November 6, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A form of Chinese meditation can help smokers reduce
their craving for cigarettes even if they hadn't intended to, says a researcher in
the United States.
Yi-Yuan Tang of Texas Tech University analyzed data on 27 smokers, of whom 15 got five hours over two weeks in Integrative Body-Mind Training, which includes relaxation, mindfulness and mental imagery. Mindfulness is an attentive awareness of reality. Subjects in a control group received a relaxation regimen.