Guided imagery is the use of directed thoughts and visualizations to improve health.
Guided imagery is most commonly used for reducing stress. It is also used for anxiety, pain, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Guided imagery is the use of guided or directed thoughts and visualizations to deepen relaxation and to visualize solutions to problems or disease fighting processes, resulting in positive outcomes. For example, cancer patients might envision the body's defense systems fighting and destroying cancer cells.
The visualization process can be guided by an instructor or prerecorded tapes.
Guided imagery is often used with other techniques such as relaxation therapy to help reduce stress in stressful situations. Guided imagery is thought to improve relaxation and help people feel in control of their situation, often resulting in improved emotions and attitudes.
Guided imagery is LIKELY SAFE when used properly. There are no known safety concerns.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if guided imagery is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. However, there is no known reason to suspect it might be harmful.
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 guided imagery 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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