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Breath Work for Rheumatoid Arthritis–Related Stress and Pain: How to Try It

December 03, 2018

Patricia L Gerbarg MDPatricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College in Valhalla, and a coauthor of the depression and IBD studies, among others, speculates that the practice is so effective because the vagus nerve — which connects the brain to the body and tells organs when to beat, breathe, digest, and the like — is now known to send even more messages in the other direction: from the body to the brain.

NYMC faculty: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Source: Everyday Health