Effects of autogenic training via the text of a CD on autonomic nervous system activity

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  • CDテキストによる自律訓練法が自律神経機能に及ぼす影響
  • CD テキスト ニ ヨル ジリツ クンレンホウ ガ ジリツ シンケイ キノウ ニ オヨボス エイキョウ

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<p>Continuous implementation of autogenic training (AT) is useful for health maintenance and improvement even in non-disease conditions, such as in subjects showing symptoms affected by stress. In this study, AT-inexperienced persons were included as subjects. Using a CD consisting of recorded AT formulas for intervention, autonomic nerve activities were determined through physiological effects. Evaluation items were electrocardiogram and the Profile of Mood States (POMS). The evaluation was carried out 4 weeks before and after intervention. The CD and training record were given only to the intervention group. The results after 4 weeks of training demonstrated that there was no significant difference in autonomic nerve activity function between the two groups. However, one patient from the intervention group experienced “improvement of frostbite,” suggesting a marked improvement in parasympathetic activity. POMS (tension - anxiety) in the intervention group showed a significant decrease from before to after AT implementation. Even in subjects with no AT experience, the training can be performed easily with the autogenic training method using the CD. It is suggested that this training involves an autonomic nervous system balance adjustment function and promotes subjective mind improvement.</p>

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