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Six Evidence-Based Integrative Health Practices to Manage Eight Common Chronic Conditions and Promote Self-Care


A Review with Findings Inspired by a Workplace Wellness Case Study

August 3, 2016
Ruthann Russo and Luann Drolc Fortune
Journal of Community Medicine

Ruthann Russo writes about implementation of evidence-based integrative health skills groups matched to employee chronic conditions with employees of a Fortune 100 firm. The eight most costly chronic conditions for employers that were explored were high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, stress, depression, increased blood glucose, chronic pain, and tobacco use.  The six integrative health practices in which employees were trained were acupressure, biofeedback, guided imagery, meditation, qi gong, and yoga.

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