Focusing is a mind-body based therapy. It can be used for psychological wellbeing as well as improving learning and physical function.
Focusing has been used to improve stress and well-being in patients with anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and other conditions. However, there is no reliable scientific evidence to support the use of focusing for any condition.
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It is not known how focusing works. In psychotherapy, focusing is meant to help a person develop coping mechanisms for various issues and troubles. "External" focusing, or focusing on aspects outside the body, is thought to improve learning and performance of movements. "Internal" focusing, or focusing on a body part or personal thought, is thought to disrupt the flow of an activity.
Focusing is LIKELY SAFE when performed correctly and for a short period of time. Focusing has not been linked with any side effects.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if focusing is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. However, there is no reason to suspect safety issues when used appropriately.
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.
The appropriate or safe use of focusing depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.
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