pos­i­tive thoughts) af­fect bod­ily pro­cesses— even when med­i­ca­tions and oper­a­tions fail: For ex­am­ple, an ex­per­i­ment at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia showed that two 15-minute med­i­ta­tion ses­sions helped re­duce high blood pres­sure in the long term as well as prevent dis­eases. Stud­ies con­ducted with twins also show that a pos­i­tive out­look on life is only about 25% in­nate, mean­ing the rest can be changed.

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