Relaxation techniques (complementary medicine)

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Relaxation techniques are activities that reduces feelings of tension, which may, in turn, lead to reduction of stress (physiology).[1] They have been used in pain management.

One study reports that "Nature-based sound can provide an effective method of decreasing potential adverse haemodynamic responses arising from anxiety and agitation in weaning from mechanical ventilation in coronary artery bypass graft patients."[2]


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  2. Aghaie B, Rejeh N, Heravi-Karimooi M, et al. Effect of nature-based sound therapy on agitation and anxiety in coronary artery bypass graft patients during the weaning of mechanical ventilation: A randomised clinical trial. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Aug 29. pii: S0020-7489(13)00243-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.08.003