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Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery

Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery

02/04/14

(HealthDay News) -- Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that relies on using the imagination to help relieve stress and improve symptoms of nausea, anxiety and fatigue.

The University of Michigan Health System offers this advice:

  • Set aside at least 15 minutes to practice in a quiet, cool and comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Let others know that you need some uninterrupted time.
  • Don't practice while driving.
  • Turn off your phone and eliminate other distractions.
  • If odd thoughts come into your mind as you practice guided imagery, let them pass and don't dwell on trying to figure them out.
  • Consider the practice successful if you feel better after you've completed the exercise.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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