A form of Chinese meditation helps smokers reduce craving

Investor Point- 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.

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.

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