Coronary Artery Disease
Patients in standard cardiac rehabilitation regimens have shown a reduction in mortality (41 percent decrease during the first two years), morbidity, psychological distress and some biological risk factors (lipid, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose).
Reduction in blood pressure comparable to changes produced by medication or weight loss, sodium restriction and increased exercise.
Decreased depression, anxiety, anger and confusion in outpatient cancer patients. Significant improvements in survival rates of melanoma and metastatic breast cancer patients.
Reduction in pain and its inhibition of patients’ everyday activities. Pain-related drug utilization decreased, and activity levels and self-esteem increased.
Type 1 Diabetes
Significantly lowered glucose levels in patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.
Clinically reduced symptoms of anxiety, psychological distress and secondary depression.
Improved the functional status and frequency of asthma attacks as well as adherence to treatment.
Reduction in headache activity.
Effective in significantly reducing the recurrence of major depressive episodes in patients who have been treated for depression.