Living Well with GBS|CIDP and Variants

Integrative medicine puts the patient at the center of the care and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. This process enhances the ability of individuals, who may be affected by other health conditions, to stay as well as possible while the cope with their condition. In upcoming weeks and months, you can look forward to finding practical advice on creating a healthy balanced lifestyle with everyday tips for living well. Dr. Julie Rowin helps introduce our “Living Well” section with the article on the benefits of mindful breathing.

Breathe

Our breath sustains us. It not only supplies our cells with life-giving oxygen; the mechanical act of breathing itself is intimately connected to our body’s basic physiology.  With every breath in our heart rate increases and with every breath out it slows. The modulation of respirations, heart rate, blood pressure and digestion are interconnected through the primitive part of the brain called the brainstem and primitive nervous system called the autonomic nervous system.

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