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Autogenic training is a self-help method of relaxation. It was invented by Johannes Schultz, a German psychiatrist, in 1932.

Autogenic training is used for stress, fatigue, pain, and many other conditions. However there is not strong evidence to support the use of autogenic training for these conditions.

Autogenic training is a self-help relaxation technique. It is thought that relaxation techniques might help in conditions where mental stress plays a critical role. Also autogenic training seems affect the parts of the brain that are related to pain. This might explain why it is helpful in some pain conditions.

Autogenic training is LIKELY SAFE. There are no known safety concerns. No side effects have been reported in clinical studies.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of autogenic training during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, there is no known reason to suspect it might be harmful.

Children: Autogenic training is POSSIBLY SAFE in children. No side effects have been reported in clinical studies.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

Autogenic training usually takes place in groups over 8 weeks. Then, individuals usually practice at home up to 3 times each day. Autogenic training consists of six exercises. Each exercise focuses on different aspects of relaxation. Relaxation is achieved by repeating specific statements focused on a specific area. The first exercise focuses on muscular relaxation. The next steps focus on feelings of warmth, slowing or calming heart activity, slowing breathing, warmth in the abdomen, and finally, cooling in the head. It is thought that this and other relaxation techniques might be helpful for conditions where mental stress plays a critical role.

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