Boston, Massachusetts 02215

  • Healthy

Purpose:

The purposes of this study are: 1. To examine molecular and biochemical changes, associated with the relaxation response (RR) that can counteract the effects of stress in healthy adults. 2. To compare genomic, molecular and biochemical parameters between healthy adults with a long term meditative practice and those with no experience in meditation. Since stress is a factor in the development of many health conditions, a further understanding of the mechanisms of the RR should be developed. The project is designed to determine how the RR can improve the quality of life that has been adversely affected by stress.


Study summary:

The purposes of this study are: 1. To examine molecular and biochemical changes, associated with the relaxation response (RR) that can counteract the effects of stress in healthy adults. 2. To compare genomic, molecular and biochemical parameters between healthy adults with a long term meditative practice and those with no experience in meditation. Since stress is a factor in the development of many health conditions, a further understanding of the mechanisms of the RR should be developed. The project is designed to determine how the RR can improve the quality of life that has been adversely affected by stress.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - healthy individual - age:18-49 years - able to read and understand English - able to attend al study visits - access to a telephone (to schedule visits) Exclusion Criteria: - current smoking - asthma - current use of any prescription or psychoactive medications or supplements - either: 1. no prior experience with RR eliciting techniques 2. at least 3 years of regular RR elicitation (at least 20 min/day) - BMI >30 - exhaled nitric oxide levels >60 ppb - abnormal lab values (Hct <32,creatinine >1.3, glucose >200 - pregnancy


NCT ID:

NCT00179595


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Herbert Benson, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: April 07, 2020

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