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What is body manipulation?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Body manipulation is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach that teams the body and mind to promote health. Yoga is a part of ancient meditative practices of Hinduism and Buddhism. But the benefits of yoga extend far beyond spiritual well-being. Yoga movements combined with conscious breathing techniques not only bring fitness, flexibility, and relaxation to those who practice it regularly, but it can also counteract depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and high blood pressure. Breathing with intention and humming through the process is thought to increase nitric oxide, a potent gas that keeps blood vessels wide open, a great help to people with hypertension.

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