Peer Reviewed Clinical Study Finds AMI Meditation Reduces Burnout and Stress While Increasing Compassion
By Mark Pettus, MD
In 1949, Dr. Hans Selye, a Hungarian-Canadian physician, was runner-up for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his pioneering research in the understanding and biologic mechanisms of the human stress response. It was Selye who first described the relationship between chronic stress and illness. While the medical enterprise was rapidly evolving toward disease-specific diagnosis and treatment, Selye recognized features common to all diseases that could be traced to the chronic effects of stress.
His research demonstrated three phases of the stress response. The first was the “alarm phase” with rapid rises in adrenal-based cortisol and adrenaline, essential […]