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795 Relaxation Response

795 Relaxation Response

The connections between the mind and the body have long seemed the province of fringe practices. But there is increasing scientific evidence that psychological and mental factors have a profound impact on physiological functions. We discuss this research with one of the country’s most prominent investigators into the mind/body connection, Dr. Herbert Benson.
Guests: Herbert Benson, MD, is Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI), and Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. His books include The Relaxation Response and The Relaxation Revolution.

Daniel Hoch, MD, PhD, is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine. He is a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The photo is of Dr. Hoch.
Dr. Hoch helped found Braintalk.org, a collection of over 200 separate online support groups for individuals with neurologic disease. He is a member of a group formed by the late Dr. Tom Ferguson to promote participatory healthcare, and a founding member of the Society of Participatory Medicine and its fledgling publication, the Journal of Participatory Medicine.
The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. Podcasts can be downloaded for free for six weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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