Looking Beyond what the Doctor Might Order

One of the most effective methods of breaking or interrupting the cycle of chronic pain, anxiety, and depression is the practice of various relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, and mindfulness training. Researchers once thought that pain, anxiety, and depression were related due to psychological factors. Researchers now know that pain shares certain biological mechanisms with anxiety and depression and these biological mechanisms are impacted by the same progressive relaxation techniques practiced by the Foundation’s Healthy Balance program. To learn more about the Healthy Balance Program, click here.